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Career Advice

The primary way most of us make money is our job or career. But often we are perplexed as to what we should do to move ourselves forward. We are stuck in a job we don’t like, we want to advance our career but don’t know how, we want to excel in our job or start our own business, we want to do what we love or we want advice from the masters. This week I have gathered some of best career advice I can find. From starting out at the bottom of the totem pole to advancing to a more senior position to—who knows?—maybe even branching out to open your own business, I’ve collected the best tips for whatever stage you’re at in your career. Its not your dream job The best career or job is the one in w

Money for College

It’s that time of year again. When high school seniors and other young adults anxiously await the acceptance letters from the college of their dreams. When their parents anxiously scramble to find money to pay for those dreams. This week we find money for college. A four year degree at the average public college in 2018 is almost $60,000. My nephew is a senior in high school and has fortunately been accepted at all the colleges on his list. That is the good news. Now for the bad news. After scholarship money and grants he will still be almost $25,000 short per year for his top choice. And this is not an Ivy League school. That means he has to find, beg or borrow almost $100,000! As I began t

The Better Choices Chair

My friend, who owns a preschool, told me about the tool they used to help the students learn how to make good choices. Her method was called the Better Choices Chair. I loved this idea and tool so much that I adopted it when I had kids. Thus, when my son was small we had a “better choices chair” rather than time out. When he misbehaved instead of yelling or punishing him, he spent 30 seconds in the chair. Sometimes, I was the one who needed the chair. At the end of the 30 seconds i sat on the floor next to him and we discussed two things. The first was the event that caused him to be in the chair. We discussed what outside circumstances he make a choice to react to that put him there. It was

Choose Kindness

Last weekend I was out of town at a conference in Minneapolis. Day two of the conference dawned a cold, dreary, snowy day. I was feeling a bit blue. I haven’t published my book yet, brought the wrong top for my vest, ate too many carbs at breakfast, watched the news on the television in the lobby, you know just a blue day. Then I saw in the new feed on my phone that Feb 17 is international Random Act of Kindness (RAK) day and it was Feb 17th. So I decided to do 3 RAKS that day. New problem - what would I do? I decided to look around the hotel and really search out ways to be kind. First opportunity was in the elevator. The woman that got on the floor below mine appeared very flustered.