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Are you ready to find work you love?

When you first choose a career, you may think that you’ve chosen the one that you’re going to have for the rest of your life. Then, maybe after a month, or maybe after several years, you realize the career you chose isn’t making you happy. You now need to find something that you really love to do.

How did you end up in the job that you don’t like? Did you take a career compatibility test? Did you take the first job that came your way because everyone told you that you were lucky to get it? …


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If the sound of the alarm clock invokes dread in your soul because you can’t imagine the idea of another day at your job, it’s most likely time to think about what you’re doing with your life. While not everyone loves getting up in the morning to go to work, you shouldn’t dread it so much that you spend all morning thinking about an excuse to call out. That’s not what having a career and going to work should be for anyone.

Many people view a career as a means to an end, a stepping stone to a better career…


Stylistic edit of a working woman grabbing a cup of coffee.
Stylistic edit of a working woman grabbing a cup of coffee.

If you’re sitting at your desk right now reading this, you know that you’re not completely invested in your job. You may know that what you’re doing right now isn’t what you want to be doing for the rest of your life. But, you also don’t know what you should do or what you even want to do.

That’s why it’s important to cast your net…and to cast it wide.

What am I talking about? I’m talking about thinking about all of the careers that could be a fit for you, not just a handful. This gives you a greater…


If you wake up in the morning dreading the idea of going to your job or just don’t know what you want to do with your career, you’re not alone. When you consider that 80 percent of Americans and 75 percent of Canadians are unhappy with their jobs, something’s gotta give.

There’s more:

A shocking 32 percent of workers said that they wanted to leave their jobs and 25

percent had no definite plans to leave but were apathetic and even more negative about their work than employees considering an exit.

Ouch!

All of these numbers are important because if…


An open letter to Twitter

Dear Twitter,

I have long been a fan of you and am a long-time user of Twitter.

I really appreciate your decision to remove Trump from Twitter, and all your efforts surrounding this situation. From my station here up in Canada, it really looks like the US is on the brink of or is already in civil war.

There’s no way to know how things will go, but I wanted to offer some perspective on the contents of the explanation page you provided in case helpful (I will not include the link here as I…


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Last night I logged onto a site I’ve only use once in the past, many years ago…Chatroulette. Why? I miss being able to walk up to and talk to random strangers, and thought that it might be fun to give it a try.

Well, fun indeed it was! Despite choosing the ‘Random’ channel which bills itself as “Nudity = ban” and “A fun place to discuss almost any topic. Keep it clean”(vs Unmoderated which says Use at your own risk), of course, I had to skip past many, many video feeds zoomed in on boxer shorts with a strategically placed…


The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time of uncertainty and challenge. But simply put, employers should not be able to force their employees to come in-person to work right now. Restaurants or other businesses requiring in-person work to make the products or services are one thing. But if it’s a knowledge work business that doesn’t directly serve customers in person, why are employers currently allowed to force employees into work? …


These days, there are so many challenges in the world that it is so important that we are each using our highest talent towards tackling them. You might be stuck in a job doing work that doesn’t matter because of money, status, and/or family pressure. But simply put, if you are working in marketing cigarettes or Pepsi, I’m sorry but depending on your religious views, I might say that you are committing a sin. These types of products have been scientifically proven to do nothing good to the Earth or the people that consume them. Now, of course, I understand…


We’re in a bit of a new world right now. We may not be able to do as much in-person interaction as we normally do, but there are still plenty of opportunities to connect and engage — virtually! Let’s explore what those are and how to maximize them.

The Best Virtual Experiences

What are your top virtual experiences? So far my top ones have been: virtual dance party, virtual ecstatic dance and virtual meditation. Oh and a concert/poetry event was pretty epic too. Or ‘riding a roller coaster’ with Canada’s Wonderland. I’ve enjoyed being in the group video call on my computer, and a…


Today someone called me and asked about how to write and publish a book. This is a good question, especially at this time. We are all thinking about our contributions to the world right now— or at least I am. I have a number of projects that I have been working on that I want to publish and get out there soon, rather than leaving them languishing in a folder on my computer.

I have experience with self-publishing, and now I am starting to gain experience with working with an agent, and getting published. Here is what I learned.

Why…

Jennifer Turliuk

Entrepreneur (CEO @MakerKids). Keynote Speaker. Career Coach. Marketer. Author (published @Forbes, soon @DundurnPress). @SingularityU alum. Musical theatre fan.

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