Career Development

I’m 1000% more scared of fantastical success than I am of failure. What scares you?

I’m 1000% more scared of fantastical success than I am of failure. What scares you? I know. Ridiculous right? I mean, I call myself a Potentialist and Aspiring Fairy Godmother, and people hire me to help them figure out what incredible success looks like for them and help them get there. A friend once told …

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You didn’t get the promotion – job – opportunity – assignment. Now what?

You didn’t get the promotion – job – opportunity – assignment. Now what? “I got the job offer!” “They offered me two different roles and asked which I preferred.” “This promotion creates an opportunity to show proof of my theories in a tough use case. I’m so excited.” It was a big day on Friday …

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But what if I have paralyzing fear about making the wrong choice? – Making the best decision for the Future You.

But what if I have paralyzing fear about making the wrong choice? – Making the best decision for the Future You. But what if I have paralyzing fear about making the wrong choice?” I was wrapping up a strategy call with a new Future You Explorer, and I asked her if she had any final …

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What do you want to be when you grow up? No, you’re not too old to ask.

What do you want to be when you grow up? No, you’re not too old to ask. If you’re reading this, you’re probably already what is technically a grown-up. But I still think this is a great question. I spend a good deal of my time as a potentialist talking to people about their ambitions. …

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Contradictions & the Future You: Holding humility and self-promotion in the same hand.

Contradictions & the Future You: Holding humility and self-promotion in the same hand. Humility: freedom from pride or arrogance, the quality or state of being humble. Self Promotion: the act of furthering one’s own growth, advancement, or prosperity, the promotion of oneself. When I’m working with someone on how to talk about the Future You, I get excited when I hear contradictions …

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Teaching others about the Future You – Finding the balance between recognizable and original.

Teaching others about the Future You – Finding the balance between recognizable and original. Somewhere along the way, I’m guessing you’ve seen one of my famous live transformations. I’m known for taking how someone talks about themself from boring to brilliant in a matter of moments. It’s fun for the person because they get to hear …

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Are you wishing for the Future You? Thoughts about turning wishes into reality.

Are you wishing for the Future You? Thoughts about turning wishes into reality. If all the tales are true, Fairy Godmothers make all your wishes come true. Except isn’t it also true that often when our wishes come true, they don’t turn out quite as expected? Here’s a lovely line in Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into …

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You’re actually exceptionally good at self-promotion. But are you promoting past you or future you?

You’re actually exceptionally good at self-promotion. But are you promoting past you or future you? Yes, you, and, for that matter, so is everyone else. Every person you interact with today is promoting themselves to you and you to them. Do this little thought exercise for a second… Think about the last conversation you had …

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