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In my career world, there is a person that has a reputation of being tough.  She’s a super power with a lot of clout and extremely intimidating.  Everyone in my career circles dreads crossing into her presence.   One day, I was directed to set up an appointment with her to go over new strategies.  <insert dramatic music here>  Stress kicked inas I pictured myself being reduced to tears by the mere look from her piercing eyes.  This called for the <duhn! duhn! duhn! (dramatic rift)>Power Suit. A Power Suit is the outfit

I had a  healthy discussion today with a high school student about the cost and benefit of going on to post-secondary education after high school.  His perspective was that if he could get a job on a construction site without a post-secondary education he would be better off.  He explained that he would be paid well and save himself the cost of tuition and books.   As a result, financial freedom would be in his grasp long before most others his age, graduated from college or university.  Not-to-mention he would not

Today, I found myself talking with a 34-year-old man who was looking for career direction.  He explained that he saw himself going to college despite not having his high school diploma.  We discussed interests and pre-requisites he already had.  After some discussion, we came to an understanding that it was fear that kept him from taking steps towards his goals.  He shared: “What if I get into the program and it’s not what I want?  What if I waste my money?  What if I’m not successful?  What if I can’t do it

Inspired by #firstsevenjobs trending on Twitter, I got thinking about my first few jobs.  Some of them were menial but served the purpose of generating an income to gain purchase power as a teenager. Others were necessary to save for the pursuit of higher education.  Still others just paid the bills. Regardless, every job I had gave me skills and attributes that have molded me into the leader that I am today. 1.  Snack Bar/Gas Attendant My father landed me my very first job.  It was working at a variety store/snack

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