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[CCU] CAREER CONUNDRUMS – Part 1

As we move into Summer, I’m going focus on answering Career Conundrums raised by you, my readers. CREATIVE CAREERS UNLEASHED!From Turning Point Strategies and Lyle T. Lachmuth CAREER CONUNDRUMS — or How to Spend Your Summer Creating the Life You Want  First, WELCOME to Summer to all my readers. And, for my readers in the…

How To Get It All Done!

Chris writes: "My Greatest Challenge is Just staying caught up with all I want to accomplish and making sure I don’t say "yes" to every request I get to use my valuable time." Chris really has two challenges. Let’s look at #1: Staying caught up It’s tough. Especially, if like most Artistic-types you WANT to…

Career Conundrums: Pursuing Your Dreams

Stephanie writes: "The biggest barrier to living the life of my dreams is me. When I do not nurture and live the life of my dreams I diminish its value and importance. In reality, there are few things in life more important than pursuing my dreams – my highest potential – but it is easy…

[CCU] Networking for Introverts… and other shy professionals

Are you shy about networking? Learn some simple steps to improve your ability to make the connections you need… to grow the business you want. I feel somewhat — foolish? arrogant? – to be an Extravert talking about networking for introverts. But, then I think back to how shy I was as a kid —…

Managing Energy

It’s Saturday… and I’m baffed! I look back on the week and it doesn’t seem that demanding. But, I’m a pooped puppy. Why? I’ve been ‘trying’ hard to "Manage my Energy". Yet, my ass is dragging. I thought a lot about it on my walk this morning. The morning walk is my time to reflect…

My Story

Last fall I was desperately searching for a way to deal with "IT"! IT being the crushing, numbing, mind-blowing pain I was experiencing. That’s when networking worked for me. I’m a member of a Yahoo Group devoted to marketing for independent professionals. On that group was a wonderful psychologist, Dr. Karen Shue,  who wanted to…

Go For A Walk

In the May 2th issue of my  ezine, Creative Careers Unleashed, I talked about Managing Overwhelm using Thinking Strategies. But, changing the way you Think about things isn’t the only way to deal with overwhelm. You can use Behavioural or Action strategies as well. For example, last night I woke at 1:30 a.m. from some…

DOING WHAT'S IMPORTANT: #5 Beginning To End It

Last post I talked about the idea that moving from what we like to what we love is a Transition. It’s NOT a simple change. It’s a psychological shift, a change of mind in a very significant way. That’s why it so blooming hard to let go. It’s like our blankie. Out soo soo. It’s…

DOING WHAT'S IMPORTANT: #4 Find the Beginning

This past week in my ezine Creative Careers Unleased I talked about a common challenge for professionals: How do I transition from where I am (doing a job where I’m making money) to where I want to be (Making [excellent] money doing what I love? This week I’ll look at some answers. FIRST: understand some…

DOING WHAT'S IMPORTANT: #3 Heed the Rhythym

In my last post I said it was important, if not critical, that you know your own rhythyms: sleep cycle, energy cycle, mood swings, and the like. Why? Artistic-types don’t live 9 to 5 lives. Don’t have 9 to 5 rhythyms. For example, my current sleep cycle has me in bed by 8, 9 at…