| Moving Up the Ladder - Venture Mom: From Idea to Income
by Holly Hurd and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
The traditional working model isn't for everyone, and it can be especially difficult for women looking to commit fully to motherhood and a career. There might be a way to enjoy both. Holly Hurd, an entrepreneur, speaker and writer, shares her experiences and keys to success with Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Holly is the author of "VENTURE MOM: From Idea To Income In Just 12 Weeks," and she brings the listeners insightful perspective...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Saberfeet: Footwear Analysis for Athletes
by Jessica Jensen and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
With all the time and money put into professional athletics, particularly in terms of performance enhancement and injury prevention, it appears most are ignoring a major issue: proper footwear. Jessica Jensen, footwear analyst and founder of Saberfeet, gives us the finer points of footwear and the reasons her type of analysis could be vital for athletes - especially baseball players. Jessica explains to Tim Muma what she looks...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Starting an Encore Career
by Chuck Conrad and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
While most hope they'll enjoy a long, successful career in a field they love, that's not always the case. When an individual wants something more - or different - from their professional ventures, the encore career can be a terrific option. Chuck Conrad, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, brings his expertise to LJNRadio in examining the most important steps for a successful encore career. Chuck gives Tim Muma the...
| You Do What? - I'm a Doula
by Grace Lombardo and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
If you are considering a career in labor and delivery, but you value the relational aspect rather than the medical aspect of the delivery process, you may want to pursue a career as a doula. DONA International defines a doula as a “trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical...
Business Owners: How To Navigate A Price Increase
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2015
Small-business owners are often ecstatic that customers want to buy their products and services, and once an offering is successful and has been improved upon, it could be time to consider a price increase. However, this is a decision that does not come easily.To get to the bottom of when and why you should raise your prices and how to roll out price increases without upsetting your loyal customers, I tapped three owners for a...
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
Enjoying Regular Downtime Makes You More Productive
by Beverly Jones - Aug, 2015
One of my first coaching clients, who I'll call "Jake," was a workaholic lawyer. Jake was ambitious and said he hoped a short series of coaching sessions would help him spot ways to make his thriving law practice even stronger. Because Jake wanted to become more efficient, we spoke at length about how he managed his time. His work style was to put in long hours on billable projects, and avoid "wasting time" on law firm ma...
What Got You Here Won't Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
Let’s dive into one of my favorite coaching exercises. This exercise will help you determine where you are and who you want to become. I love this exercise. I hope you do too! First imagine you’re 95 years old. You’re just about to die. You’re given a gift. To go back in time, to this moment and to tell yourself what was really important and what wasn’t, what really mattered and what didn’t. What advice would this wise “old...
Is Taking a Second Job Worth it?
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2015
Taking on a second job – also known as moonlighting – might seem like a nice idea, but what does it get you? Personal satisfaction, financial security and the ability to pursue other interests rank highly on the list of possible answers. But I think we can all agree that it’s sometimes a necessity. What the Research Says According to a recent study from the Freelancers Union, there are 53 million Americans choosing to f...
5 Signs You're Too Emotionally Invested in Your Job
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
For many of us, career ranks as a top priority in our lives. We care about our jobs deeply, pushing ourselves to continually work harder to ascend to higher levels of success. We care so much about our work that it becomes ingrained in our identity and self-image. However, this work-first mentality has its downsides. Those of us who pride ourselves on being career-oriented can get so wrapped up and emotionally invested in...
Prep for Your Next Negotiation: 3 Must-Do Steps
by Melody Wilding - Mar, 2015
You would never buy a car without first researching different models and prices, right? Nowadays it’s unlikely you’d even leave the house without first looking up reviews and directions to wherever you’re going. So why is it that so many of us go into negotiations without a roadmap or any preparation? Why, then, when it comes to important – possibly financially game changing — conversations about negotiating salary or raisi...
10 Books on Happiness & Success that Should be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List
by Melody Wilding - Dec, 2014
As an entrepreneur, you hit emotional obstacles daily, including butting up against self-doubt, rejection, perfectionism, and even loneliness. The truth is, these obstacles can be powerful opportunities for reflection and self-growth to help you become a better founder and leader. Cultivating happiness, therefore, is not only crucial for your mental health, but also essential to being a successful entrepreneur. Take some do...
My New Awesome Productivity Routine — and How it Can Work for You
by Dana Sitar - Nov, 2012
I’ve recently adopted a new work routine, inspired by the increasingly-popular Pomodoro Technique, but modified for my particular purposes. It’s made such a difference to my sanity and productivity working from home or from the road that I’m eager to share it. Take the tips that work for you, and, as always, modify it to fit your life/workstyle. The Rules Rule #1: Set a timer for 40 minutes, and focus that time on a pa...
Tired of looking for a job? 5 tips to prepare to start your own business
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2012
Are you dissatisfied with your job, or reading the writing on the wall that suggests it may be time to think of your own exit strategy? If so, you are in good company. A Mercer’s What’s Working™ survey last year, conducted over two quarters, included 2,400 workers in the U.S. They found, “nearly one in three (32%) U.S. workers is seriously considering leaving his or her organization at the present time, up sharply from 23% in...
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