How to Know if Your Job Doesn’t Fit

When you go to work do you feel constrained and uncomfortable?  You know the feeling.  It’s like pulling on a shirt or sweater that’s too small.  You can’t wait to get it off, it’s driving you crazy.  And it looked so good on the shelf! That’s how it feels when you work for a company whose values don’t match yours. In today’s economy, you may ignore the warning signs of …
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Feeling Unlucky? Here’s Why That Might Be A GOOD Thing!

Do you ever feel plagued with bad luck?  Some people have good luck – but you don’t seem to? You’ve heard of ROI – Return on Investment.  Well there’s actually ROL – Return on Luck.  Even bad luck.  Impossible?  Read on. Last year I heard a speech by Jim Collins, business guru and author of Good to Great and his latest, Great By Choice.  Jim has spent his career studying …
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself With Others – Coming Back to Your Own Yippee

“Comparisons are odious”  - Shakespeare Nine women sat around a stone fireplace in a cottage on the Rhode Island coast.  Ranging in age from late eighties to early forties.   Their professional interests as wide ranging as their ages – from Cardy Raper, the scientist and author of the wild book Love, Sex and Mushrooms, to horse whisperer Nicole Birkholtzer to dancer, housewife, professor, entrepreneur and business consultant.  I was one …
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Bluebird On The Mountain

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I was on the Read My Lips radio show the other day with my engaging host Bonnie D. Graham who asked me:  What is Yippee Index exactly??? I answered as often do:  The Yippee Index measures how satisfied you are with what you do.  Does what you do make you want to say Yippee? But what does having a High Yippee actually feel like? Your life is full of moments …
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Uh Oh!! Are You Using Standard Operating Procedure?

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Outside the window red and blue lights flashed and a line of red lights snaked its way toward our plane. The flight attendant spoke into the intercom.  “This is standard procedure for an unscheduled landing.  Don’t be alarmed.” Who was she kidding? I’d been planning this trip to Vancouver for weeks, and at first everything had lined up perfectly:  Four clients, four days, not a wasted minute, back to Nashville …
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