Do you feel stuck in your work life? Afraid of a layoff, worried about income, scared to make a change in the midst of a tricky economy? If so, you’re not alone. But you also don’t have to stay stuck. By figuring out your own unique energies and special skills, you can make your work matter, better connect with opportunities that are right for you, and make a difference in your workplace and in the lives of people around you. In her new book, Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence and Control, career coach Darcy Eikenberg says we all need to spend a little time channeling our childhood selves, who believed we could don a red cape and change the world.
Nancy Mann Jackson
Nancy Mann Jackson is an award-winning journalist and corporate communicator who writes regularly about small business, parenting and workplace issues. Since 2001, she has worked as a freelance writer and has written hundreds of articles for publications including Working Mother, CNNMoney.com, Entrepreneur.com, MyBusiness and dozens of others. She also writes and edits annual reports, blogs, and newsletters for companies in industries including finance, technology and construction. Nancy is also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
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