Don’t Let This Turning Point in Your Career Pass You By

July 16, 2012

One of the many thought-provoking speakers at the World Domination Summit was Cal Newport, who says you should NOT follow your passion when it comes to choosing a career. Here’s what he thinks you should do instead: choose something you’re good at ““ and hopefully something you like doing even if you don’t love it […]

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Choosing One Overarching Business Goal for 2012

January 4, 2012

I’ve had this post in my queue for weeks, partly because I wanted to force myself to set ONE big priority for the coming year. Then, over the weekend, Problogger named me as one of their 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012. After a few fist pumps (and watching sales comes in on my social […]

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Writing, Blogging & Your Career: The Best of 2011

December 30, 2011

Happy almost New Year! 2011 brought a lot of new members to The Traveling Writer community — Thank you for joining us! You are what makes this blog awesome. My goal here, beyond creating that community, is to be useful to you. So to celebrate the closing of 2011, here are some of my most […]

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When Should You Share How Much Money You Make?

November 23, 2011

Financial transparency is “in” right now. Especially when it comes to talking about entrepreneurship. If you really want to help others follow in your footsteps, you’ve got to be up-front about how much you’re making, right? Except a lot of us don’t feel comfortable with this type of honesty. In many circles, it’s taboo to […]

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How Following That Dream Can Help Your Career

October 19, 2011

If there’s one part of my new guide, How to Take a Career Break to Travel, that I get fired up about, it’s this: taking time out of the traditional workforce to travel does not have to kill your career. In fact, if you make this move strategically, it can actually help you professionally. This […]

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If your job sucks, use it to get where you want to be

June 29, 2011

A good friend once wrote to me, “Complaining is great so long as it prompts action.” That’s why I don’t mind when friends complain to me about work. What I do mind is when they complain about work and then don’t do anything about it. We all make this mistake once in a while — […]

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Is it really necessary to love your job?

May 23, 2011

Whether we feel fulfilled often has a lot to do with our work (and work can mean a lot of things), as well as how we balance our work with our personal lives. There seem to be two camps of thinking on this front: 1. Find a job you love, and do not settle for […]

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How to use social media to look for a job

April 21, 2010

Update: I’m now offering a social media course that will help you reach your job-search goals. It’s called Make Your Own Luck. Would love to have you! A lot has changed since the last time I was in the market for a job. Fresh out of j-school in 2005, I gave my resume and clips […]

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Writers' Roundup: March 12

March 12, 2010

Ever have that feeling that something big and awesome is going to happen? That inkling has been tickling me since Tuesday. It could mean a lot of things, since I’m about to go through a handful of life changes. When I find out what it is, I’ll let you know. For now, Friday links! The […]

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