Do you have the champion mindset 💪 of a world-class tech leader?

Do you look in the mirror and say, “I am a leader! 🦸 Let’s make it happen!”

Do you have what it takes to whether any storm your team, your org, or the world throws at you? 😎

Have you calibrated your emotional home so you can fight through fear, doubt, & uncertainty?

Do you have the systems and support to adjust your decision-making when the chaos hits?

Are you ready to rise to the amazing, thrilling, wild challenges that are being thrown our way right now?


Turtling isn’t moving.

If everything is a test, if you always feel under assault, then you cease forward motion.

Circled wagons don’t get to Oregon.

These are the thoughts in my head after a recent conversation where the person I was speaking with saw themselves as an underdog in an adversarial system. Work isn’t supposed to be like this. And neither is life.

There is a better way. Start now.

We cater to folks who solve complex problems for a living. It stands to reason that once they see their own career, and the life that it comes with as a set of complex problems, that they can solve that, too.

The flaw in that logic is the same flaw that permeates all buy vs build decisions: the amount of time, knowledge and focus it takes to build a custom career that takes in all of the variables, and produces successful results is greatly underestimated.

And frankly when you get a glimpse of the rest of your life, you want it to start right the hell now.

I’ve been thinking a lot about “carpe diem” lately. And that always reminds me of Dead Poets Society.

And Robin Williams inspiring his students…

“Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

Are you making your life extraordinary?

Are you making your career extraordinary?

Or are you putting things off?

There are some career moves you want to make like…

…telling your boss you deserve a promotion.

…asking to lead more challenging projects.

…going 100% on the job market and finally landing a new job

…changing your career focus and exploring new kinds of opportunities.

…starting your own business.


A type of bullying I’ve personally experienced is making someone wrong for wanting more out of themselves, their work, and their life. I see this showing up in the folks we talk to as well and it’s time to put a stop to it.

Is Ambition a four-letter word in your world? Are you unable or unwilling to voice that you’re destined for something MORE?

Check out today’s episode because Ambition Inhibition has a long-ranging impact on how far, how fast, and how well you’ll achieve.

(or the economy or any other external circumstances)

“I could be making more money, but not right now, during this global pandemic.”

“I could go for that promotion, but not right now when the economy is in the tank.”

“I could go on the job market to land a better job, but not right now when everyone is in panic mode.”

I’ve been hearing a lot of the above lately. And I understand 100%. These are tough times we’re living in.


I want to save you some aggravation by reminding you of a myth and the truth so you can move forward in upgrading your career —…

You’ll often hear time and money being equated in business. The fact of the matter is that time is way more valuable than money.

Your time is a finite, non-refundable, non-renewable resource and the kicker is, you don’t know how much you had to start with.

And you just made more money listening to this!

So how do you make the best use of your finite time so you can have the money and the life worthy of investing your time in?

It takes a plan, and it takes action.

Book your call with us now to start YOUR journey!

Right now, there are thousands of tech managers trying to build their dream careers.

They’re working their butts off 50+ hours a week…
They’re putting their heads down hoping that one day it’ll pay off…
They’re spending their free time reading tons of leadership books and articles …

And despite all of that, most of them aren’t even close to reaching their career goals…much less commanding a $200k+ salary and living with zen-like work-life balance.

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that the strategies I mentioned above — overworking, staying quiet, and overloading on information…

There are at least 2 kinds of optimism in the world.

One shines a light in a dark room, helping you find the door to something better. The other lulls you into complacency, numbing the pain of the dark.

If there are things in your life that are “this sucks but I can deal with it, its temporary” you too may be addicted to Hopeium.

In this episode Rob shakes the false hope of waiting for things to improve and spurs action toward that door to something better.

As tech folks, we’re taught to scope things down and be reasonable so that we can deliver on time and satisfy our clients and customers.

But that’s killing your ability to see and achieve a dream career.

In our free training I talk about unlocking your ability to dream big without sacrificing your hard-won tech skills.

Click here to watch it now!

Jen Bunk

Career Coach for Tech Managers. I help tech managers upgrade their careers, their teams, their paychecks, and their lives.

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