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At a recent training, I learned a simple yet powerful exercise for thinking about our power to choose. Draw a vertical squiggly line on a piece of paper. At the bottom write the year you were born. At the top, write the age you’d like to live to be. Place a dash on the line […]


August 31, 2018

What Will You Choose for Your Future?

Fear breeds more fear. We all know how debilitating that feels. If we are paying attention, life provides us countless opportunities to see our fear for what it is and make a choice to handle it in a positive, joy giving way. It is not our natural inclination but we can grow in our ability […]


August 23, 2018

How is Life Calling You Out on Your Fear?

Here’s a little secret no one wants to admit: You can’t really overcome your fears and doubts. Wait. Don’t panic! You CAN put them in their proper place so they aren’t influencing your decision making and running your life so that you can meet your goals and create the vision you have for your life. […]


August 16, 2018

Can You Overcome Fear?

What’s holding you back from living a life full of joy and meaning? Bad boss? Role that doesn’t challenge you? No, it’s the thing that holds us all back – FEAR, especially fear of change! Bosses and roles can be changed if you get your fears in check.  Fear is different for each of us […]


August 9, 2018

What’s Holding You Back?

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 […]


August 6, 2018

Get Up. Again.

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 […]


August 3, 2018

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

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 […]


July 26, 2018

New Look! Same Joy!!

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 […]


July 22, 2018

Do You Know Your Strengths?

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 […]


July 22, 2018


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