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Get Up. Again.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think much about perseverance until I’m living a moment when I have to embody it. Pushing the last half mile of that walk/run or going up that mountain of a hill. Picking myself up after a set back at work or in personal relationships. Having faith in doctors and treatments during that health scare. 

For some of us, parenting is one of the hardest challenges we face. We think we won’t survive the toddler tantrum phase or the moody tween phase, but we do and so do our children. Because it is after all, just a phase. And the even better news is that we are often better for having made it to the other side of that phase!   

As summer break draws to a close, kids return to school and work projects and pace pick up. It’s easy to run out of steam quickly. But just like a long distance runner, we have to pace ourselves. Having a vision for our life including our career and related SMART goals helps us to stay focused, pace ourselves, and tap into our ability to persevere in the face of a challenging moment or phase. Having an accountability partner for support, whether a relative, a dear friend, or a coach, is helpful too. I shudder to think of the state of my psyche if I didn’t have family, friends, and a good coach to support me through life’s struggles.

Challenging moments can seem like a lifetime in duration. When you find yourself there, remember that it is just a moment or phase that will eventually pass. You WILL make it! Even when you don’t know what to do, Get Up. Again. 

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Can You Make a Change or Are You Paralyzed by Fear?

There is a powerful Ted talk on fear and being willing to “be a domino” by Luvvie Ajayi. One of my favorite thoughts she shares is “In a world that wants us to whisper, I choose to yell.” This talk is worth 10 minutes of your day as it reminds us all that we have an obligation to speak truth to power and that all of us are scared to do so but must do it anyway. It also makes me examine where fear shows up in my career. Do I sit on the plane or do I risk the jump? How about you? Do you jump and make necessary changes or do you let fear keep you comfortable even though you may be in pain doing so?

Let me know if I can help give you a push.

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New Look! Same Joy!!

After 3 years, it is time for a brand refresh so here’s JLC’s new look. Don’t worry! We will still focus on choosing joy from a place of strength. Let me know what you think.

I now have space on my roster for 1 new client so share this resource with any of your friends or colleagues who could use a career coach, especially those conducting a job search now.

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Do You Know Your Strengths?

I wrote the post below in May 2016 and I share it again now because I want you to make sure you start with your strengths in mind when you think of your career and how you can make changes.


A strengths based approach to career (and life) builds confidence and brings joy to your journey. I’ve seen first hand through my own journey and in working with my clients the power of knowing your strengths.

Do YOU know YOUR strengths? If so, do you get the opportunity to use them on a regular basis? I led a webinar this week for the Emory Alumni Association as part of their career coaching webinars program. There are a variety of topics and are a great resource no matter what stage you are at in your career. The webinar I led focused on how to understand and harness the power of your strengths. You can view the webinar here. As always, let me know how I can support you on your career journey.

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Resources

I want to offer more career-related resources on the website with this brand refresh so I will regularly add posts with helpful tips and advice on all things career so that you have more tools in your toolbox to have a career that brings you a joyful life!

If there is a particular resource you’d like to see covered, contact me and let me know what would be helpful to you.