If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.

— Unknown

Introverts: 4 Signs It’s Time to Go Home!

By Tuesday, October 28, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Have you ever made the mistake of staying at an event 30 minutes too long? Forget 30. How about 5? If you're an introvert, you probably just had heart palpitations or a traumatic flashback. It's the worst. You start off chatting and engaged in what's happening around you. You're yelling over music or other voices with no problem. Your cup runneth over. Then next thing you know, your sail is windless. You're zorbed out and would love nothing more ...

Why I’ve Given Up Chasing Dreams

By Monday, October 27, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I've always been a dreamer. Ever since I was a child, I've had dreams of doing Big things. Writing The Greatest Novel Ever, being a world class athlete, painting something NYC gallery worthy. My mom made sure to instill a "you can do and be anything" mindset, and I love her for that. Thing is, dreams are just that. Dreams. And with no follow through, they're just deflated dreams. For years I floated along on the ...

Got Offers and Interviews? Watch Out for This Employer Swindle

By Thursday, October 23, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I was thinking about a job seeker I worked with and a situation she ran into: She had an offer on the table from one company (Company A). They initially told her that she needed to respond within five business days. She then interviewed with another company (Company B), and it was clear this company would move her to the offer stage quickly. So she called Company A and told them she might might have another offer coming from ...

Consistently investigate what gives other people energy. Be the fan that fuels it.

— Darren Rowse (@problogger)

I’m Finally Chasing a Goal That’s Nagged Me for Years

By Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4 Permalink 1

I used to run track in college. I was a long jumper. My senior (final) year was wrought with injuries and inconsistent performances. I always expected so much more out of myself and graduated having not officially achieved the distance goal I had in mind: 24 feet/7.32 Meters. I jumped 23'9 my freshman year; but for reasons aplenty, I never flew beyond that. It's bothered me at least once...almost every.damn.day since then. In fact, I still ...

Some Great Career and Life Advice to Keep in Mind

By Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I don't know what I was doing when this story came out earlier this year, but I just happened upon it a few days ago. To sum it up, Mike Rowe, best known for hosting a (non-salacious) show called "Dirty Jobs," offered some awesome career (and life) advice to a fan that wrote in via his Facebook page. Mike tied in a dating example to simplify, because who can't relate to dating struggles?! Anyway, you'll find the question ...

A New Freedom Chase Begins

By Monday, October 20, 2014 5 Permalink 1

This has been a long time coming! We're so excited to get this project off the ground! Can't you tell by the exclamation points?! But seriously, we've been working on relaunching The Freedom Chase for what feels like forever. Our whiteboard was covered with tasks divvied up between the two of us. We debated (for what felt like months) the site and banner colors. Periods of inactivity crept in as we got distracted by other life happenings. ...

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.

— Carl Bard