Everything Is Better on the Boat

 

Why is it that a cup of coffee always tastes so much better on the sailboat?

It can be made using the exact same method, same coffee grounds, and even served in the same stainless steel travel mug. But for some reason, on the boat it tastes richer, fuller in flavor, and more satisfying.

For me, I find this is often the case with many things—dinner always seems to turn out better on the boat, popcorn seems like it is extra fluffy with no burnt pieces, and even my writing is better on the boat.

Why is this?

I can’t say that I’m 100% positive, but here is what I think… Continue reading “Everything Is Better on the Boat”

Time for Change . . . The Next Chapter

Are you unhappy with your career? Do you go home each day, feeling drained and like your life has become a broken record? Is something just not clicking with your job or your professional goals?

Maybe it’s time to make a change.

I have made many changes to my personal and professional life over the last several years and I’ve just made another big change. But first, let me give you some background. Continue reading “Time for Change . . . The Next Chapter”

They were normal people—like you and me…

One of the things I really enjoy doing when I am not sailing is watching one of my favorite YouTube channels—Sailing SV Delos. Watching from the beginning, as these two Americans documented their sailing journey around the world, I have always taken notice of the challenges they face and the positivity they maintain as they tackle those challenges. It helps me to get excited about my next sailing adventure.

Now, you may wonder what a YouTube sailing channel has to do with Prepare to Tack and changing your career. YouTube, per say doesn’t have anything to do with it, but the people and their story actually have quite a bit to do with many of the things I share with you on how to create a career you’re passionate about. Continue reading “They were normal people—like you and me…”

Stop the Excuses: Accountability Counts

Want to have a better chance at reaching your goals? The key to actually achieving your goals is to hold yourself accountable and stop making excuses.

In my experience, one of the best ways to hold myself accountable is to share my goal with someone. Tell someone about your goal and you will find that you are more committed towards making it happen. Trust me—it works! I’ll come back to this a little bit later…

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Show Off Your Gap!

Your resume is your first impression and your first chance at the career of your dreams. Of course, it’s natural that you want it to showcase your skill and talent in the best way possible.

However, what if you have a large gap in employment on your resume? If you don’t display this in the best light, your resume may be thoughtlessly tossed aside in the first round of resume reviews. Continue reading “Show Off Your Gap!”

Now or Never

Live aboard cruisers have a saying. It goes something like . . . “if you wait until the boat is perfect, you may never leave the dock.”

This saying can apply to many things in life. If you don’t take action, you will never move forward. Continue reading “Now or Never”

5 Tips on How to Climb out of Your Resume Rut

Does your resume reflect the value that you bring to the table?

Quite often, many of us get stuck in what I call a resume rut. We put together our resume, only focusing on the small picture, leaving out some of the most important things that we have done to provide value to our employers.

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Exciting Changes in 4 Days!

We’ve got some SUPER exciting changes coming in 4 days—Wednesday Feb. 15! I’m really stoked because this is going to be a MASSIVE game changer for Prepare to Tack!

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