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When you are struggling to move forward

One step at a timeThere are times when you are going to struggle no matter where you are in life. Moving at all seems so difficult. A wise friend once told me that at that times all he can do is put one foot in front of the other.

I don’t know your struggles and you don’t know mine but I can guarantee that at some point in our lives, everyone struggles. You may be struggling with:

  • Finding a new job
  • Figuring out how to pay your bills
  • A family member (or even yourself) who is lost in drugs or alcohol
  • Finding a job that fits your talents
  • Finishing a course, degree, or certification
  • A relationship gone sour
  • Children who make wrong choices
  • Facing your future
  • Deciding if you should leave your current job
  • Figuring out if you can ever retire

You pick and you will find something you are struggling with sometime in your life. To focus only on that list or even one of those things will get you stuck. When I can’t seem to move forward, I remember that all I have to do is put one foot in front of the other until the way becomes clearer.

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Is your enthusiasm showing?

I have to admit that there are days when my enthusiasm and joy in everything wanes. The crisis of the moment takes over or the weather is exactly the opposite of what I want or I feel pressured or I am scared. However, I try to make those days the exception rather than the rule.Continue Reading

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What are you going to do differently this month?

When I spoke about goals in other blog posts, I mentioned that I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions that you make on January 1. Rather I believe in continuous challenge and continuous actionable goal-setting. Whether you are reading this as a job seeker or as an entrepreneur or as a business professional or asContinue Reading

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Find beauty in the clouds

A photographer friend in Miami commented on my Facebook post today and I told him to keep sending the beautiful sunsets. He replied, “It’s cloudy today” and I replied, “Find beauty in the clouds.” His response is that they are all grey. Sometimes life seems like this. All grey and cloudy. And we don’t likeContinue Reading

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My 3 Words for 2014

After reading my career industry colleague, Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter,’s response to Chris Brogan’s 3 word challenge for the new year, I started thinking maybe this should be the year I add my 3 Words into the mix. Jacqui’s deliberate way of looking at life is so motivating. (By the way, deliberate was one of Jacqui’s wordsContinue Reading

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Are you working on a degree in Advanced Worrying?

There’s a Bible passage in Matthew 6 that says: 34“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Worrying in advance Unfortunately, many of usContinue Reading

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You can’t let negativity tear you down

No matter how many success stories a person has, there will be a “no” sometime in your life. Someone, perhaps because of their own life experiences, will not click with your hard work. Perhaps it will be a manager, a customer, a neighbor, or even a spouse. You have two choices at that point. YouContinue Reading

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