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How to Be Grateful When You’re Miserable Ahhh, Thanksgiving. Turkey comas. Minimum 3 days off work. Thanksgiving Eve, more affectionately known as Blackout Wednesday or Drinksgiving. Perhaps the one and only national holiday that requires absolutely no gifts or effort, according to Andy Rooney. In other words, true bliss. No tests. No projects. Just blissful […]

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Quarter-Life Crisis to Quarter-Life Renaissance That tingly feeling at the end of the weekend. The thought that your time of freedom is almost over. The pit in your stomach that reminds you of spreadsheets and terrible coffee. You know this sensation as the “Sunday Scaries”. Yes, non-millennials, that’s a thing. But the Sunday Scaries might also be […]

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could test drive your career the way you test drive cars? What if you could just sit in the proverbial front seat, experience how the steering wheel feels in your hands, see what the visibility is like, test out the gas and the brake pedal… I mean really feel what it’s […]

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A few days ago, I was on campus at a local university. Shout out to UT Arlington- Go Mustangs! I had been asked by the director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program to speak to a group of her masters students. After I finished telling my story and talking about my journey in my […]

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Does your life need a goal-setting gut check? I’ve been away from the office for the last few days, and I had the kind of epiphany that only comes when you take a step back and take an objective look at your life. The epiphany was about something that all of us have been trained […]

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Let me take you on a little journey… You’ve got an AMAZING goal. Brilliant, even. And you finally have enough time, money, and interest to bring this bad boy to life. When you start on your incredible [insert diet, project, program, job search, or your other amazing goal here], you have all the energy and […]

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Have you ever stopped to consider just how important your mindset is to everything in life? Consider the last time you were taking on a challenge and told yourself it “would be hard.” Was it? Or how about the last time you make a mistake and called yourself “an idiot.” Were you? Or what about […]

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Ok, so I know I just went for it with the title of this week’s podcast, but sometimes you just can’t sugar coat things. Anyone who’s started anything, taken a risk, or otherwise deviated from the norm will tell you that bad things happening– aka, shit hitting the fan– is not a matter of if, […]

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Have you ever felt like a personal fraud? Perhaps you were giving a friend relationship advice while your romantic life was falling apart. Or maybe you were offering your sister some assistance with her history homework when you refused to ask for help in economics. Or there was a time when you were asked to be on a panel […]

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Imagine this: You study hard, master your craft, perfect your presentation, put yourself out there, hustle your happy ass off, and then… You. Go. Viral. Your book becomes an international best-seller. Your episode on Oprah is a huge hit. Your post on Twitter breaks the internet. Your video of yourself dancing to every great tune […]

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