I asked people with money-making hobbies what advice they have for people considering whether to keep their hobby as pure pleasure or as an income-producing career or business. Not surprisingly, they had very different things to say about their experiences and their advice varied.… Read more... “Advice on Turning Money-Making Hobbies Into Careers”
If I were asked to pinpoint one dynamic that keeps people from achieving career happiness, it is ambivalence. Because so many people ask me how to resolve this, here are some thoughts about what to do about ambivalence:
First, recognize and name your ambivalence for what it is.… Read more... “What to Do About Ambivalence”
A decision-making matrix is a great tool to compare alternative paths using criteria that are most important to you. This decision-making method is credited to Benjamin Franklin, who called it “Moral or Prudential Algebra” in personal letters in 1772. I adapted his method to decision-making about career paths or job options.… Read more... “How to Use a Decision-Making Matrix”
Dear Dr. Civitelli,
I think I might want to do the same type of work you do, but I don’t know how to become a career counselor or career coach. Can you please tell me how to get started?
Future Career Counselor or Career Coach
Dear Future Career Counselor or Career Coach,
One reason this can be a confusing career path to figure out is that there isn’t just one way to pursue it.… Read more... “How to Become a Career Counselor or Career Coach”
As one of the seven deadly sins, envy has a bad rap. Envy makes us feel bad so we usually try to squelch it.
But what if instead of trying to stamp out feelings of envy, you used envy as a terrific source of information?… Read more... “Career Envy: Embrace It!”