Want to Level Up Your Career? Hint: It Won’t Happen by Changing Companies

Summary: I’ve laid out 3-1/2 steps you can take to level up your career and none of them involve changing companies. In fact, changing companies will likely result in a lateral career move. What’s your next career move? Do you have the skills and experience you need to make it happen? Do you even know what you’ll need? The sad truth is that if you are hoping to level up your career and climb the next rung on the ladder by changing companies, that’s highly unlikely. Why? Because it’s risky for the company that would hire you. Interviews are imperfect, …

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Is False Abundance or Scarcity Around Your Knowledge Holding You Back?

Abundance and scarcity are interesting concepts to me and something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – especially when it comes to sharing knowledge and teaching. Sometimes we’re hesitant to share what we know. We want to keep it to ourselves because we feel like it creates some sort of scarcity. As if we’re the only ones who know it and if we let it out our value instantly decreases. As if we can somehow maintain our status by keeping it to ourselves. Knowledge does not accrue interest by staying in your head. In fact, it loses value. Knowledge …

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The Most Liberating and Brave Thing You Can Say to Your Content’s Critics

The world is a noisy place, and that extends to the professional world. People keep telling you, “you have to create content,” “you should start a blog,” “become active on LinkedIn and share your content there.” Whether you’ve been in an industry and profession for 15 years or 2, it’s still scary to write a blog post and share it out on LinkedIn or Twitter. Creating a short video of your thoughts, perspective, or experience you’d like to share is scary. Imaginary Critics We always hear this imaginary critic in our minds who tells us we’re a fraud. “They” tell …

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Time for Your Career Pivot

This past year (2020) has been a doozy. Our worlds have been completely shaken up, our values solidified, and some things we once thought were important no longer are. You may be entering the new year contemplating a career pivot or making the leap toward starting a business. However, unless you have a sizeable amount of cash stashed aside that you don’t mind losing early on, it’s not a good idea to quit your day job and jump into your new endeavor with both feet. That means adding more time and work on top of what you’re already doing. For …

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