The Power of Harvest Season

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The fall season is near. Also called autumn. We can observe the changes. Cooler temperatures. The trees lose their leaves. General energetic quietude. It’s a contemplative season that invites us to go inward. Intensified thinking. More acute sensing.  It’s a harvest season. Like every season, each carries particular energies and patterns we …

A Wise One Says, “Step Back and Reach Your Goals”

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One of my event attendees [Goal Set 2020] wrote about her experience at the workshop. It’s an admirable quality to me, when someone is driven enough to immediately reflect on an experience, put the logic to practice, and processes the emotional content that may have come through. Software developer Karolina …

Practical Desire & Know Thyself Assessments

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Part of the recent Goal Set 2020 workshop involved distilling intent. If we think of a general distillation process, we’re stripping some substance of the extra layers to reveal its essence. Get to the “heart of the matter,” some may say. “Strip it down to its root,” others might say. Give me “the …

“Free” Education Resources for Pandemic Downtime

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Don’t be fooled by the title; nothing in the world is truly free. Energetically, there’s always an exchange. In the case of these resources, the trade will be your attention, focus, your intelligence and commitment to utilize what’s provided. The current pandemic is slowing the economy down and keeping people …

How to Build Credibility with Testimonials

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Professionalism is an art that challenges us to put forth our best public image and manifest our highest self-image. To be professional is to maintain a level of conduct that produces positive outcomes for all parties involved. This is how we build credibility. When we think of professional development, often …

Networking for Long-Term Value

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Imagine yourself at a networking event. There you are, dressed in your best professional clothes because that’s what the advertisement suggested on Meetup.com. You’re standing at the front entrance. It’s about 45 minutes after the event started; you didn’t want to be the absolute first one to walk in without …

Reputation Management for Career Growth

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Strategic planning is at the core of career reputation management. Preparation. Positioning. Thinking not just of how circumstances are now but how they can be in the future. How a professional intends to direct that future. This connects quite conveniently to the knowledge of time in metaphysics, which proposes that …

Ask Questions to Enhance Workshop Engagement

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A workshop differs from a presentation or lecture in the focus on the “work” in the “shop” the space creates. Some kind of effort is done that places the audience in a direct experience of the topic. In a workshop, the audience tends to leave with results from the activities …

How a Blog Creates Career Development Value

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If you use an Internet search engine to research a topic, if you aren’t absorbing information from an organization you’re likely to do so from someone’s blog. Test it out for yourself. Search “The best way to shine shoes” and scan the first 10 links. Blogs. “Blogging” is defined by …

The Value of Having a Business Card

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The business card is one of the most common resources for professionals and non-professional interests alike. I remember experimenting with a number of card designs during undergrad. I’d go to Vistaprint and toy with the options. Choosing different titles, seeing which resonated most. With a large stock available and card …

2 Ways to Have Empowered Meetings

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Meetings appear to be dry gatherings of little worth, but they can be useful opportunities to expand your influence for missions you resonate with. P.S. – Meetings don’t just happen in companies and can take many forms (masterminds, lunch out, the classic golf scene, impromptu) so it’s essential to know …