Risk Is Healthy, Risk Is Fine, Risk Is Natural

Risk scares me because I view the squirmy unknown as a thing to be tamed, to be tamped down and placed neatly in a box. If I do the same things every single day, in the same way, the outcome is most likely something that I can predict.

My Visit to a Life Coach

Leda was feeling stuck at her job, so she decided to go see a life coach. The experienced surprised her.

A Partial Inventory of Costs Related to an Ill-timed And Semi-failed Career Change

The summer of 2005 was a fine time to be 26 and an even finer time to have a dream. All around me, people were going big by purchasing homes or committing as heavily as they could to can’t-miss ventures or, in a lot of cases, reinventing themselves entirely: friends and colleagues were moving into two-, three- and four-bedroom "smart investments" all across Chicagoland while locked in an arms race with people "chasing the dream" in oddball lines of work to see who could "live more fully." I, wise young man that I was, set my heart on joining the ranks of the latter.

Unemployed, Discouraged, But Not Hopeless

Laid off. Let go. Terminated. Fired. However you want to spin it, I am jobless.

Google, I’ve Decided to Become a Better Person

Let's get to work.

Changing Jobs

I just got an email from LinkedIn today saying that 16% of my friends had changed jobs in the first half of the year. Does that seem high?