Monday, March 18, 2019

Stop Settling.. and stop today


What I mean is.....

1. Having a mediocre mindset and not striving for excellence. Stop it.

2. Surrounding yourself by too many naysayers for too long...look around and ask yourself WHY AM I HERE? Stop it.

3. Delivering subpar work on the job - who cares if they don’t appreciate you or you think you are underpaid. Appreciate yourself and recognize your reputation is on the line - do quality work now, so your territory can be enlarged. Stop it.

4. Taking on folks who are unwilling to do the work and pay you. If they called you, clearly they know you did something right! You paid with sweat, tears, loneliness, fiscal decisions, disappointments, and trial by failure to get where you are and to know what you know. Trust me, they can make a donation even if it’s a $10 CVS gift card! Ask for it. Stop it.

5. Selecting opportunities that don’t challenge your intellect and then NOT asking for a testimonial, reference, LinkedIn endorsement, introduction to someone new..... because you feel bad. What in the world? Stop it.

6. Not accepting where you now and not speaking with anyone who can help you think through how to redesign your current position. Take on new projects. Ask them to pay for training or send you to a conference. If you haven’t had coffee with your C—suite, been pulled on a project at the highest level - just maybe you got some work to do right where you are. Stop it.

7. Not keeping track of your weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly accomplishments qualitatively and quantitatively and then wonder why am I making what I am making. Really? Start an excel spreadsheet or handwritten notebook and start tracking. You need fuel for the negotiation. Stop it.

8. Recognizing your work experience, past volunteering, education (self-taught and book smart) counts for something. You matter! Stop it.

9. Not ensuring you have a support group of women and men that you see monthly. Stop it.

10. .....and when the doubts creep, pause, pray and say to yourself, ‘Stop it!’

With love,


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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Winter 2019 | CAREER NEWS FOR STUDENTS (Lottery Admissions, Coaching Kit, Home Library, Alumni Networks, FederalAid Process, and more)

Today’s Career and Higher Education News will keep you updated on the latest. Join the discussion. Post your thoughts, forward to your followers, and use the hashtag #youthcareercoach
A Home Library Can Have a Powerful Effect On ChildrenA new study finds that simply growing up in a home with enough books increases adult literacy and math prowess. 1) A child growing up in a home with at least 80 books will have greater literacy and numeracy in adulthood. 2) A home library can promote reading and math skills more than college alone can. 3) Growing up in a pro-learning home leads to a lifetime of knowledge-seeking. Read more |
Alumni Networks Less Helpful Than AdvertisedMany universities boast about how influential their alumni networks are in ensuring students are gainfully employed upon graduation. This promise has become so ubiquitous in higher education that there are several publicly available rankings of the most powerful alumni networks. These networks are often ranked based upon alumni donorship rates. Read more
Think the Federal-Aid Process Is Crazy? Here’s Some ‘Bureaucratic Sanity’ ~ The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday made many people happy. No, really. Financial-aid officers, college-access advocates, and education wonks all cheered the news that a vexing part of the federal-aid process had just gotten simpler. Read more
Why Elite Colleges Should Use a Lottery to Admit Students If the Harvard admissions trial teaches us anything, it should be that there are more brilliant and accomplished young people in the United States eager for a top-notch education than there are seats to accommodate them. Places like Harvard and other elite colleges select students from a pool flush with well-qualified applicants who could handle the coursework, contribute to campus life, and go on to great things after college. Read more
Why Does College Cost So Much When Inflation is So Low? College tuition is in the news, and no wonder. On average, tuition has increased 100 percent since 2001, even after accounting for inflation. In recent years, the rate of increase in tuition and fees has slowed, but the lag in aid funding has resulted in students paying more anyway. Read more
I will be attending and personally want to INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE PARW/CC 2019 CONFERENCE | The Premier Resume Writer and Career Coaching Association and the Power Behind Career Success Since 1990 | April 28 - May 1, 2019 | Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Florida | Registration is 4-6 PM on April 28th. The conference ends mid-day on May 1st. An international conference for résumé writing and career coaching professionals. You will learn that Creating a Culture of Excellence results in...
1) Optimizing efficiency and productivity - to help more job seekers land jobs quickly and effectively! 2) Tactically & strategically growing your business to improve revenue, profits, and income! 3) Learning cutting-edge tools & strategies to meet job seeker needs in a transformational job market! 4) Mastering motivational techniques so job seekers manage fear and adversity to achieve success! 5) Meeting old & new friends to share experiences to “raise the bar” of providing exceptional services! 6) Re-thinking what you think you know to achieve your own professional goals and objectives!
Thank you for reading and sharing these resources with your network of parents, students, counselors, and teachers.
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Friday, December 28, 2018

January / February 2019 Scholarships! Scholarships! Scholarships!


Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with January 2019 due dates.

Check out the full list of January Scholarships – there are currently over 100 scholarships on the list HERE 


#Scholarships #FinancialAid #College #Education

February 2019 Scholarships

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with February 2019 due dates. Check out the full list of February Scholarships – there are currently over 200 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

#Scholarships #college #admissions #financialaid #fundingforcollege #education