Cure Procrastination with 1 Simple Question

Laurie’s To-Do List January 22nd, 2017 Put away the holiday decorations Write my Blog Unload Dishwasher Write those thank-you notes Get my car washed Shovel Recruit Go to post office Plus, 101 other things on the never-ending list...Read More


The Subtle Ways of Bias

For Christmas, my husband had asked for a new blanket for our bed.Conveniently, my mom called me to say she needed one more gift for my husband and I suggested the blanket. She said that was a great idea and she would give me that for my...Read More


Manifest What You Want in 2018

Once upon a time I was in college. My group of friends did a ton of fun things like Cubs games, concerts, played Frisbee, softball and, no surprise, lots of drinking games.  Ahh…those were the days. But I digress…One late...Read More


Thank You and Amend

There is no better time of year to make changes and start anew than in January. I don’t know about you, but I can almost feel a pull from the inside to start making plans for the future. I have a tendency to go full steam ahead...Read More


Holiday Fun & Games -- A Gift for You

Holidays are a time to connect with family, give and receive gifts, create traditions, play games and make memories. I am off today doing just that. Please accept this gift as a very small token of my appreciate for all your support...Read More


Getting Started is the Hardest Part

I like to have the content for my blog done by Monday so that my assistant can put it into the template and make it look pretty.  Then I can review it again. I edit and tweak, she applies my changes for another review and that usually seems to...Read More


Get Electrocuted: Finding Your Source to Happiness

When I was in grade school I went to a “go away” camp (at least that’s what my parents called it).We did all the normal things you would do at camp.We rode horses, played tennis, swam, sang around the campfire and took...Read More


Do You Fully Trust Life?

I was watching Super Soul Sunday (yes, again).Oprah had on a 92-year-old Benedictine Monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, who has written many books and even done a few TED Talks. He spoke of many ideas that were pretty great but one thing...Read More


The Rebound Job ...It's a Good Thing

Everyone has heard about, and many have participated in, a rebound love relationship.You know what I mean.The relationship that helps you get over or get out of that “other” relationship.The relationship that is often just prior...Read More


Nature is a Job Requirement

It felt like my whole body was contracting in on itself.What might surprise you is what brought this on.I had not taken ill.I was not being attacked by a swarm of bees.I had simply made the decision to walk indoors.  Walking Indoors is...Read More


Her Attitude Cost Her the Job and Started a War

I have a client who has been on a long-term contract. The contract should have lasted at least 12 months and possibly longer. It was very lucrative for her.Then, she made a mistake.She received a call from someone about an issue and,...Read More


You Can Do That Job... But Do You Want To?

I am currently working with a multi-passionate, multi-skilled woman who is on a job search.She is ready to change.She has her Career Change Toolkit (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile etc.) at the ready.But she is stuck.She has covered a...Read More


Your Soul's Mission and The Tragically Hip: Either It Will Move Me or It Will Move Right Through Me.

On October 17th Gord Downie, lead singer and songwriter of the Tragically Hip, died of brain cancer.The Tragically Hip (TTH or The Hip) is a band of 5 childhood friends from Kingston, Ontario formed in 1984. They have had 14 studio albums, two...Read More


Be a Job Support System

When it comes to ideas, some people may call me multi-passionate and others think I am a bit ADHD.I am not sure which is the most accurate but one of the ways I manage my non-stop thought process is with a yellow pad of paper.I keep a pad of...Read More


Your Career is No Joke

You may remember this classic Henny Youngman joke:     Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this.     Doctor: Then stop doing that.This is good advice in all areas of your life.It is especially good career advice.If...Read More