Do you help your clients reflect on the purpose of their career? Do you reflect on your own sense of purpose in your daily work? The reasons behind these reflections are as varied as the tools available to aid the process. Purposeful reflection will take effort and courage, and may even be painful at times, but can be a labor of love – love of oneself and others. This will make everyday living clear.
~ Melanie Reinersman, email@example.com Photo by taufiq t
While no one would argue that 2020 made it difficult for even optimists to feel positive, one role of the career professional is to generate hope. If the client does not feel good, it is a sign of growth, and that is good! If the client doesn't see a means to moving ahead at work, it is time for change and together the resources can be tapped. Being intentionally optimistic serves both the self and the world, which includes the people who need career professionals the most. ~
What is in a name? What do names have to do with issues encountered in serving clients effectively? Remember when “spoiled brat” was the most common name for describing a child’s unpleasant behavior? Now it is referred to “spoiled child syndrome” and thousands of people have added to the Internet on how to “unspoil” the child. Trendy names of issues may increase awareness which can lead to searches for solutions. Whether or not a condition receives a name doesn’t mean it is a
You know the saying, “Growing old isn’t great but it beats the alternative.” Now is the time to recognize the societal norms that affect us, our language, our perceptions, etc., about age and work. If everyone can work toward an attitude change, then everyone can work – regardless of age. ~ Melanie Reinersman, firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Annie Gray on Unsplash FOCUS ON: Ageism and Older People Identifying ageism for what it is is the first step in changing a