Which Path Will You Take After College Graduation?

Are you a recent college graduate? Congratulations! What a great accomplishment after a lot of hard work over the course of two or four years! You’re probably feeling excited, successful, and … uncertain? Continue reading “Which Path Will You Take After College Graduation?”

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…”

5 Things to Do Now for a Successful Career in 2017

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln

You could say in one way that this quote promotes procrastination, or you can say that it encourages preparation for success. I believe that President Lincoln’s intention was to encourage preparation—the right kind of preparation. The best tool to chop down a tree is a sharp axe. If you try to chop a tree down with a dull axe, you will spend a lot of exhaustive time and energy on something that will take much longer than if you had spent time sharpening the axe. With a sharp axe, you are prepared and can chop that tree down in no time!

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Why Focus on Your Existing Skills?

Have you ever been so excited about something that you jumped into it with little to no thought or planning?

Maybe it was an unplanned road trip or vacation. Perhaps it was the hasty purchase of a new couch.

Hopefully, it wasn’t a rushed, unplanned decision to leave your job and sell everything you own. Three years ago, I did just that. I let myself get carried away with the possibilities and rather than stopping to think things through, I jumped in head first without a clue as to what I was doing.

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