Do You Know Your “Why”?

At this month’s Zoom happy hour with my networking group, Inner Circle, we were asked to share what we feel is our mission: What is the “why” behind why we do what we do? The concept of finding our “why” was popularized by Simon Sinek in his book and TED Talk “Start With Why.” I highly recommend both the book and the talk, but the essence is that people don’t buy... Keep Reading »

Nothing Is Worth It

This blog started as a brief post on LinkedIn and then I realized I wanted to say a bit more. Let’s talk for a moment about stress and its impact on the body. A toxic work environment isn’t just “stressing you out.” Toxic work environments slowly sabotage your soul and often cause literal physical damage to your health. On the soul level, when we are in an... Keep Reading »

Playing the “Why Game” Can Lead to a More Satisfying Work Life

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Debra Smouse. As a life coach for more than a decade, I’ve found that my expertise lies in helping folks figure out how to enjoy their daily lives. And while I prefer to focus on their home life rather than career, that doesn’t mean that career challenges don’t arise during sessions. It’s one of the reasons I love helping... Keep Reading »

Workers’ Rights During a Pandemic

This post is courtesy of Guest Blogger Lori Goldstein. As the challenges of the COVID pandemic and shelter orders continue, employees and independent contractors can benefit from new and continuing legal rights. FFCRA Paid Sick and Family Leave: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides employees and independent contractors with paid sick and family leave... Keep Reading »

Want to Live with More Purpose? Try THIS

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Brie Doyle. What is your purpose in life?  Say it out loud right now.  Does it come to mind easily, or do you have to pause and think?  Sometimes it’s tied to the work we do.  Often times, it’s not.  Creating a personal mission statement allows us to find real clarity around how we share our gifts with the world. When... Keep Reading »

Baseball season is here! Do you have your walk-up song ready?

Yesterday was the Cubs home opener, and being a Chicagoan, that’s a pretty big deal these days. I fell in love with the game living in Colorado during the Blake Street Bomber years. Watching baseball greats like Larry Walker and Dante Bichette hit balls consistently out of the park (partly thanks to the mile high air) made me a fan for life. That was also when... Keep Reading »