[VIDEO] Do You Have a Fulfilling Career or a Good Job?

Do you have a “fulfilling career” or a “good job”? Transcription Christopher Lawrence here with Change My Life Coaching. I often get asked the question, what makes a fulfilling career? Sometimes when clients come in they bring in a Venn diagram that’s made up of three circles, usually, right? The Venn diagram says, you have to have a job that contains skills that you’re good at, and it says that you must have a job … Read more

[VIDEO] Life Is Like Driving In a Car. Where is your focus?

Are you driving into the ditch in your life or to your destination? Transcript: Hi, folks, Christopher with Change My Life Coaching here. I wanted to speak to you today, about driving into the ditch versus driving to your destination. And you might think I’m talking about cars or vehicles, but I’m actually not, and it’s a really great metaphor. So the idea behind this metaphor, is that so often when we’re driving, if you … Read more

Introverted? Network Like a Pro Anyway!

Networking, whether in the course of seeking new job opportunities or simply for career growth and professional connections can be a challenging process for even the most extroverted individuals. For introverted individuals though, networking can be nearly impossible and the networking process excruciating. Networking has a bad rap. Individuals are usually hindered by misconceptions surrounding networking and its benefits, as well as their own self-protective barriers. But before you conclude that networking is not for … Read more

TREAT YOUR ENERGY LIKE MONEY!

As humans our brains do not have an unlimited amount of constant energy to make constant decisions and process information throughout the day. In the same manner, the body cannot absorb the demands of multitasking, connectivity and increasing workloads without a concurrent decrease in efficiency and well-being. In essence, your energy is very valuable, it’s like money. You should only invest your time and energy into things that provide a return. The return you are … Read more

Did you get the raise or bonus you wanted?

Does money make you happy? It’s raise and bonus season and the research is showing that a raise isn’t going to make you happy or satisfied! Here is some compelling research and what you should be doing instead of fighting for more money. Christopher is the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching and the Healthy Transformations Weight Loss & Inflammation Reduction Program.  Change my Life Coaching is a fast growing … Read more

Top 7 Characteristics of a Great Networker

So, what exactly are the best characteristics of a great networker? Out of 3400 surveys (57% men and 43% women), the majority of the respondents were between ages of 30 and 59.  Respondents were asked about 20 different characteristics on networking. They were asked specifically what the top behaviours they would like to see in a great networker.   From this, BNI identified the Top 7 Characteristics.  This one was presented in our networking group by … Read more

[VIDEO] I Don’t Agree With Video Interviewing: Here is why…

There was something that didn’t quite sit right with my soul when I heard that video interviewing was going to be the wave of the future. In preparation for an upcoming 5-week video series on Mastering The Video Interviewing Process, I struggled to figure out what was bothering me. But now I know why. It hit me like a hammer on the top of my head in the middle of the night and this video … Read more

Are you an Over-Thinker? A process for people who call themselves “Over-Thinkers”!

In all honesty, I do not believe that there is such a thing as an “over-thinker” or “over-thinking”. Some people need to process differently than others but that doesn’t mean that all thinking is useful. I think Einstein and Da Vinci were probably great thinkers. They likely spent a lot of time simply thinking. I do not think we afford ourselves those same opportunities any longer with the internet and access to instant answers we … Read more

Tips to make your resume stand out

When applying for a job, you’re counting on your experience, skills and personality to land you that dream job. However, before you get the opportunity to meet a potential employer, your resume must be unique enough to get you called in for an interview. Hiring managers receive hundreds of resumes, so it’s best if yours lands on top of the pile. Your resume is the most important tool in the job application process and is … Read more

The 3 Types of Resumes: Which is Right For You!

As a job seeker, writing a great resume involves different stages. There’s the initial planning, deciding keywords, identifying formats, listing of accomplishments, and finishing up with the style and design. All of these stages are crucial to writing a great resume and the order in which they are approached can contribute greatly to the quality of your resume.  One of the most important decisions to make when writing a great resume is to determine the … Read more