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How This Late Boomer Helps Late Millennials Navigate Career Success

You’ve walked around 24/7 with a pocket full of wizardry – the entire internet on your phone – practically since you could walk. Why would your hire someone your parents’ age (or older) to help you launch your career? How can someone who grew up with phones attached to a wall, black and white TV, and encyclopedias instead of Wikipedia, possibly help you? Because I’ve been there. I may have sent my resume by snail mail. In an envelope. With a stamp. But while the logistics of launching a career post-college have changed, the human side is still pretty much the same. My journey from school to work wasn’t pretty. Much of it was way harder than it needed to be and some of it really sucked. But I ultimately crafted a career that lights me up. Every. Single. Day, In fact, one of the things I love best  is helping. . . .

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Lasting Change Takes Practice

Big breakthroughs are exciting and feel fantastic, but making them stick takes turning turning an aha into a habit because lasting change takes practice. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about decluttering a drawer in my bedroom and rediscovering these old aromatherapy beads and how, after using them one time, I woke up the next morning able to breathe through both nostrils for the first time in, well, ever. It dawned on me this weekend that I haven’t taken a decongestant in days, something that was as routine as brushing my teeth three short weeks ago. My sinuses aren’t totally clear 24/7, but they’re consistently clearer than, well, ever. I didn’t get this seemingly miraculous result from using the beads once. I’ve used them every single day since I freed them from that drawer. Multiple times most days. I got positive, short-term results that first night because they work for. . . .

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