Here are some links that should help you along your journey.
These links are for everyone - whether you're a client or just curious. Ranging from books and articles that will help shape your learning to an interview I gave on the power of networking, each link should equip you with a nugget of wisdom.
The very last section is for new clients.
Please let me know if you have suggestions on other resources!
Need a simple framework to organize your quest to find your dream job? Look no further. 10 simple steps to consider. If you're asking about resumes and applications, ask yourself and then answer any of the preceding questions before continuing onward!
This playlist features Ten Steps to Finding Your Dream Job - but goes into greater detail on each of the ten steps!
The Motivation Myth is one of the best books I've ever read on what motivation really is and how it plays a role in changing your life. A great primer before you begin to address your professional goals.
Designing Your Life provides a five step method to getting what you want out of life, using Design Thinking. A huge influence in my personal learning and coaching.
"For most people, passion comes after they try something, discover they like it, and develop mastery – not before. Passion is the result of good life design, not the cause."
The First 90 Days is a practical guide once you find your path and your next project, role, or assignment. With a thoughtful approach to ensuring success in your next play, you will avoid the mistakes of
The Culture Map is a wonderfully insightful book that helps you understand different business cultures across eight scales of cultural behaviors:
Communicating: low-context vs. high-context
Evaluating: direct negative
feedback vs. indirect negative feedback
Persuading: principles-first vs. applications-first
Leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical
Deciding: consensual vs. top-down
Trusting: task-based vs. relationship-based
Disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoids confrontation
Scheduling: linear-time vs. flexible time
Ikigai is "a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being," which is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile.
This book is a fantastic read to help you understand the intersection of four questions:
What do you love to do?
What are you good at?
What can you be paid for?
What does the world need?
Getting Things Done. Sounds super self-explanatory, doesn't it?
While putting a system of workflows into practice takes some time, this book provides a really helpful foundation upon which to figure out what you need to get done and how you plan to do it.
Seems self-explanatory, no?
This FastCompany article relates how to give interviewers (and allies) some much needed context on what led you to this moment in your career.
Now just read HBR's "How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer" before you actually make any decisions!
An important set of reminders to be both thoughtful and grateful for what you have.
You spend a good percentage of your life working. What does it mean to making joy a priority? Read this great HBR article.
The precision of your words (or lack thereof) has the power to bring people to tears, compel them to action, or doom you to spinning in circles. Watch this for a strong example of how powerful your statements (and actions!) can be.
Click here to listen to my interview with Joseph Liu at CareerRelaunch on how to Build Your Network and how I pivoted in my career. Released January 2018. Also consider subscribing!
This article from May 2010 (when I was the director of strategy for Ascend, a non-profit focused on developing pan-Asian business leaders) includes tactics and questions you should ask when trying to find your dream job
If you're looking to stretch your mind, this is my favorite podcast to do just that. It's an easy way to be thoughtful on a variety of topics.