Like many people, the career area I’m in now is completely different from the career I started.
I started in journalism and media; now I’m a career adviser. Because the two career areas seem completely unrelated, people often ask me how I got here from where I was.
Here is an interview I gave to Media Shower about my transition into career advising, and why helping people find meaningful careers is so important to me.
I appreciate Sam Jordan’s funny and interesting questions. I usually don’t talk about my (distant) connections to Prince or Donny Osmond.
Sam also got me to talk seriously about how the 9/11 terrorist attacks changed my life – a difficult time to think about.
We also discussed the Minneapolis job market. I gave an honest answer and talked about Minnesota’s racial economic disparities.
The many, complicated reasons why people of color are not being hired into or retaining good-paying, career-advancing jobs is a serious issue that affects our entire economy.
In addition to helping job seekers to make positive decisions that affect their lives and careers, I intend to examine and write about some of the larger issues affecting the employment and education of everyday people.
You can find a bit more about where I’m coming from in the interview 10,000 Hours in 10 minutes: Denise Felder on Career Coaching.
Keep looking up.
Posted by Denise Felder on June 19, 2013
Usually I am full of energy this time of year. The warm – sometime hot – weather and the abundant sunshine naturally get my engines revving.
Typically, I’m busting with motivation to be more physically active, revitalize my social calendar, take on home improvement project, tackle a professional development project or learn something for fun.
Not this year.
It’s been unusually rainy and cold in the Twin Cities. I’m starting to wonder if spring will ever come …
Instead of waiting for an external cause to motivate me, like the weather, it’s time to stop making excuses and rev my own engine, so to speak.
Care to join me?
- What tips do you have for boosting your energy or getting yourself out of a rut?
- What are waiting for motivation to do?
Leave a comment below or on the DeniseMpls Facebook page.
“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
Not sure where to start?
It’s not complicated. Here’s a list of things to do when you want something from life but are not motivated or not sure where to start.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Bonus: Because summer is coming, sunshine or not, I’m nominating Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” as our summer anthem.
Leave a comment with your suggestions for positive energy boosters.
Posted by Denise Felder on June 10, 2013
Posted by DeniseMpls on June 4, 2013