#275 Career Advice: Use Gums, Not Thumbs


Coach Barbara Russo has sound career advice for every worker: Use your gums, not your thumbs! In other words, stop texting and e-mailing and instead seek to create face to face relationships in your work life, if you want to succeed. Barbara says there are usually three types of clients that she encounters: those who want to get in, move up or move on. In each phase, she offers common sense ways that we can advance our careers.

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In many of her engagements, Barbara asks her clients to look within themselves to answer some important questions:

What do you want more or less of in your work and personal life? What is working right now/what isn't? What do you want your life to look like in the next 10-20 years? Are there co-workers or bosses who you need to better manage in order to be happier? For those who are risk-averse,  Barbara says,  "Sometimes you jump off a cliff and land paradise."

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