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Sharon Singh Sidhu

Design your career to support the life you want so you don't have to squeeze your life into the demands of your work.

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What does having your dream career mean to you?

Hello Reader, Do you know what a dream career means to you? making the money you need for the lifestyle you want? doing work that matters and uses your talents and strengths? giving you the time you need to pick your kids up from school every day? If you want to design a dream career, you have to know what matters to you, so you know when a career supports what matters to you or takes it away from you. Most people won't give this much thought. The default is to pick the job that pays you the...

1 day ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Ever feel confused like you don't know what to do next in your career? Should you stay in your job or leave? Should you ask for a pay increase or keep quiet? Should you challenge your boss about that performance review or suck it up? Wouldn't it be nice to talk to someone you can trust, who has the experience and expertise to guide you through these decisions and what to do next? That's what working with a career coach (like me!) can help you with. But if you're not ready to...

2 days ago • 1 min read

'I think I want to drop out.' My son says to me. He's just started a coding assignment in the military. Out of the 7 selected for this unit, he's the only one without any coding experience. 'I'm slowing everyone down. They're all ahead in the assignments.' When things get hard, it's natural to feel like giving up. So I asked him, 'Is this something you want to learn and do?' 'Yes.' he said. So I said, 'Then you'll have to be prepared it will be hard in the beginning because you're trying to...

4 days ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Most of us run from pain. It's hardwired into us. Everything we do is solely to avoid pain and danger, increase satisfaction and ease, and stay alive. This is how we've survived as a species. There's an inbuilt bias in us to look out for danger and anything negative that could harm us. It worked well in ancient times. Not so much now when we're no longer living in the wilderness. But our hardwire still hasn't been upgraded. We're still running on version 1.0. So whenever we...

5 days ago • 1 min read

Reader, I've seen too many people end up in the wrong jobs. Doing work they struggle to do and still not meet the expectations of the job, much less excel at it. Most people get into careers they think will make them the most money, and provide the greatest financial stability, only to find out they hate what they're doing, at risk of losing their jobs. By then, it's too late, because they have bills to pay, a mortgage and loans to service, and kids to send to school. So they drag themselves...

6 days ago • 2 min read

It doesn't have to be complicated. It really doesn't. A lot of what we do to complicate really simple things is just that. Our thoughts, feelings, and stories we create in our heads that don't help us cut through the noise to see things clearly. As an overthinking, over-anxious, chronic worrier and miss-worst-case scenario, I'm an expert at making up elaborate stories in my head until I get myself worked up into a frenzy over nothing. It's happened enough times that when I catch myself doing...

10 days ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Building a career and life of your dreams is tough. The highs can feel high - for a brief moment - before they become normal. The lows can make you question if any of this is worth it. How can you go through the ups and downs and still flourish and thrive? How do you keep going? One thing that's always helped me through thick and thin is journaling. I've been journaling since I was a child. It saw me through breakups, career and business failures, times when I was confused and...

11 days ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, There’s so much conflicting advice about how to be successful in your career or business. All this information is great, there’s so much you can learn. Unfortunately, it keeps most people stuck, unable to take any action because they don’t know where to start. Many successful people I admire and follow say opposing things. ~ Post daily on social media! You need to be top of mind.~ Don’t post daily! Only post high-quality content, that’s how you build a brand people will follow....

12 days ago • 2 min read

Hello Reader, Having tried many budgeting apps and tools, I’ve concluded that low-tech and simple is best. There are countless tools, apps, spreadsheets, and even courses and programs teaching you fanciful money management techniques. All they do is distract you and avoid the inevitable truth behind why you think you need all these fancy tools: That somehow using these fancy tools will make you feel better and more confident about managing your money. That’s just not true. The real reason...

19 days ago • 3 min read

Hello Reader, Everyone loves to learn how to make money passively, right? Nothing beats having money drop into your bank account while you do nothing. What’s more, in today’s world, your salary from your job is not catching up with the rising cost of living. Many people want to make more money without spending additional time and energy they don’t have. Unfortunately, many people never really make passive income because of the misplaced idea of what passive income is. Hard truth: Passive...

26 days ago • 4 min read
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