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Ready for your ideal job? Do these 3 things.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 13, 2017

There comes a moment when you hit the wall and realize you’re really ready to let go of the ‘good’ to go for the great! These 3 actions are the shortcut to make your dream a reality. 1) Find a comfortable place to sit down to write – coffee shop, kitchen table, wherever. It’s important to get this out of your mind and onto paper. Otherwise it stays in the ether of your mind; writing it down makes it more real. Make a list of all the accomplishments that have made you feel most satisfied and proud. Notice how you feel Read the rest of this entry »

 

Are You Really Ready To Quit Your Job?

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 12, 2017

  Ask yourself these 4 questions before you take the plunge   Sometimes you just want to throw in the towel and move on. After the holidays, coming back to work can leave you feeling drained and wiped out at the end of the day. Your motivation is low, perhaps your mood is too. To compensate, you scan jobs on all of the internet, but nothing looks interesting because these jobs look like what you’re already doing.   Or perhaps, they ALL look inviting because even if it’s similar, it’s not where you are now. Maybe you feel boxed in Read the rest of this entry »

 

Ready for that New Job? 5 Actions You Must Take

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 11, 2017

January is the big month for job changers. But did you know it can take 18-24 months to land a job? You can cut your job search short by starting with these 5 actions. 1) Write your ideal job description; include all of the criteria that are essential like commute time, environment, desired responsibilities and those new challenges you’re ready for, salary range, perks and benefits you’d like, even the organization’s mission if that’s important to you. Write about the immediate contribution you can make in this job. Get excited about this. Really see yourself here. Make it real. 2) Read the rest of this entry »

 

Creativity for the New Year!

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 06, 2017

I am an intellectually and creatively restless person. I love to be creative every day in my life. I Create. All. The. Time. If I’m not learning and trying something new, then I’m probably sleeping. You, and most of my clients, probably feel the same way. Go ahead and call me ADDHD; I’m happy with the label at this point. People like us are what’s fueling our economy. We are the people looking to change things up and we’ll do the necessary work to figure out how to do whatever needs to be done to make those changes. We do Read the rest of this entry »

 

Do Your Emotions Matter?

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : November 14, 2016

Think about it. When you’re upset about something that happened before you got to work, how do you then perceive things or people at work? Do you think your emotions affect your decision making? Even if we don’t think they do, research shows, in fact, that they do. A study by the Yale Center on Emotional Intelligence showed that teachers who were in a bad mood were more likely to give students lower grades, than those who were in more positive moods. Ever had a to give a performance review on a bad day? Or received a review on a Read the rest of this entry »

 

5 Steps You Can Take Today To Banish Mommy Burnout For Good

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : October 19, 2016

You know that feeling. It’s like the gears just don’t connect, there’s no traction, no energy to accelerate. If you’re a mom who’s burned out from taking care of everyone at home (and at work, playgroup, your extended family too), it’s predictable that your feelings of guilt, anxiety, resentment and outright anger are building to the point where you’re afraid you will blow like a rocket. That’s super scary because if that happened, you’re sure you’d ruin everything. So what can you do instead? It’s not your habit to share with others what’s really going on inside. Your habit is Read the rest of this entry »

 

Cartography for the 21st Century 50s

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : August 26, 2016

When I was in my 20s I was trying to figure out my next steps in life, often feeling bewildered and doubtful. How would I know the right moves for me? I had notions of my own criteria for what I wanted in my life and I saw that some of my ideas seemed different than those of my friends. Nonetheless, I found that I was measuring myself against others to chart my progress. It seemed like I was working hard at keeping up, or catching up,  and then worked hard to surpass my friends in my own fashion. That’s Read the rest of this entry »

 

Guest Post: 5 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy When Stressed

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : July 29, 2016

I was recently invited to share some of my best stress-busting tips in a guest post on the Motto Blog.  You can read my tips here.

 

5 Ways to Raise Career Savvy Kids

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 10, 2016

I was pregnant with my unborn son and already had ideas for what sort of work he would do as an adult. I figured that, with my interest in people and wanting the best for others combined with my then husband’s analytical brain and approach to the world, that our son could be an important weather scientist who could predict terrible storms and save hundreds of lives. Ok, so maybe this sounds a little nutty. But really, don’t we as parents think about our child’s future all the time. Who will they be? How will this little person’s life turn Read the rest of this entry »

 

Finding Meaning in Your Life

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 03, 2016

How – and where – do you find the meaning and value of what you do in your life? Hopefully, the work that you’re doing is feeding you (and your loved ones) in more ways than one. But I know for many of you, the nourishment feels – or actually is – less than what you desire. Take a moment to check in right now, and think about how your work (and home!) life is adding up for you. The following short quiz will help you assess signifiers that are important to most of us: 1) When I wake up, Read the rest of this entry »

 

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