Posts tagged career
5 Lessons I learned while making a career change

After 7 years in an awesome job, I found out I was massively underpaid. I’ve decided to quit my job. It is a HUGE leap that I've decided to quit my very good job and take a risk and start my own consulting company. I'm not good at asking for help. I'm not good at sharing deep fears. But this was a huge leap and I had no choice but to ask for help. The results were unbelievable.

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When your career doesn't go as planned

For as long as I could remember, I wanted to be a professor. After the meeting when I realized it wasn’t going to happen, I got in my car and cried. I was sad. This had been my dream for a long time. The next day, I started to create a new dream. If your career is not going as planned, maybe it’s time for you to work on a new career dream.

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6 surprising ways women jeopardize their careers

Despite having great career ambitions, so many of us do thing that hold us back. I was at dinner with a colleague, a successful professor (and working mother) at a university and a researcher at a large hospital. She is being pursued for a new more senior position, but had a list of excuses about why she shouldn’t even attend an informational interview with them. As she spoke, I could see myself in so many of her excuses…

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How I transformed my fear, quit my job and started my own company

After almost 7 years in the same role, I'm about to quit my job. A couple of months ago, I found out that I was paid 47% less money than my colleague with the same job. I don't have a new job lined up, instead I'm starting my own company. I'm excited, really excited. If you get me talking about what I want to do, I am so passionate.

But I'm also scared.

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Let passion guide your career

As we navigate work-life balance, it's easy to get caught up in joys and challenges of raising a family and continue with the status quo at work. We focus on the wants and needs of those around us - children, spouses, parents, siblings, employees, bosses... Being considerate and supportive can be amazing, but somewhere inside us, we have our own passions, things that inspire us, challenge us, and push us to greatness.

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