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Storms To Sunny Skies

by Jory Butler on October 6, 2010

This week I want to share with you the storms of a career search.  Many times we don’t get what we want when we want it.  There are many career changers out there that go through storms before there are sunny skies.  It’s worth it to do the work in order to move towards work you love.

If you feel that you know someone who needs help have them contact me at the Lukas Coaching Team.


K.I.S.S. Your Career

by Jory Butler on September 22, 2010

Are you overwhelmed with so many resources about finding work?  When you go to a library or bookstore do your eyes just glaze over how many books on the subject of careers?  You are not alone!!!

Keep It Simple Silly

Let us know how we can help you K.I.S.S. Your Career.


Hey Buddy! I Need Some Help

by Jory Butler on September 10, 2010


Working with clients, reading many books, and simply living life, one thing is for sure about careers.  In order to find a career that you love, you must “Network.”  That means building relationships and asking for help.  The term network, can instantly cause our minds to go blank and bring fear. Some clients say, “I don’t know anyone who could help me in my job search.”  I feel confident they really do know people, but don’t utilize the relationships they have.

Do you remember the movie, “Cast Away?”  This is the movie that Tom Hanks is stranded on a deserted island for years. Tom Hanks was truly alone and had to figure out how to survive. Many job seekers can relate to the feeling of being on a deserted island called the “Job Search”.  People, who tend to find work they love, find it because of relationships.  Sometimes people need to be reminded to connect with others, in order to find a career they love.

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about people you may know to help land your next job or career.

  • Social Media/Networks
  • Job Search Networks and Clubs
  • Community Leaders and Local Business Contacts
  • Friends & Family
  • Past & Present Coworkers, Classmates, and Teachers.
  • People that work within your target company
  • Authors for Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs.
  • People in your church

I know there are many more ideas out there, but start with a few and get to connecting.  Start “Networking” and you might be surprised how close you really are to finding work you love.

Photo by:  Anthony Reeves


This Picture May Disturb You [Warning]

by Justin Lukasavige on August 12, 2010

Justin's poison ivyI’m not one for fanfare and my wife will tell you God has to work a miracle in order for me to go to the doctor.  When the mirror told me this was the kind of day I was going to have, I knew I had to do something.

Turns out I had poison ivy…in my bloodstream.  Poison ivy spreads by contact with an oil from the plant.  Since it was in my blood, I didn’t even have to scratch my body and it would pop up.  Yeah, not fun, right?

I was actually smiling in this photo by the way.  I was so swollen though, I couldn’t make my face do more than this.

I saw the doctor right away that morning and was back to talking with clients (on the phone) that afternoon.  I even ended up hosting this episode of Coach Radio from my bedroom.  (Boy, I just realized I may have shared too much about poison ivy in that show.  Sorry).

Justin's poison ivySo now I’m back to normal and thinking this situation is similar to life; at least my life at times.

I started a business in 2006 and didn’t know what I was doing.  It took me 12 months to reach out to a coach.  I think that’s weird since I was a coach but still hadn’t hired one myself.

Some of my coaches help people manage their finances. They see people that wait until the last possible moment to reach out for help, like they’re waiting for a miracle to happen first.

What is it about the human spirit that keeps us in comfortable misery?

I need your help.  If you see me struggling and know what I need to do to get help and move on, will you tell me?  Seriously.  I can take it.

For you it may mean hiring a coach.  It might be going to the doctor.  It might be going to church, having a conversation with your friend or family member.

If you need to take that step, will you do it?  What’s stopping you?


Four Qualities to Look for in a Coach

by Justin Lukasavige on April 13, 2010

Hand drawing empty diagramBest selling author John G. Miller had me as a guest on his radio show recently and asked me what people should look for when hiring a professional coach.  I thought it was an interesting question because I don’t think many people think it through ahead of time.  They might get wrapped up in a marketing message or the highlighting on a coach’s website without taking the time to think it through.

Here are the four qualities I think your coach should have.

A Great Listener

Your coach needs to be a great listener.  Yes, he needs to be able to fix but if he can’t listen then he’ll end up trying to fix the wrong thing.  I fight myself in this struggle frequently.  I love to jump in and fix problems but I know that if I do, I don’t have the entire story.

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John Maxwell


Your coach must be coachable himself.    I wrote about this a year and a half ago and it struck a chord with readers.  I often speak about it and it seems to turn some of the coaches in the audience off.  Recently I had a woman tell me she stopped listening when I told the audience “if you don’t see the value of hiring a coach then you shouldn’t be coaching people.”  She eventually came around when she realized what I was really talking about.

If your coach thinks he’s at the top of the food chain and isn’t working with another coach, mentor, consultant or mastermind, do you really want to be working with him?  Obviously he doesn’t value coaching very highly.


I have many ideas but I love when someone else can help me think bigger about them.  Some of the most profitable things I’ve done in business have been run by coaches I’ve hired and other people who can help me craft a solid vision.

Results Driven

Your coach should be focused on producing results.  It’s not enough to dream about the future, you have to get there.

A coach is not responsible for doing the work for you but is responsible to help you dream, plan, execute, adjust and execute again.

Without results very little matters.


Become a Coach

by Justin Lukasavige on November 20, 2009

Become a CoachWow, this week was awesome!  Sales of Become a Coach blew me away and it’s only been three days.  You guys rock!

If you’ve read the book, I’d really appreciate your review on Amazon.  Good or bad, it’s up to you to help make the next one better.

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