Posts tagged "career planning"

Do young women have too many career choices? How choice theory may apply to educational, career and life plans

Do young women have too many career choices? How choice theory may apply to educational, career and life plans
Growing up, my mom told me, ”When I was your age, I could only choose between becoming a secretary, a teacher or a nurse. You have so many choices – the options are endless – the world is your oyster!” THIS was not helpful, and I was left befuddled.  I now realize why I was left paralyzed by... Read more »

Your Values: How they relate to decisions about your education, career and life

Your Values: How they relate to decisions about your education, career and life
In my former work as a career consultant, I met many people who were unhappy in their jobs. The NUMBER ONE reason that they were miserable was that there was a disconnect between their values and the values of the organization they worked for, the boss they reported to, or the people that surrounded them.... Read more »

What if .... you could clone yourself?

What if .... you could clone yourself?
Many years ago I heard a woman speak on the topic of career planning, and she posed a question I have always remembered. “If you could clone yourself and create 5 (your name)’s , then send each one out in the world in a different job, what would those jobs be?  You must suspend reality... Read more »
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"Your Personal Legend"

"Your Personal Legend"
I am re-reading the great book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, because it is on my coffee table and is required reading for my high school freshman. It is the story of a young Spanish hepherd who encounters a wise king in his travels, and this wise king helps him discover his “Personal Legend”.  “To realize one’s Personal Legend... Read more »