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This Career Coach Tip asks what it will take to not react when your buttons are pushed.

Yes, yes, I get it. They really push your buttons. I know they are doing the pushing, but the buttons are yours. Own them.

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The only way out of confusion is through action! You can think all you want about your next career move or the next great business idea but until you put the first steps into action…

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Are things not clear? This Career Coach Tip encourages you to take action to find clarity.

This Career Coach tip encourages people to be curious and ask questions to engage people.

I’ve been giving this advice quite a bit lately and it applies to so many situations, like interviews, meetings…

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I bet at some point today, you will have a moment of reflection where you wonder whether the right move is to stay or to go…

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This Career Coach tip says to keep growing whether you stay at your current job or look for a new one.

This Career Tip encourages you make small changes now for big results down the road. What small change can you make?

Have you ever noticed that some of the greatest advice in life can come to you through an inconspicuous messenger?

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#1

Are you living with Oscar? On Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch loves living in his trash can. To most of us, it’s no more than a smelly tight space, full of garbage. But to Oscar, it’s home...

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#2

Are you playing to your strengths? We often get caught up comparing our achievements to those of people that are doing “better” than us. But often they have completely different talents than we do...

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#3

Can you change it? There are days when all you can see are your faults. Perhaps you said too much on a phone call, but just couldn’t help yourself...

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#4

What are you not saying? We can spend so much time worrying about how to say or write something that we underestimate the non-verbal cues we’re also sending...

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#5

Is your Plan B helping you or holding you back? You recently started an exciting new business with three former colleagues. It is October, and you know that if the business doesn’t come together in the next two months...

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#6

Will your theory lead to a Big Bang? Is it the chicken or the egg? You are surrounded by people you can’t trust. How could you possibly trust anyone?

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#7

Light my fire! Simply put, there are two reasons why you’re not achieving greater fulfillment at work...

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#8

Where are you relative to your potential? We tend to think of our lives in absolutes. I have a job; I don’t have a job...

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#9

What brings you back from your place of darkness? We all have our moments of darkness. How we get there is personal to each of us...

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#10

What do you feel judged for? As you look back on what you have accomplished professionally this past year, you may be thinking you didn’t work hard enough, make enough money...

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#11

Where do your eyes go? When I kitesurf I know that to go further upwind and make some ground, I need to eye a spot up the horizon so my body will go in that direction...

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#12

Are you ready to step out? In the tip “Oscar’s Can,” you were asked to reflect on the tight, limiting space full of your own garbage you are calling home...

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#13

Are you bringing the fun part of you to work? I once got into an elevator going to a client’s office and was joined by a young woman and man. They were in the middle of a conversation...

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#14

Interviewing: Are you competent or compatible? I was working with a client, preparing him for a job interview. In doing this work...

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#15

Do you really want to know? Feedback is a funny thing… we say we want it but when we get it, the first thing we want to do is prove that it’s not really true...

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#16

How do you know the timing is right? If you pull an unripe apple off of a tree and bite into it, would you blame the tree or the apple for its sour bitterness?

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#17

Are you asking more questions than you answer? I’ve been giving this advice quite a bit lately and it applies to so many situations...

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#18

Are you confronting people from the right place? Proactive confrontation is one of the most powerful communication skills you can ever learn...

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#19

Are you ready for a break? I know the tip on confrontation was a tough one, so we’ll give you a break and make this one easy...

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#20

Feeling lucky? I recently read an article called “Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn” by Richard Wiseman. A decade of research revealed that “lucky” people generate good fortune via four basic principles...

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#21

Are you showing up? Often we want to start a project or change a habit, but we get lazy or talk ourselves out of it before we even start...

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#22

Ante up! Don't leave your potential on the table. Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) defines “efficient frontier” as a situation of maximum return from minimum risk...

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#23

Are you crossing the line? The last tip, the efficient frontier, described how not getting close to the line (maximum returns with minimum risk) in your career means you leave your potential on the table...

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#24

What's dragging you? Do you feel like you are working hard, but still not achieving the success you envisioned for yourself?

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#25

Where are your buts taking you? You are having a great year, but you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop...

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#26

Are you resistant to change? Resistance is “a force that tends to oppose or retard motion.” This implies that by resisting, we are actually stopping forward movement...

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#27

Is what you do separate from who you are? Many of us see “what I do” as separate from “who I am...”

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#28

“It’s been one of those days,” said the woman standing next to me as I was picking up lunch...

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#29

Are you over-thinking it? The only way out of confusion is through action!

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#30

Why don't mosquitos get malaria? Scientific research shows that mosquitoes carry the malaria parasite without getting sick...

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#31

What's it going to take? We change when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing...

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#32

Who pulled the goalie? I know you have all heard the phrase, “every challenge is an opportunity.” But let’s think about it in a new way...

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#33

Recently I was standing on the corner of 5th Ave and 44th Street in Manhattan and I overheard a man on his cell phone say, “Why are you always Mr. Glass Half-Empty at work and Mr. Glass Half-Full in the rest of your life?”

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#34

Are you sharing your goldfish? The NY Times published an article called “Don’t Indulge. Be Happy.” It reports studies at Princeton which found that once you earn $75,000, earning more doesn’t really make you happy...

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#35

Yes, yes, I get it. They really push your buttons. I know they are doing the pushing, but the buttons are yours...

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#36

There are times in life when you need to put new tools in your toolbox to get you through a challenging phase. Sometimes those tools have an expiration date on them.

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#37

Are you ready for some interview tips? These apply to investor meetings, joint ventures, and networking sessions...

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#38

Make an appointment with yourself. Let’s talk about the days you walk into the office and have a personal issue occupying your mind...

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#39

Will you stay and grow or go and grow? I bet at some point today, you will have a moment of reflection where you wonder whether the right move is to stay or to go...

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#40

How about a jolt of high-energy and clarity? Let’s keep it simple and start with clutter...

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#41

Do you believe the hype? We tell ourselves stories. We label ourselves. We proudly state our limitations...

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#42

What's your story? Before you tell your Career Story, let’s follow some simple steps...

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#43

How are you telling the truth? In the previous tip, we spoke about getting your facts and your confidence together to tell your story...

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#44

Are you picking the right battles? I ran into a friend who had been struggling personally and financially for a few years and had been living the consequences of other people’s drama...

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#45

Mix it up today! We all get into routines and patterns...

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#46

How are you? Fine. How’s your job going? It’s fine. How’s your family? Everyone’s fine. How are you feeling? I’m fine...

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#47

Do things happen suddenly? Nothing happens “suddenly.” Did you really “suddenly” get a job offer or did you plant the seed a while back..

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#48

How do you measure success? Seems to be a theme this week! We are so trained to measure success in terms of dollars $$...

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#49

Get excited! Let’s experiment… think of something that you find mundane or uninteresting at work today and inject some excitement into it...

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#50

Time keeps ticking. I was hastily walking along the Upper West Side of NYC one Sunday afternoon racing against the clock to get from a wonderful yoga class...

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#51

Are you planting apple seeds to grow bananas? I was with a client today who’s been seeing me for leadership development for the past few months and has seen such significant changes...

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#52

Are you enjoying what's happening right now? After an action-packed family weekend full of food and fun...

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#53

Are you asking for help? My husband and I moved apartments recently and found ourselves buried in boxes and completely overwhelmed...

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#54

What's derailing your A-game? A client asked me a great question yesterday! He said, “we seem to have spent a lot of time talking about my strengths. What about my weaknesses?”

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#55

Are you ready to make a move? I’m all for thinking big but sometimes thinking big scares us into not taking any action at all...

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#56

Today’s challenge… Change every “Why” question you ask yourself or others to a “What” or “How” question...

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#57

Are you ready to work hard today? If you think about all the things you would like to improve about your work, your personal life, your health all at once...

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#58

Ever heard of the FOMO? It’s the Fear Of Missing Out. Most of us have it at least some of the time. Some of us have it all of the time...

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#59

What inspires you into action? We often find ourselves in a position of looking back and looking forward at the same time...

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#60

Where are you? If you’re reading this, you are most likely at one of these stages in your career – Accelerate, Transition or Transform...

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#61

Are all of your apps running? You know that moment when you look at your iPhone late in the day and wonder how you got to 12% battery and suddenly you realize there are 36 apps running in the background?

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#62

Don't wait until January! Something I hear from many clients and also friends is, "I'll (fill in the blank) in January..."

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#63

Borrow the confidence from your past. Tap into a previous situation where your energy was high, you felt amazing and you were present and passionate...

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#64

Feedback is a gift. One of the best leadership skills anyone can master is both giving and receiving feedback...

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#65

It's all in the practice. When I am in yoga struggling to maneuver my body into what feels like contortionist positions...

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#66

Put a Face On It. Times have changed and so has the job search. I recently coached someone who had applied to 80 jobs...

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#67

What do you love most about what you do best? It is so easy to get caught up in a career that has you sticking with a role that you are really good at...

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#68

So many of us are on a quest for the Holy Grail…to find our purpose. The word “purpose” is so big that trying to find it can be intimidating...

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#69

Wisdom is in the weeds. When I was younger, my dad loved his vegetable garden. He did the planting, the fertilizing and the overall upkeep...

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#70

Ready for resolutions? It’s that time of year when we make resolutions — promises to ourselves that we’ll do something differently in the New Year...

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#71

Sometimes the process is the purpose. The less attached you are to the outcome the more progress you actually make...

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#72

Albert Einstein said… “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… it takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction...”

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#73

Give yourself permission to be happy and watch what happens...

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#74

What does your hand shake say about you?

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#75

Shift Your Perspective. You may think that when something positive happens at work, when someone you don’t get along with leaves and is replaced by someone you immediately like...

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#76

Get Inspired to Aspire. You are what you aspire to be, if you do what you need to do...

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#77

Small change, big results. Have you ever noticed that some of the greatest advice in life can come to you through an inconspicuous messenger?

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#78

Have you ever had an event or meeting scheduled that you just did not want to go to? Thinking of long excuses to not attend...

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#79

Ask for it. As a coach, I hear many people lament how they “wish” they would get a raise. Or they “hope” their boss would recognize their hard work...

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#80

Get out of your head. Have you ever found yourself thinking about the next question to ask or the next point to make while you’re talking to someone?

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