The Career Refresh

Strategies to reset your career with actionable
steps towards a finer future.


Hope Requires Action

July 9, 2020

Hope requires action. Action is what moves you forward. I hope I get the job. Hope I’m up for the promotion.  I hope I get a raise.  The feeling of hope is pretty useless.  Hope doesn’t serve you.  It doesn’t require action Hope keeps us in our thoughts about our professional circumstances – waiting for something to…

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Feelings as Fuel - Match on fire - Jill Griffin Coaching

How to Use Feelings to Advance Your Career

July 6, 2020

So often when I ask my clients how they want to feel, they look at me like I’m crazy and they don’t know what to say. How often do people asking you directly about your feelings, after all? They are experts at thinking. They are newbies at feeling. Paying attention to how you feel means that at…

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Fish Bait Necklace

Don’t Take The Bait: a reminder to stay the course

June 29, 2020

Don’t take the bait A few years ago I created the necklace above out of a fishing lure.  I was struggling with the complexity of the corporate environment and I found that I was often getting triggered by circumstances.  Sometimes I didn’t handle the situation well, and my reaction ended up creating more drama than the original…

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Door with "be optimistic" on it; Jill Griffin Coaching

Is Your Thinking Impacting Your Career?

June 22, 2020

I thought I was settling in my career. Then I realized I just had a lot of unproductive and negative thinking. One big thought error loop. Signs I had a thought error loop of negative thinking: ✔️I was focusing more on the time and energy I invested in an endeavor rather than the appreciation for the experience…

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Wall of post-it notes. The Art of Failure Jill Griffin Coaching

The Art of Failure: Reframing your thinking for success

June 16, 2020

The Art of Failure.  We are taught to seek success but we are not taught how to process failure. Failure is not spoken about in advance. It’s denied. Unacceptable.  We tend to own failure in a different way. When we fail, we become ‘less than’, we may feel shame, or lose confidence. Instead of looking at what failed…

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The Struggle Bus: Relief through meditation

June 8, 2020

The struggle bus. I used to struggle with the hustle. I used to find ways to MAKE it HAPPEN. It was exhausting. My relationships were strained. I was told I was controlling and bossy. It was all true. And none of it was working for me. I had the title, the awards, the accomplished resume. But I…

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Woman sitting at computer working - how to achieve more Jill Griffin Coaching

How to Achieve More at Work with Your Feelings

June 1, 2020

One of the best tools you can use to achieve more at work is to plan how you want to feel while achieving your goal. Wait. Before you stop reading and think this is too woo-woo, hold on and hear me out.  Paying attention to how you feel means that at any time you can change the…

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Goal Setting is About Who You Get to Become

Goal Setting is About Who You Get to Become

May 18, 2020

I understand we are in extraordinary times. Have you set extraordinary goals?  The process for setting and achieving goals was always about the objective and the key result. Coming from corporate it was known as an OKR. This concept was created by John Doer of Google fame in his book Measure what Matters and while it’s an…

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Hand holding a tin that says "Let's Get Away" in the forest - Holiday Weekends - Jill Griffin Coaching

Holiday Weekends and the Great Escape

May 11, 2020

Holiday weekends.  The extra day off… the long weekend of fun, a few days away to explore a nearby city, or experience the Americana of a beachside town. Sounds delightful, right? I rarely got to feel the delight. I lived my life in day counts. For me, it was always a countdown between today and my next…

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