Surrendering to the Heat of Summer

Surrendering to the Heat of Summer

It’s been quite a while since I shared a blog post with you all, but there’s been enough space in my life this Summer to devote some energy to reconnecting in this way. Most of my creative energy this season has gone to the Summer: Expand course in A Wild New School. Since our class started, I’ve been meditating on, writing about, and engaging in discussions regarding the Summer and what it has to teach us about growth and work.

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The Importance of Knowing When to Ask for Help

The Importance of Knowing When to Ask for Help

This is a guest post by Tina Martin. Tina is a psychologist and entrepreneur. Born and raised in the creative city of Portland, she enjoys helping people in their journey to discovering their passion. She is also a mother of two.

Asking for help is never easy. The thought of others judging you and your own feelings of uncertainty can be overwhelming. This is even more challenging when it comes to work. Of course, nobody wants to be seen as mediocre or lacking in confidence when it comes to their skills. But asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness — it’s a strength that can be harnessed to improve yourself, your career, and even uplift the people around you.

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How to Build Trust in Yourself at Work

How to Build Trust in Yourself at Work

My career has been full of distrust. I’ve doubted my ability to do the work I want to do, I’ve questioned the benevolence of others, and I’ve assumed that I have to prove my worth through what I do in my career.

There are small examples, like distrusting what I wanted to say in a client meeting, to big ones, like not believing in my capacity to make thoughtful, informed decisions about the direction of my business. A lack of trust is at the root of most of my “bad” decisions.

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Let Go of Suffering in Your Career

Let Go of Suffering in Your Career

So many of us suffer in our worklives. From overwork to miscommunication in the office to the pain of not knowing what it is we’re good at, there’s a lot to sort through. But oftentimes we go overboard and buy into stories about the pain (and ourselves) that aren’t true. The unreasonable expectations of a boss become a story about how we can never get enough done, or about how we’re not savvy enough to keep up in today’s world. Or the snags in a job search become a story about how unemployable we are and how we’ll never find work again.

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Why I'm Stepping Away from Career Coaching

Why I'm Stepping Away from Career Coaching

As some of you know, I was planning on opening enrollment for the Spring cohort of my in-depth coaching program, A Wild New Work, on February 13th. The launch plan was laid out in detail, the program was outlined, and preliminary announcements were made. All signs pointed to pushing forward with my thoughtful plan.

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When a Season in Your Career Needs to End

When a Season in Your Career Needs to End

One of the hardest things we face in our careers is knowing when it’s time for something to end, whether it’s a career path, a job, a business partnership, or an idea for a project or offering. I’ve found that the problem isn’t usually whether we or not we know it’s the end, it’s the questioning and second-guessing that we put ourselves through.

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How to Begin the Process of Reinvention in Your Career

How to Begin the Process of Reinvention in Your Career

What can tulips teach us about reinventing ourselves at work? In this podcast episode, we’ll learn about the tulip’s life cycle and the alchemical process it undergoes in order to bloom each year. From ancient celebrations of new life to Aquarius season and beyond, this episode is full of wisdom about how to work with the energy of early Spring.

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Tidying Up Your Career

Tidying Up Your Career

In the Winter, the cold weather and shorter days encourage us to stay indoors and do less. For most of us, our worklives are quieter in January than in the bustling Spring and Summer months to come. No matter how busy you feel right now, this is an excellent time to clear some space in your career so that when it’s time to plant new seeds in the Spring, you have the energetic space for the kind of work you desire.

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How to Have Balanced Ambition in Your Career

How to Have Balanced Ambition in Your Career

I mostly hate New Year's Eve. If you'd been able to peek in on me on December 31, you would have seen a very grumpy woman whose fight, flight, or freeze system was in overdrive because of all the fireworks going off. Who even uses fireworks anymore?! Miraculously, my toddler stayed asleep and I was in bed by 10.

Even though I feel pretty anti-NYE, I always enjoy New Year's Day. The sense of hitting "reset," the feelings of newness and threshold-crossing, and the palpable opportunities for change are really lovely. I feel all of those things, but I'm also really tired and craving wintry rest.

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What Is Worthy of Your Ambition?

What Is Worthy of Your Ambition?

As we transition into the active half of this year and cross the threshold into 2019, I encourage you to consider what is worthy of your sacred ambition. What is worthy of your singular focus and energetic devotion this year? What mountain is so appealing to you at a deep level that your heart whispers or shouts "yes!" when you imagine ascending it? Your mountain could be a new career, a promotion, new education, a better relationship, or anything that deepens your alignment with your soul's purpose.

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