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“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”      Lucille Ball Maybe you are unemployed and have … Continue reading

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“I think sometimes that people think brave means not being afraid, which of course it doesn’t mean that at all. It means that you’re afraid, but you move past that and do it anyway.”      – Craig Ferguson I’m … Continue reading

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Attitudes toward work are changing.  It seems to be moving into a new category.  The labor force participation rate continues to fall.  Work as a ‘life priority’ is in decline.  And, quite honestly, what work is available and required is … Continue reading

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“We are not unlike a particularly crustacean.  The lobster grows by developing and shedding a series of hard, protective shells.  Each time it expands from within, the confining shell must be sloughed off.  It is left exposed and vulnerable until, … Continue reading

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It’s been a turbulent week in the world.  Lots of rancor.  Heightened emotion.  The events flood our news feeds…whether traditional or part of the social-media blitz…and start to dominate our conversations. It challenges us.  Our beliefs.  Our knowledge and acceptance … Continue reading

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I was chatting with an acquaintance recently about career building.  Often this can lead to a discussion of what it takes to climb the career ladder. The conversation gave me the opportunity to share my view that career progression is … Continue reading

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“The way we spend our time defines who we are.”     —    Jonathan Estrin  Much has been written about the correlation between activity and who we are.  Long ago I became interested in the work of Morris Massey at the University … Continue reading

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“It turns out that arrival isn’t the point.  It can’t be, because we spend all our time on the journey.”    Seth Godin, July 30, 2017 I just had a birthday. Not a particularly special or noteworthy birthday. It didn’t usher … Continue reading

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I’m happy to introduce today’s guest blogger, Jill Wallace, Chief Marketing Officer at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids.  Go ahead and laugh. Go ahead and laugh. It’s ok. As the world moves faster every day and is often a … Continue reading

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The following is a reprise of my blog from July 20, 2015.  In recent weeks, our community has lost two women who were both ‘experts’ in finding and sharing the joy of life.  They were giving, exuberant, energetic women who … Continue reading