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Jenna Kunkel On Vision

Jenna Kunkel On Vision

One of my former students, Jenna Kunkel, reached out to me in her efforts to gain opinions about developing a life vision. She shared with me frustrations that had come up in numerous conversations with her friends and colleagues about hitting walls and ceilings at...

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How Do You Get an International Assignment?

How Do You Get an International Assignment?

In many companies, implicit assumptions remain about the willingness and availability of employees to take international assignments. In my own life, I have seen a management team’s assumptions about an employee’s personal life drive whether or not they are selected...

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The Love Languages

The Love Languages

I encourage you to get Gutsy and check out “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. He explains that different people feel loved in different ways—through words, through actions, through gifts, through time, and through touch. Often in a relationship, one person expresses love in a language that the other person doesn’t really understand, and feelings get hurt and arguments can ensue.

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Are Your Biggest Obstacles the Internal Ones?

Are Your Biggest Obstacles the Internal Ones?

Defining your own version of success and pursuing it requires courage and confidence.  There will be obstacles along the way, including criticism and judgment from others if you’re not doing what they expect or want from you; the need for the right kind of support...

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Letting Go of the Way It’s “Supposed” to Be

Letting Go of the Way It’s “Supposed” to Be

When I was seven years old, my church hosted a Halloween carnival complete with a haunted house, face painting, and a fortune teller. I was too afraid to go into the haunted house, but after getting my face painted, I was very eager to hear what the fortune teller had...

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Ditch the Timeline

Ditch the Timeline

One of the hardest things to do is create a vision for your life.  After all, it’s your LIFE. Your whole life. With school and work and friends and family and loves and fun and hobbies and EVERYTHING.  And where do you even start? Most people I know start filling up...

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The Right Kind of Support

The Right Kind of Support

One of the biggest obstacles to defining your own version of success and pursuing it is often the lack of the right kind of support from those around us. Although it can be difficult to admit, sometimes those close to us aren’t excited about changes we’re seeking to...

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