5 Indicators That It May Be Time For A Career Pivot

Moneyball is one of my top ten baseball movies of all time (behind Field of Dreams, and The Natural, of course). My favorite quote in the movie comes when a baseball scout talks to Billy Beane about the moment a baseball player is told to hang up their uniform. Here’s a clip from the movie, followed by theContinue reading “5 Indicators That It May Be Time For A Career Pivot”

Ten Steps to a Personal Strategy Statement

Yesterday, I wrote about the steps I was compelled to take in my career to develop a better work/life balance for myself. The post contained big picture thoughts on how to make change in your life and career. Today’s post provides 10 steps to help you develop your own personal strategy statement: Sit with aContinue reading “Ten Steps to a Personal Strategy Statement”

Career Strategy for Artists

In 2010, I had the dream.  My wife and I owned a house and had recently welcomed our first child into the world. In addition, my work life was great. I had a tenure track position teaching bassoon at Bowling Green State University where I worked with a full studio of lovely students, I wasContinue reading “Career Strategy for Artists”

Thoughts on how to serve your community.

As artists, we often feel a calling to serve the community in which we live. Showing up to serve can be, and is some of, the most fulfilling and rewarding work we can do. This can be incredibly difficult as we balance family/friends, work, and the constant pursuit of perfection in our art. For theContinue reading “Thoughts on how to serve your community.”

Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.

What do you see yourself doing in five to ten years? That’s a big, important, overwhelming question. In my experience, five to ten years is too long of a runway to come up with a concrete plan of action. Think about all of the things you’ve done over the last five to ten years. You’veContinue reading “Career planning for twenty-somethings: Why a three year plan of action is the new ten.”