Why am I really here? It’s a question we all ask ourselves, often multiple times throughout our lives. We yearn to know the purpose of our life here on this earth. Head over to the internet! There are thousands of articles written on this topic—How to find your purpose, how to determine your true calling, how to find your passion by taking the passion test. I’d like to challenge these
Has anyone ever said that to you? Typically, when we think of that phrase, we picture an angry adult, towering over the child whose ball just broke a vase. Or maybe we picture the angry teacher, scolding her rambunctious class. Somewhere along the way, responsibility got a bad reputation. Being responsible for something was a designation that none of us wanted, as it meant, (usually) that something was our fault!
The idea of a “personal brand” is something we all understand…at least as it relates to celebrities. Figures such as Oprah, Tina Turner, Brad Pitt and the Williams sisters Serena and Venus craft and maintain their brands as enthusiastically as the Coca Colas, Vodafones, Disneys and the Nikes of the corporate world. But a personal brand for you and me as you define and create your Portable Career? Absolutely, says
Now that you have laid the foundation to your Portable Career Master Plan by creating a Mind Map that clearly shows all that you need to know about yourself, your purpose and passion, talents, skills and qualifications, long term career and life vision and short term goals, it is time to do a ruthless evaluation of your opportunities through a SWOT Analysis. I want to set you up for success
In the seven steps running up to this 8th step, you have uncovered some hidden and not so hidden elements that make up who you are today. It is time that we start pulling all these elements together so that in one bat of the eye you have the full picture of who you are, what you’re passionate about, why you’re here, what your assets are, and where you want
As you could read in the previous blog, there are a lot of options and great opportunities out there for your portable career. You have done a lot of soul searching, introspection and reflection as you gathered all the answers to the questions around the first 5 steps to a portable career. Now the key is to bring it all together and I’d like to challenge you to not be
I’ve had a lot going on in the last couple of weeks, including being a single mom while my husband was traveling around the globe for three weeks, building a new website, preparing for a great GiveAway Event that I’m participating in, organizing and hosting my 7 year old’s ninja party and having lots of coaching sessions all parallel to each other. It’s been great and busy! But I’m back
Last Sunday I attended TEDx Lusaka and was highly inspired by all the TED Talks. Zambia has celebrated 51 years of Independence recently, so TEDx Lusaka focused on The Next Chapter for Zambia, looking ahead at their next chapter of 50 years, taking into consideration all the challenges that it is facing after a year of drought, load shedding, and constantly increased cost of living. Throughout all the diverse Talks,
It is summer time in a large part of the world. The sun shows itself often, you spend lots of time outdoors, and a holiday may be planned. You are relaxing! All this time in the fresh air offers a great opportunity to also reflect on all the things that are happening in your life. Do you catch yourself wondering if you are in the right job at the moment?
As you’ve been doing some of the soul searching work in defining your life purpose, uncovering your personal values and reconnecting with your passion, you may unconsciously have already exposed some of the things that you know how to do. When you define what you’re good at, the things that pop are your: Talents (these come natural to you and they’re your strengths); Skills which are the things you do