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What Can We Learn from the 3% of Professionals That Have a Truly Successful Career?

Our research shows that only 3% of professionals have a career of sustained success, what are they doing differently than the rest of us?

Get to the Core of Your Career Success

In our book, “Don’t Dread Monday,” we introduce a powerful concept that is helping thousands of people re-engage and find sustained career success. And companies are realizing huge benefits.  This concept is called "passionate core". Simply put, each of us has two or three unique needs that have to be met in our job. These core needs are really the source of our motivation. When these core needs are being met we have exponentially more mental and physical energy. When the core needs are not being met, we go through the motions, not really satisfied with our work regardless of the money or recognition that our company throws our way.

How to Make Smarter Career Decisions

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it isn’t easy to advance your career or to make a job change. Whether it is early in your career or you are a seasoned professional, the challenges are daunting. The good news is that there is a lot of free help on the internet, in bookstores and in a variety of support groups. The bad news is that there is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. With so much information to take into consideration, there are some common mistakes that job seekers make, especially those that may be involuntarily in the market for a new role.  Below is the Top 10 list . . .

Common Career Myth – Career progression requires a formal career path

At one point in your career you may have developed, or been given, a career plan. In fact, the promise of a formal career path often attracts people to organizations. 

Common Career Myth - Find a Career Doing What You Are Good At

You have probably been told to find a career doing what you are good at.   This can be dangerous advice. 

Do You Have Sunday Night Blues?  Your Core Career Needs Are Not Being Met.

Research has shown that up to 76% of Americans suffer from a documented condition called Sunday Night Blues (reference: https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/its-time-to-eliminate-sunday-night-blues-0602).  Sunday Night Blues is an acute anxiety that creeps up on us as we begin to transition from the weekend to the reality of the impending work week.

Are You On a Career Treadmill? 3 Questions to Refresh a Stale Career

In my work with professionals, I have found that many feel like they are on a career treadmill – they are working hard and yet experiencing some combination of boredom and exhaustion without any sense that they are moving forward.  Often, they end up disengaged and going through the motions at work.  Nobody wins when on the career treadmill – the employee’s disengagement negatively impacts every aspect of their life, and companies miss out on the ideas and productivity of a more engaged workforce.

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