Follow this six-step plan to get the support and resources you need.

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Leading Your Career Means Owning and Asking for Support for Your Development

We all want to learn and grow and it’s great if you work for a company that supports time off for personal development. But if you work for a company that doesn’t have an official policy, how can you make the case to your manager (and the necessary higher ups) to support you? Follow a six-step plan to get the support and resources you need. Start by thinking through how you want to learn and grow and researching opportunities that interest you. Don’t be embarrassed or nervous about asking for this time; own it as part of your commitment to becoming a better leader. …


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Daily pauses help you be less stressed and more satisfied in your day.

Whether today is an epic list of to-dos, a routine you know by heart, or the unexpected, it’s always a good time to pause. I call a pause any intentional shift in behavior that allows you the space to experience a mental shift in attitude, thoughts, or emotions that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred.

Pausing can allow new ideas to emerge, more satisfaction, and new ways of being and behaving that are aligned with what matters to you. …


What does that mean exactly? In Mark Thornton’s book, How to Meditate in a NY Minute, he defines mindfulness as, “Being aware of what is going on inside while noticing what happens on the outside”[1]. …

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Rachael O'Meara

@romeara1 Author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break (4/4/17). Coach. Googler. Transforming the world one pause at a time.

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