Category Archives: Career

Are Your Dreams Actually Goals?

I recently said the following: “I’m leaving my position at this company to pursue my dream of starting a business.” Then I read Bullish: Some Dreams Are Stupid and realized that starting a business isn’t a dream. It’s a goal. … Continue reading

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Think Big AND Small

Conventional wisdom is to set small, achievable goals. It’s great advice, and it works. You need goals that are attainable soon. These can be chores like laundry or steps for setting up your website. It’s satisfying to check things off your list. As you accomplish each item, you feel good about your progress and motivated to keep going. Continue reading

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Are You Mitigating Your Speech? You Can Do Better

Have you ever shared an idea by starting with, “this may not be true, but…” or “this might be a bad idea, but…” or “this might sound crazy, but….” This is called “mitigating speech,” or… Continue reading

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Just Keep Swimming

It’s week 3 of structure, work, and schedule as I make them, and it’s still weird! There’s no regularity or rhythm unless I set them up. It can be uncomfortable. From school to most traditional jobs we are told by others what to do and by when. When you strike out on your own, all of that changes. Continue reading

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Define Your Own Success

Six weeks ago, I gave my notice at work.  Two Fridays ago was my last day in the office. It’s exciting! It’s been my goal for years to start a professional organizing business, to help people create systems to keep … Continue reading

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Should You Work More? Quality & Quantity

I believe that if you want to work less at some point in your future, it makes sense to work more in your present (see Bullish: Maybe Work-Life Balance Means You Should Work MORE). This is true in the short term (if you’re taking off two weeks in June you’ll work more in May to prepare) and long term (if you want to work less while raising young children, you can work more now to write your book, establish a blog following, or learn new skills before you have an infant living with you). Continue reading

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