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Your Dream Job – Start with Purpose

8-11 Start with Purpose

As we continue our series on your dream job, we’d like to suggest you consider the research cited in Daniel H. Pink’s book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. We know that life is full, and it can be hard to find the time to read a book these days; so, if you’re [...]

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Your Dream Job – The Big Rocks

8-10 The Big Rocks

Over the past two weeks, we have been talking about Your Dream Job and some core questions you can ask yourself to begin to move toward work that’s more meaningful, satisfying, and that supports you living a life that you love. Today, we’re going to talk about exploring your dream job through the lens of your [...]

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Your Dream Job

8-8 Your Dream Job

Are you in your Dream Career? Are you satisfied with your current role or should you consider making a move? It’s never the wrong time to evaluate your career and to think about whether or not you’re doing work that you love in an environment where you thrive.  Do a quick scan of your work [...]

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Live 2019 with Grace

8-6 Live 2019 with Grace

During some personally difficult times, clients and colleagues will often ask us, “Why do you do this work?” They are puzzled that we would choose to put ourselves in the middle of the messiness and pain that people experience in their lives and work. We do this work because we know that when people matter to themselves and [...]

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US & THEM

8-5 Us and Them

This week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr, we’d like you to consider a change of language that can have a profound effect on you and on others. You see, language is the fundamental way in which we come to understand and relate to the world around us. When you change your language, you [...]

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PAUSE and HALT: A Powerful Combination

8-3 Pause and Halt

One of the things we love about the PAUSE is that you can use it to interrupt your reactivity to external actions, and you can use it to provide support for how you respond to your internal thoughts and feelings. When people are under stress, they often work harder, run faster, spend less time sleeping, [...]

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Your New Year

8-2 Your New Year

We are not big proponents of resolutions, since most of us don’t get much beyond January with this laundry list of big ideas. We believe that you matter. And because you matter, you need to know what your priorities are in life so that you can take steps to move toward them throughout the year. On this [...]

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You Will Fail

7-52 You Will Fail

You WILL Fail. Those were the first words out of a friend’s mouth when, in 2011, we said we were going to create and send out a nugget of our best thinking every Monday morning for a year. For a brief moment we actually wondered, what could we possibly find to say every week for [...]

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I Hate Everyone!

7-39 I Hate Everyone

  This is Linda writing to you today about something that recently happened with me. Last week, I shared with the executive assistant at a client’s office that, “This morning, I hate everyone!” The EA’s response? “I do too, this morning!” As I was sharing this experience with the team at CSC, I laughed and [...]

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