Category: Putting You First

Listen Up to Get Ahead

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sounding Arrogant

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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Tips to Ask for What You Want

Ask for what you want! Concerned you sound selfish? Think you might appear weak? Doubt that you’ve earned the right? These may be some of the reasons you’ve held back from asking for what you want. Find out why you

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sounding Arrogant

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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Trapped at a Dead-End

It’s a new year and you may be feeling burned out or stuck, wondering what to do if you’re unable or unwilling to leave your current job. I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed in December 2013. For

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Should We Call Burnout Something Else?

Scrolling through social media I saw this quote, “Instead of burnout, let’s call it ‘I changed my mind.'” It was centered around a person’s professional ambitions. Well, I had a visceral reaction to this statement! In this week’s video I share more

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How to Know if You’re Burning Out

I believed that what I was experiencing were signs of approaching burnout, but it turns out that I was already over the edge and what I was experiencing were SYMPTOMS of burnout that consumed me mentally and physically. If you’re

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Trapped at a Dead-End

I’m frequently asked, “Colleen, what can I do if I’m feeling burned out or stuck, yet I can’t leave my job?” I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed that December evening in my office! For the several months of

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There’s No Time For Fun!

Are you so busy that you believe there’s no time for fun? You’re barely squeezing in the basic necessities to keep yourself, and maybe a family, alive that you can’t possibly imagine how you could find even a moment for

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Finding Time for Self-Care

If you want to be there for your job, for your loved ones, for anyone – you must take care of yourself! But it’s challenging to find the time for self-care. And if you think it’s impossible to do, then

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Helpfulness Can Hurt Your Job

Are you the go-to resource at your company? Is your calendar monopolized by meetings where others asked for your collaboration? Whether you’re the one with all of the knowledge or you truly find joy in helping others, there’s a time

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Don’t Participate in Quitter’s Day!

While I’m not a big supporter of New Year’s resolutions, I never want to be called a quitter! How about you? Watch this video to find out about “Quitter’s Day” and how you can rebel against it!

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