Tag Archives: Writing

A letter from my future self

  If you’ve ever wondered where you’re heading, or what your work and life is leading up to (if anything), then I have an exercise that might help you. This week, I suggested this exercise when several people I’m coaching … Continue reading

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“How’s the book coming along?”

A difficult conversation with someone who cares about you can help you confront an uncomfortable truth. I’ve been writing a book for the past 18 months. My friends will ask “How’s the book coming along?” I’ll respond with some vague reply … Continue reading

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25 books that changed me

When you think about it, a book is a truly magical thing. For the cost of a lunch, you can have an experience that can change your life. And that experience can be made even more profound when the book … Continue reading

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Working Out Loud: the 12-week program

In trying to help people work out loud, I’ve tried a variety of techniques. I wrote getting started guides and stories of people who did it. I gave presentations at work and one-on-one career insurance sessions. I even taught a … Continue reading

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Dear reader

Thank you. I appreciate the time you spend reading what I write. I’m still nervous every Saturday morning when I hit the “Publish” button. But, after 75 posts, I’ve come to love writing them. Looking back, I was curious to … Continue reading

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“Working out loud”: Your personal content strategy

While collaboration platforms are increasingly attractive to enterprises, most people still don’t know how to use them at work. After a brief introduction, individuals are quick to understand the concepts: the power of networks, the potential for shaping their reputation, … Continue reading

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10 gifts for that special someone (you)

Are you happy? You’re probably busy. And stressed. And have a full life. But happy? “2300 years ago, Aristotle concluded that, more than anything else, men and women seek happiness. Much has changed since Aristotle’s time. And yet…we do not … Continue reading

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Why you should write more (and the single best tip for doing so)

Writing at work can expand your influence, shape your reputation, and literally make your career. Yet few people do it often enough or well enough. Here’s how you can distinguish yourself. Why write? This quote succinctly describes why writing is … Continue reading

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