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8 Questions to Ask When You Feel Stuck

8 Questions to Ask When You Feel Stuck

I talk to a lot of people who feel stuck, unable to make a career change. Something about their work isn’t satisfying—it may even be life-draining—yet they just can’t seem to move forward. “I want to do these things for myself, but I keep focusing…

MVP Philosophy: The Quickest Path to Clarity and Confidence

MVP Philosophy: The Quickest Path to Clarity and Confidence

An MVP philosophy, adopted from the field of software development, is the fastest way you’ll find your dream career. Why? Because taking consistent, imperfect action (a key element of the MVP philosophy) builds two elements of a fulfilling life: clarity and confidence.  The problem with…

3 Fun Ways to Overcome a Negative Mindset

3 Fun Ways to Overcome a Negative Mindset

I’ve written before about the impact a negative mindset has on our results. Once you begin consistently noticing your mindset, you realize that you are not your thoughts. You’re an observer of those thoughts. This is a powerful distinction, because it lets The Real You…

A toolbox for creating lasting change with Anne Thompson

A toolbox for creating lasting change with Anne Thompson

What would a healing practitioner say about how to deal with our strange political environment? I recently met with Anne Thompson—founder of Healing Spirit and EarthOmaha.com—on the sunny patio of an Omaha coffee shop.  Also known as EcoAnnie, Anne uses her MS in Psychology; certifications…

The #1 Reason You Haven’t Reached Your Goal

The #1 Reason You Haven’t Reached Your Goal

You want to change your results.  What you may not realize is that your thoughts cause your feelings, which in turn cause your actions and results. This is why questioning thoughts is foundational to my coaching and my life. Thoughts → Feelings → Behavior →…

How to make quick decisions

How to make quick decisions

Do you make quick decisions? If you’re like most people, even though that in-between time is uncomfortable, you hang out! We often stay stuck because we’re afraid we’ll make the “wrong” decision. How can you make decisions more quickly? How do you know whether something…

Get more done (part 3): Why and how to review your goals

Get more done (part 3): Why and how to review your goals

So you’ve set your goals, created a plan to achieve them, and are taking action. But do you review your goals regularly? As you move forward, do you take the time to look back?  Ask any project manager: plans are meant to be changed!  To…

Get more done (part 2): The habit that’s costing you hours every day

Get more done (part 2): The habit that’s costing you hours every day

We all know that task-switching hurts productivity. Every software engineering team I’ve ever worked with has debated how to minimize interruptions. And yet, we still let it happen. Perhaps because, even presented with data, we underestimate its full impact?  One study shows that it takes…

Get more done (part 1): Stop wasting brain power

Get more done (part 1): Stop wasting brain power

Where to begin In this 3-part series, I’m going to share my most effective task management* tips so you can get more done in less time. Keep in mind that all of these practices assume you know your most important vision, decided on a strategy,…

Passion, Purpose, and Pastries: How Michelle Kaiser Found Meaning in Her Work

Passion, Purpose, and Pastries: How Michelle Kaiser Found Meaning in Her Work

Michelle Kaiser is a passionate entrepreneur and baker who owns The Omaha Bakery here in (you guessed it) Omaha, Nebraska. I recently interviewed Michelle about her career journey. Read on to learn how this joyful woman has found meaning in her work. This one’s a…