Career and Life Transitions

Thinking too Much?

While I am closer to the end of my career transition each day, I’m always thinking about my life. Not just little things like, what I wear to work or when to run errands, but I’m also contemplating the big things: quality of life, fulfillment of dreams, life-changing choices. A few months ago, my father …

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Dealing with Others’ Transitions While You Stand Still

An unsettling feeling washed over me the other day when I got the news that an ex of mine had recently gotten married (another one is still a newlywed). The feeling wasn’t really about them, they’re nice guys who deserve happiness in their lives; the feeling was an unsettling feeling about my life.  I felt …

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Career Stereotyping

So, this is probably not what you think. But it can affect people just as much as any other type of stereotyping. It  happens regularly in the work world, especially now in a generation of what I call “mobile employment” (people aren’t staying at one company working for the gold watch anymore–they move).  You want to …

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Career Transition: Inspiration

If you’re feeling discouraged by your situation, this story in today’s Charlotte Observer can help. You never know where you are really needed or where your career will take you if you don’t open your mind to possibility and opportunity. From despair, Ed Holland became nation’s top church administrator