When You’re Facing a Layoff

This has been my first year in charge of the Crossroads Career blog and I hope if you’ve been reading for a while you’ve felt our boards desire to reach you where you’re at in these difficult times. We don’t just pray for you and seek to give sound advice. Many of us are have been or are right there …

Work Life Balance with Clyde Christensen: Coach of Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, and now Tom Brady

I grew up the middle of three daughters born to a football coach. My childhood was a lot like training camp. My sisters and I would be gathered to practice good, firm handshakes or how to the answer the phone properly. I remember spending summer vacations practicing how we would turn down drugs when we got older (I was currently …

Work/Life Balance

Welcome to the month of June.  Halfway through May in the middle of a pandemic I thought – this year is going horribly slow because of the Corona Virus lockdown.  Suddenly though, it’s summer.  New Years feels like yesterday and somehow schools are getting out and the temperatures are rising as we approach the middle of the year.  Can you …

When You Find Yourself Without Work

The number of people in the US currently without work is staggering.  Laid off, furloughed, let go, or temporarily on hold; you’ve found yourself suddenly with an abundance of time and possibly feeling overwhelmed figuring out how you will spend it.  You’re not alone.  Last year I was without work for three months.  It was the first time since I …

Ask For Input

In the month of February, we have focused on transition. As the month comes to an end we really want to make one additional suggestion for seasons of transition: input. As with all advice, it’s equally important to ask the right people and the right questions. One without the other will not be valuable.

You are Needed

Your gifts are needed.  They are not a mistake. They are not less than someone else’s.  You wouldn’t be better with a different set.  The body needs every part and that includes yours.  It is easy to believe that your talents are less than others.  To believe you need a different personality, aptitude, or talent to be successful.  That is …