A Dozen Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeCareers, ChoicesLeave a Comment

Are you miserable in your job? Here are a dozen signs that it’s time to quit and move on: Your job is all consuming. Do you eat, drink, and sleep work? Are you working morning ‘til night? Do you come home from work trips and collapse on the couch, never calling friends or making plans because you are totally and … Read More

In a pickle.

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices2 Comments

Oh to be caught in a pickle.  It’s rarely exciting, unless you’re playing baseball in the 1960’s and your life is some version of the movie Sandlot. No real life pickles (and not the dill kind) are usually much more challenging. You’re stuck in a difficult situation, deciding between two choices. Maybe you’re deciding over two job offers or you’re … Read More

Getting Unstuck

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness4 Comments

I’ve been stuck.  I’ve been stuck for a few months now.  I’ve been caught up in a consulting project and I’ve put my other work on the back burner.  I haven’t dedicated as much time to creating whether it’s art or writing.  I haven’t coached as much over the last few months.  I’ve been consumed with someone’s business and all … Read More

Career Fairy

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeBelief in self, Careers1 Comment

We’d all like to believe that there’s a career fairy godmother out there guiding our careers.  We may have even had someone at one point in our career help us out a little, maybe give us some good advice, or let us try something new.  When it comes down to it though, most of us are on our own to … Read More

Creating a New Reality

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeCareers, Choices2 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about diversifying – diversifying my life. I have a tendency to be an all or nothing person.  When I was a full time employee, I earned all my income from that company and had my 401K contributions all going to company stock.  I was all in.  As a consultant, I was still earning all my … Read More

Creating your own Business: Giving to yourself

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeCareers, ChoicesLeave a Comment

I’m starting my own business…again.  The first time was back in 2007. In 2006 I left my corporate job.  I was tired and needed a longer break than your standard vacation.  There were only two options to get a leave of absence in this company.  One was to hold a position of a certain hierarchical level, get Executive approval, and … Read More