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Stop the job suckage: day three

* This ten-day series is designed to help you kickstart a new way of approaching your job or career. Over ten days, we'll explore how to look objectively at the job/career situation you're in, and clarify where to go next. For some, that might mean not leaving a job...

Coming together

Coming together

What I think more than anything else is that I feel more alive than I had felt before, and the surprise has been that "alive" is not always euphoria. Sometimes "alive" is a thin razor's edge away from the cold, bracing wind of fear.

No case of the mondays

This post was written in December 2009. It documents my transition from part-time to full-time coaching. I noticed this thing that happened over the weekend, on Saturday. Basically, as Saturday afternoon wound into Saturday evening, I started to mentally run through...

Self-care is not a hamburger

This was written in December 2009, and documents my transition from part-time to full-time coaching. Okay, funny title, right? But here's what I mean--self-care is not a to-do list of stuff, achieved or looked at in a factory assembly line fashion (i.e., bun,...

It was time to stop drinking lattes, anyway

It was time to stop drinking lattes, anyway

This post was written in December 2009, and documents my transition from part-time to full-time coaching. In September, the very day that I decided that I would let go of teaching, the first symptoms hit of what I would now tentatively diagnose as an ulcer. In all of...

The snow globe

This piece was written during November 2009, and documents my transition from part-time to full-time coaching. If I chose one metaphor for my life in the past year, it would be the snow globe. In general, everything has felt so shaken up, so topsy-turvy, but in a...