Posts tagged "life planning"

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 »

Helpful Links for YOUR Quest - Websites and Ted Talks

Helpful Links for YOUR Quest - Websites and Ted Talks
In my travels through the internet, I have found several helpful links.  Here are some of my favorites: I Want Her Job. com – really cool way to research different career paths via real women http://iwantherjob.com/featured-jobs/ My Aunt Sally sent me this link from the Huffington Post. Tara Sophia Mohr explores the idea of “finding... 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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Sit Down and Ask Yourself Some Questions

Sit Down and Ask Yourself Some Questions
Do yourself a little favor and answer these questions. Don’t sweat it out too much, just answer from your gut.  Take time to type or write them out. Get a fun journal or create a new file on your computer to store some of these exercises in. It will help you decide what you want... Read more »

"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 »

The Beginning - How this blog was born

The Beginning - How this blog was born
So, I have been contemplating for some time now how one makes decisions about one’s life, particularly if one is a girl. As for me, this was my BIG dilemma in life, from about the time I entered college with no idea of my intersts, strengths or career path, until about, well, thirty-seven. I spent... Read more »
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    Beth Shannon

    I am a career consultant turned high school guidance counselor on a quest to help girls figure out their education, career, life plans utilizing my own experiences, education and training over the past 25 years.

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