What Not To Wear and the passionate entrepreneur

One show I absolutely loved when it was out and still watch the reruns is TLC's What Not To Wear! I love the process of transformation for each guest on the show and all of the helpful tips along the way. The process reminds me of the passionate entrepreneur and recognizing the leader within. Watch or listen and let's dive in!

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Cover letter success tips

If you're ready for your next opportunity in your career or even as an entrepreneur who has to pitch a contract, a cover letter will help you bridge your experience to your new potential company. Listen to this video for tips to get your cover letter ready for success and the next step - your interview!

And when it’s a job you really want - the position that's more satisfying, leveraging all of your potential, and increasing your paycheck - the resume and cover letter can feel more like an obstacle, especially if you:

  • Feel like your career path has been all over the place and are unsure how to include very different experiences into a cohesive story that feels authentic and clear to a potential employer while connecting to the job you want
  • Feel overly concerned about showing if you’re either over or under qualified depending on the position being applied for
  • Feel overwhelmed to know how effectively articulate your experiences and skills on paper, so that the hiring...
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Get Curious

 When I think of curiosity – I’m looking at it as someone who likes to learn. Someone who actively wants to find out more because they want to grow.

Deepen their practice

Deepen their knowledge

Try something new

As a leader – being curious is a big part of trying out new ideas. You are curious about what will happen. If something doesn’t pan out well, you’re curious as to why and trying something else to see if that creates success.

Being curious is about growth and learning

The inspiration for this post came from an experience when I was traveling home from Boston.

On the first leg of the return flight, I had a wonderful quick chat with a flight attendant. What stood out with this trip was how he engaged with those in first class. He specifically greeted each of them by name, then asked what they wanted to drink.

As I observed from my seat, it didn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary, until I heard what he said. The fact that he...

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Are You Thinking Big Enough?

 Today’s chat was inspired by one of my all time favorite books – The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David J. Schwartz.

So my parents gave me this copy when I was in high school, and I’ve re-read it many many times since. It’s about a growth mindset. Having a mindset that says I can figure it out or I am more than capable.

If you haven’t read this book, I hope you’ll check it out, but in the mean time – are you thinking big enough?

Meaning – are you brainstorming and whole heartedly pursuing goals that are exciting, audacious, meaningful and scary at the same time?

Do they push you out of your comfort zone?

Another way to think big is to day dream. What would just be amazing for you if it happened?

Don’t just keep these ideas in your head – write them down.

Take out a piece of paper and for 15 minutes, just brain dump everything that comes to your mind of what would be amazing to accomplish, do, have, or experience.

It...

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