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Your envy is trying to tell you something

Envy is an emotion that most people don’t like to admit to, yet it’s something that we all feel at one time or another. Envy arises when we wish we had something that someone else has. It happens frequently in the workplace. Sometimes it happens when a colleague gets a promotion or plum assignment that you wanted. Or the little green monster could crop up when a...

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5 big lies that block your progress... and how to conquer them

Every day I talk with people who have big dreams and want to pursue them but don’t. They feel frustrated and stuck and aren't sure what to do about it. Deep down, they know exactly who they are and what will make them happy, but they are afraid to give in to their desires.

When I probe a little deeper to understand why they don’t pursue the goals that will...

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We Are Our Stories: Andrew's Career Story

I'm sharing an excerpt from one of the "career stories" in my book Winning the Game of Work from Storytelling Entrepreneur Andrew Linderman. I hope you find it enlightening especially given the times we're living through.


Andrew Linderman is the founder and head storyteller of The Story Source in New York. Though he comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, he gave it a shot in the...

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Colette’s Career Story: My Time in the Old Boys’ Club

It was 2009, the middle of the financial meltdown, and I had just gotten out of an 18-year marriage to an addict. I had gone back to school to get a degree in Architectural Engineering – a degree that just two years before had a 98% placement rate – and with the real estate market in the toilet, absolutely no one was hiring.

I just needed to get a job to support me and my...

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Career Wisdom According to Yogi

Nothing is like it seems, but everything is exactly like it is.

–Yogi Berra
 

Yogi Berra was a catcher with the New York Yankees for eighteen seasons between the 1940s to the 1960s, and though he holds the record for the most World Series Championships as a player (ten), he is arguably best known nowadays for his quirky quotes. Even if you’re not familiar with...

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3 Big Lies That Hold You Back

Deep down do you have big dreams and want to pursue them but haven’t started yet? Maybe you feel frustrated and stuck because you don't know where to start... maybe you're afraid of not doing the "right thing"... or you've tried a couple things and nothing has worked the way you expected.

I believe deep down, you know who you are and what will make you happy, but for some reason, a block...

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Honestly... Do you deserve a promotion?

Do you deserve a promotion?

Admittedly, that’s a loaded question. But, seriously, who decides that? Generally, it’s management who decides who gets promoted but I’d argue that they are not the ones who decides who deserves promotion.

Only you can decide whether you deserve it or not. It’s really a matter of mindset. One of the things that energy theory tells us...

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Acceptance in the Time of COVID

What a crazy time we’re living in! It’s hard to comprehend. It’s scary. It’s frustrating.

Yesterday I saw news stories about protests in some states to allow schools and businesses to open back up. It’s normal to be angry about this COVID pandemic. Our world has been turned upside down. Could things have been different? Yes, of course they could have...

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What's in your bag? How your beliefs lead to success (or frustration)

“We do not see the world as it is, we see it as we are.”
--Anais Nin
 

Joan* and I had just walked out of a quaint French bistro in town. My meal was delicious, the wine was chilled and refreshing, the conversation was stimulating, and the service was fine. To me, it had been a very enjoyable evening catching up with an old friend. However, it was clear that Joan did not...

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5 Steps to a Great LinkedIn Photo and Why It's Critical to Your Success

 

Updated: Sep 18, 2018

 
The old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is more revelant than ever on Linkedin. According to Linkedin expert Blair Decembrele, profiles with a photo get 21 times more views and up to 36 times more messages than profiles without a photo. No matter how great your Linkedin profile, it's not going to be viewed if...
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