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What are the Benefits of Gratitude?

I love gratitude.

This time of the year is the best time to learn how to express it.

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. Gratitude is an appreciation for what an individual receives, whether it is tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the good in their lives. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. They can apply it to the past by claiming positive memories and being thankful for elements of their childhood or past blessings, the present by not taking good fortune for granted as it comes, and the future by maintaining a hopeful and optimistic attitude. Regardless of the inherent or current level of someone’s gratitude, it’s a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further.

So, how can gratitude change your mindset? Let’s take a closer look.

 A Gratitude Journal

Gratitude journals have been known to help the reverse the cycle of negative thinking. The best way to do it is by just getting started and not overthinking how or a by employing a specific process. Make it a habit to write down thoughts about things in your life each day. Allow yourself just to write and not to overanalyze. A gratitude journal is a great way to think about what you’re grateful for in your life each day. What makes your life so amazing? What makes you feel blessed and happy? Think about those things and write about them!

There are some incredible benefits to keeping a gratitude journal, such as:

  • Feeling calmer at night
  • Decreased levels of stress
  • Gaining a new perspective of what is important to you and what you appreciate in your life
  • By clarifying your thoughts on what you want to have more of in your life, and what you can remove from your life.
  • Helps you focus on what really matters.
  • Help you become more self-aware
  • Read back through your gratitude journal to readjust your attitude and remember all of the wonderful things and people that you have in your life

It is important to plan to maintain your journal on a consistent basis in order to continually capture all of the benefits. I love to write in mine each morning with a cup of coffee before I start my day. Some prefer to do it before bed because then they can capture their day. There isn’t a right or a wrong; it’s about just doing it!

Giving Thanks Year-Round

Gratitude also has been known to improve health when it is expressed regularly. According to UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, expressing gratitude regularly literally changes the molecular structure of the brain, it keeps the gray matter functioning, and makes individuals healthier and happier. To consistently reap these health- and other- benefits we want to do this year-round. So, what else can gratitude do for us and our lives?

  • Gratitude opens the door to more- or improved- relationships
  • Gratitude improves physical health
  • Gratitude improves emotional well-being
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
  • Grateful people sleep better
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem
  • Gratitude increases mental strength

I have found that improving these things have also helped to improve other areas of life such as one’s career and job search and decisions related to those because it has improved the clarity and the power in which those decisions are made.

What better reason than to get started today?

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Is Fearing Stopping You From Reaching Success?

Hey ladies, have you ever been stuck in a job search that isn’t going anywhere? It’s frustrating, annoying, and makes you wonder what you’re doing wrong, right? So, you just start to second guess yourself?

Well, you know what? The truth is that this can be fatal to your job search and your career. At this point, once fear kicks in and knocks us around, it will construct an entirely new reality for us. Once that happens, we can think that we are making good decisions, when we are making them based out of misconceptions and misinterpretations due to the hold that fear has over us. It can also make us second guess ourselves.

Letting that voice that tells you risk-taking is bad, or that you can’t advance in your career, can’t get a salary increase, or can’t even find a job that will fulfill you and make you happy that  is when we’re self-sabotaging and it’s a problem. Do you know what self-sabotaging behavior is? Do you know how to recognize it? It’s when you get in your own way and create problems that didn’t exist before out of fear of failure, unhappiness, & low self-esteem. It’s a shame because it keeps you from achieving your career goals for even longer.

This is why you want to try daily mindset practices to help you get on the right track.

If you want to learn more about daily mindset practices and how they can help you in your job search and help you achieve your career goals, schedule a free strategy session today by clicking the link below!

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These calls are free and have the power to transform your career and your life. All you need to do is click on the link below and find a time that works for you…

On this session, we will create an action plan that works for you- and work through any fears that might be holding you back from doing so. Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Are ATS Keeping You On The Sidelines?

Many jobseekers are unaware of what an ATS is or how it affects them or even their results.

I have seen jobseekers spend months to even years sending out resumes and not getting a response or only receiving rejections. And typically, when this happens, they assume that there is something wrong with them, their skills, or that they weren’t qualified for the job.

However, where is the proof that any of this true??

You weren’t provided any feedback so you’re going by only what you THINK is true- not what ACTUALLY is.

How many rejections does it take to realize that the problem isn’t you- it’s the fact that resume writing has gotten more complicated, complex, and difficult? Would it take 100 rejections or 10 years’ worth? What would life be like then? Can you imagine the hell of that constant writing and editing hoping that you got it right only to come up short again? Can you imagine how desperate you would feel? Think about bringing that desperation to a job search. It will only result in a negative impact and not the results that you were seeking.

What many may not realize is that jobseekers battle with feeling inadequate or desperate regularly.

What they also do not realize is that it can be avoided altogether.

Those feelings of inadequacy, frustration, and aggravation can go away.

They can be replaced with feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment.

The question is are you ready to do so?

This requires giving up things that don’t work and trying things that do.

It also requires building new beliefs about what is possible.

If this sounds like you and if you are serious about your job search and your career, then let’s talk!

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Is Negotiation Keeping You From Your Success?

The media has made negotiation much more difficult for women- and this has made it overwhelming, intimidating, and nerve-wracking.

They have told us some big lies and portrayed it to be an impossible feat that can only be accomplished by our male counterparts.

Because of this, many women fear losing a job offer because asking for more will make them look:

  • Greedy
  • Bossy
  • Intimidating
  • Aggressive
  • Difficult

This emphasizes all the self-doubt that we feel about ourselves, our skills, and our career trajectories. They are using this self-doubt to prey on us, which makes us even more fearful, and has kept many from even trying.

And if you search negotiation advice for women, articles will tell you to do things like:

  • Come in prepared
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Listen
  • Practice
  • Watch your tone

🤯 WOW! Those aren’t helpful. How will that advice lead a job seeker to a positive outcome in negotiating a job offer?

This is only making it worse by either keeping you from trying, keeping you from learning how it’s really done, or even from succeeding.

So, you’re never supposed to earn more? I don’t believe that. Imagine finding a role you loved so much with an employer who couldn’t wait to have you as part of the team, you were made an offer, but the salary just didn’t meet your expectations. Imagine you learned how to ask and BOOM- you’re earning more than you ever thought you could imagine!

It really could be that simple. I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then click the link below to get started by booking your strategy session TODAY! Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Do You Fear Your Financial Success?

Most people associate doing more work with earning more money. 💸

There’s a problem with this thinking.

How would it ever be possible to earn a raise?

Work 24-hours a day? 7 days a week?

Would doing one more project or working extra hours automatically earn us salary increases?

Why do we believe that we need to do more, for the same or less? If you’re already doing additional work (something beyond the scope of your current role)- shouldn’t you being getting paid appropriately for it? This flawed thinking only makes the problem worse because it forces women to struggle asserting their true value because they’re not being compensated properly for their work to begin with.

What many may not realize is that compensation is not based on the AMOUNT of work you do. It’s based on your ABILITY and SKILLS to do that work effectively and to solve organizational issues in your role. So, when we begin to work outside of the scope of our current role and build new skills and abilities to solve new problems, we should be paid appropriately for it.

This flawed thinking is only making the problem worse for job seekers and career changers.

It means that if we get paid according to the amount of work that we do, then we can’t ever make more money because most working women are already stretched thin enough.

Time away from home. 🏡

Time away from our spouses/ partners.

Time away from children.

Time spent at work unhappy, feeling unfilled, unappreciated, and unsure of where your career is headed- or how it will get there. 🙍🏻‍♀️

Time spent at home dreading going back to work because you know you could do better, but you have no idea how to get there.

I am here to help you bust through these ruts and finally earn the salary increase that you’ve been dreaming of!

I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then click the link below to get started by booking your strategy session TODAY! Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Are These Myths Thwarting Your Job Search?

We have been told some big, fat LIES when it comes to job searching and our careers.

It all starts with the dishonest, harmful advice online. Much of it tells people that their search is supposed to take awhile and supposedly what to do when that happens.

They are failing to tell you WHY- the real reason- and how to get to the root of the real problem or how to fix it. If someone told you the real reason- what would you actually DO with that? Would it change your behavior? Your life? The way you’re approaching your job search and your career?

The Myths & Their Impacts

If you Google such, reasons that come up include:

  • Lack of motivation
  • Holding out for something that doesn’t exist
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Having a bad attitude
  • Waiting for the job to come to you

REALLY?!

And many will tell you to do things like:

  • Let go of perfection and focus on what you can control
  • Accept that it will take awhile
  • Don’t look for a dream job because, well, they don’t exist…So we’re supposed to all be unhappy at work? Is that normal?!

This only PERPETUATES the problem, keeping job seekers searching longer and never finding a solution- or a career that truly fulfills them and makes them happy.

What does this mean?

Every time you search for a job you will likely encounter the same issues because you never learned how to fix them. You will also never find a fulfilling career because society continues to impose the standard that we are supposed to hate work and dream careers just don’t exist.

Those who constantly receive rejections – or worse- no response at all assume that they weren’t qualified for the role.

Some quit and give up what they’re looking for thinking that they will never be qualified enough, always missing the mark, not meeting their goals, and not fulfilling their dreams.

Others assume it’s their age.

Or their salary history.

It’s Time For a New Process…

I am here to BUST those MYTHS and tell you that those aren’t the real reasons.

I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then click the link below to get started by booking your strategy session TODAY! Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Is Your Scarcity Mindset Limiting Your Career?

Scarcity. Not everyone is quite sure what this word means. In the simplest of terms, it means that one has a mindset that there will never be enough, whether that is money, food, emotions, or something else entirely. Most people suffer from scarcity and unfortunately, most people don’t realize it, either. However, when you suffer from scarcity your thoughts and actions stem from a place of lack. Instead of believing that you have enough or that there is plenty to go around, you cling to everything that you have out of fear of coming up short.

How Does Scarcity Manifest?

It can manifest as something small, such as not getting yourself a coffee even though you know you’re in dire need of caffeine or undertipping a server to much more substantial decisions, such as not investing in your retirement because you’re afraid of what might happen to the money or not changing jobs because you fear your salary might be less- so you settle and stay stuck and unhappy. This mindset keeps you from achieving wealth, growth, and advancement. Fear holds you back, so you’re constantly focused on keeping what you have and don’t seek new opportunities. So, you decline to fulfill your dreams, including your career dreams. You know that you’re underpaid but have a false sense of security by thinking you have to keep what you have and neglect to negotiate for more. Or you’re unhappy in your role and you would love to find something that fulfills you instead of feeling bored and like you’re not doing anything meaningful. But there’s a risk associated with that too because you have to give up your current paycheck and routine for something new and you prefer to cling to what you have.

The scarcity mindset also makes you feel unworthy of success and abundance. Instead, you will be focused on just getting by and avoiding any potential disaster. There likely won’t even be a reason to believe that things will even fall apart (this is an issue alone!) You will be putting all of your efforts towards just staying afloat so you will be reluctant to take any chances- even if it involves a small amount of money. The scarcity mindset will also force you to make poor choices and decisions. If you’re worried about your bank balance you might not want to open up your bills and even end up paying them at the last second- or worse, late. And I have news- the feelings do not go away on their own. In fact, they get EVEN worse, which increases the feelings of scarcity. So, how does all of this affect your career?

Scarcity and Your Career

A scarcity mentality doesn’t see opportunities. Instead, it sees limitations. Change seems impossible and life is unfair. An abundance mindset is about believing that there is always more. This includes more opportunities, more ways to grow, and more ways to turn a bad situation into a success. And when someone is looking for new role, it can be mentally challenging. It requires an abundant mindset because not every interview will work out, not every role will be meant for you, and you won’t want each opportunity that is presented to you, either! It will force you to pass on opportunities and wait for the next one trusting the process and trusting that it exists and will appear.

So, let’s break this down a little further. Those with a scarcity mindset are more likely to hang onto a miserable job because they don’t think that they will ever find another one unlike those with an abundant mindset. Those with a scarcity mindset are more likely to fear competition, begrudge others of their accomplishments, and struggle relentlessly to achieve a milestone that proves you’ve arrived. In addition, they are likely to claim credit for themselves, constantly themselves to others, hold onto things that they never use, hoard money instead of making smart investments- even in oneself, and limits plans to only safe baby steps.

It’s All About Choices

Your mindset is your choice. You can change it any time you’d like. You are not trapped there forever. We all have our circumstances that brought us there as well. However, as we grow up it is our choice to continue to stay there- or not. If you want to change your career and seek a massive salary increase, it will require an abundance mindset so you can think big and take the necessary risks. Once you remove the limitations placed on you, your career, and your life there is more than you could have ever imagined waiting for you!

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Is the Noise on Social Media Derailing Your Transformation?

Not everyone on social media is an expert.

Yes, that’s right.

You can click on almost any social network and see someone giving advice. However, how effective is that advice? Has it worked for them? Anyone else? Are there any results to back up their claims, motivational quotes, or advice in their post or tweet?

For example, you see someone who posts a quote and it might sound like it fits you or your situation. If you took a deeper look at it, would this person have their own successful career? Or have they been fired a bunch of times, which of course an online audience would not know about. In this instance, they are likely the worst individual to be providing you with advice. Also, their LinkedIn profile may show employment, but that doesn’t mean its current information, either.

Leave it to a Professional…

As a Career Coach and someone has helped clients land multiple job offers, dream careers, and salary increases up to $60K, I will tell you it takes a lot more than a post, a motivational quote or speech, or a tweet to get you any of those things. It takes consistency, dedication, a system that works, and a willingness to learn a new way to fix the issue at hand. It also takes an expert who has gotten transformational results for clients, and even themselves. This professional should be well-versed on the topic and how to solve any of the related issues as well. For example, if you’re searching for a new role but not receiving interviews. It’s important to try to understand why in order to put you in the right direction. Think about how a doctor diagnoses his or her patients. That is the approach that I take to solving problems. I will ask a lot of questions and look for the proof in what’s happening so I can get you on the best path possible while still getting results.

Information= Noise

A smart coach once taught me that information does not equal transformation. All of this “expert” information on social media will not equate to a transformation for you. A big shift in your career requires a transformation. This requires the things I mentioned above, such as being dedicated. No one can want your transformation more than you do. Also, if you’re not willing to learn a new way to fix the problem then your will be closed, and you won’t be learning. If that’s the case, you likely won’t be successful, either. However, this is also why you want the guidance and support of a professional.

If you’re in need of a career transformation, then find an expert who has results to back that up. I am here to help you and guide towards those goals and would love to speak with you, too!

Why Information Does Not Equal Transformation

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The Powerful Truth About Why We’re Stuck in a Toxic Job

Change won’t come from hearing what we want to hear.

That’s powerful, isn’t it?

If someone tells us something just to please us, make us happy, or keep us safe then we won’t take any action to do what needs to be done, like finding a new job or making a career change.

Imagine you hate your job. You literally cannot envision spending another week there. Maybe even another day. But your best friend/ partner/ spouse tells you it’s not that bad and you’ve been through worse and can survive it.

She/ he just belittled your situation and you’re now not going to do anything to make a change about the thing that has been bothering you the most. Maybe you have been through another event in your life, but why does that mean that you have to suffer? Let alone suffer daily…Suffer almost every minute of the day…dread going to work, and even dread part of your weekends…unable to relax because you know what’s coming next…Your life and your career weren’t meant to be suffered or “dealt with”.

Did you ever think that maybe that person should try to deal with it instead before you giving advice that doesn’t work? (It’s okay, I won’t tell, I promise!)

It is oftentimes from the harshest truths that we learn what comes next in our lives.

I have spoken to women who have wanted to try to make it work in a current workplace because they are afraid what would happen if they left…Some have feared what it would like on a resume, who would hire them if they didn’t have enough experience, or if even they were too old.

What if I told you life would be better? It might even be better than what you’re letting yourself imagine. What would your career be like if you removed the limits? Would a $50K raise fit that bill? Once you’ve removed yourself from the nightmare, you can begin think about the dream.

The dream might sound unattainable but it’s not. It requires hard work and dedication- and thinking bigger. It also requires not letting anyone steal it from you just like that friend/ partner/ spouse belittled your situation. It is oftentimes those are that closest to us who are fearful for us and in an attempt to protect us and keep us safe- keep us inside of the bad situation instead. It’s up to us to fight for what we want. Now, if I sat here and told you exactly what you wanted to hear- that the people who are closest to you will always be in your corner- then you would believe them when they said it’s not “that bad” or “you can deal”. I’m here to tell you to listen to your gut and do something about the careers you hate, and life is too short to be miserable everyday- and you are worth more. And if you don’t believe that the dream is attainable, then it won’t be. But if you do believe that’s within your grasp, then it will be.

I’m here to help your dream career more attainable so you can live a happy, fulfilled life. If you’re ready to take action on that, I would love to speak with you. Click the link below to get started!

Why People Who Tell You What You Want To Hear Will Keep You Stuck

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The Powerful Truth About Common Job Search Advice on the Internet

As a Career Coach, sometimes I feel like I hear everything when it comes to why people dislike their jobs and are unhappy in their careers. However, sometimes people don’t think about how the job search and career advice that they oftentimes hear, and think is beneficial is actually doing them a disservice and keeping them from achieving their goals. Let’s look at the 8 most common myths that are keeping you from achieving your career goals and fulfilling your career dreams.

The 8 Most Common Myths Keeping You From Your Career Dreams:

  • You’re not getting a phone screen/ interview/ call back because you’re under or overqualified.

You more than likely just fell into the black hole. Who said that there’s something wrong with your candidacy? Unless you have fact to back up the story you’re telling yourself, stop telling it because it’s just not true.

  • You’re not qualified or have enough experience for an increase in salary. Or asking would make you overpaid and no one will pay that much. It also binds you to zero work-life balance.

Negotiation is a two-sided conversation and is supposed to work in the favor of all of the parties involved. This isn’t just about you being paid more, it’s also about an employer benefiting from your expertise. Win-win!

  • You’re too old or inexperienced for a career change.

Most people don’t work in the industry that they started out in and change careers at least once. If you want something new, stop waiting & just do it!

  • Job seekers who change jobs often are frowned upon by employers.

Most employers have been looking at this less and less because they have recognized that there is rarely any logical progression. If they’re not overthinking it, then why are you?

  • Lowering your salary demands will make you a more attractive candidate.

Jobseekers should never lower realistic salary demands because doing so will just make you appear desperate for the job — and will likely result in you not receiving the job offer. And even if you received the offer and accepted it, you would most likely never be happy in your job or with your employer because you would feel you were cheated out of the salary you deserved.

  • Recruiters have your best interests at heart.

Recruiters and headhunters get paid by the companies who hire them to fill those positions. Their loyalty lies with the company who hired them, not with the candidates. Recruiters will not market to jobseekers to companies, they will instead to try to fit jobseekers into well-defined positions with the companies that employ them. They’re selling you what’s available.

  • If you’re having difficulty, you should just take the first offer you receive.

I’m not a big believer of this one. Unless this offer represents absolutely everything you were already searching for, a better one will come along. If you and your family are truly struggling to make ends meet, then this might be a different story and that should be discussed in-depth. The best way to avoid desperate situations is by working with a professional who is well-versed at getting results and will get you the career and the salary that you want, too!

  • My friend (or family member) told me… {insert a specific piece of advice here}

Unless this individual is an expert, stop believing whatever they are telling you. Just because something happened for one person doesn’t mean that it will be true for you or that this is even practical advice. Read: It can keep you searching even longer and make the process even more difficult!

If you’re still falling for any these, you are falling victim to what’s on the internet or what’s been spread around for years. Just because it is information does not mean that it will help you or get you to your dream career. There are only a few things that can help you do that:

  • A Professional
  • A plan that works
  • Taking massive, determined action
  • Commitment
  • Resourcefulness

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