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”

What are you looking for?


As I sit here, in between boat projects, I realize that my career is not “normal” in any conventional sense. How many people can say that they have a career they love, which offers them the freedom to work from anywhere in the world—even from a sailboat dry-docked in a boatyard in France?

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Prepare to Tack!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about making a change in your career. Whether it’s time to move on to another position, a new industry, or you’ve just been laid off, Prepare to Tack is here to help guide you through the steps to finding your ideal career.

This blog isn’t about finding a job. Anyone can find a job. What many people struggle with is finding a career.

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