Take The First Step!



In my last post, I asked, “What MUST you do to make 2018 a fantastic year?” Essentially, to achieve your dreams you MUST take the first step!

As per Dr. Roopleen, “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”

Not only is it possible to achieve your dreams, it is necessary! Your dream is there for a reason; so stop neglecting it! It is not your circumstances that will determine whether or not you will achieve your dreams; it is your mindset. To quote my college professor, “If you do not see it, you will never achieve it!”

My dream is to have you "Grow, Overcome Your Obstacles and Move Your Career Forward!" What is your dream?

The first step is to share your dream. Sharing your dream will demonstrate that you are serious about achieving it. Bring your dream from out of the darkness and into the light by sharing it...

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What MUST You Do To Make 2018 A Fantastic Year?

career advancement Jan 11, 2018

What MUST You Do To Make 2018 A Fantastic Year?

Many of us filled 2017 with a long list of "I SHOULD" resolutions. "I should get in shape.", "I should eat better.", "I should make a change in my career..." Sad to say, most often those should's resulted in NEVERS! 

If you truly want to make a real change in 2018, create an “I MUST!” list. Whatever you define as a "must" on your 2018 list, making an investment in yourself is the best way to achieve it. For example, if you feel that you are stuck in a job you hate, start attending networking events to expand your career advancement opportunities. Put self-investment (i.e. your time and/or money) high on your 2018 list. Once you invest in yourself you will forever change your future!

So what “MUST”you do to make 2018 an awesome year?

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The Best Gift You Can Give!

career advancement Dec 21, 2017

In this gift-giving and receiving season, take a minute to hear about the gift that gives the best returns. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith

Keep moving forward and looking upwards!

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Welcome to my KeepMovingForward.ca Blog!

career advancement Dec 12, 2017

Welcome to the KeepMovingForward.ca blog!

My name is Colin McClean.  As you may know if you followed my blog at ColinMcClean.com, I’ve been working in employment services for well over a decade and, before that, in the corporate business sector for about the same length of time. Over the years, I’ve met with countless people who — sometimes even when they have the right education and experience — aren’t where they want to be in their careers.

With this in mind, I decided to combine my experience as a Career Blacksmith (i.e. an Employment Specialist and Challenge Coach) and my certification in Adult & Continuing Education and Teaching to create KeepMovingForward.ca, a new online learning platform to help career success seekers claim their Ultimate Career Victory.

KeepMovingForward.ca is launching with two great offers:

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"Break Some Eggs To Move Your Career Forward" - A Career Minute with Colin McClean


How is making an omelette similar to making progress in your career? To make an omelette you have to break open some eggs, add your favorite ingredients, stir it up and turn on the heat under the pan. Well, to move forward in your career, you'll likely need to break some old habits -- like procrastination, negative self-talk and self-doubt. You'll also have to stir things up... perhaps by reviving old acquaintances or integrating new people into your social network to see where these connections may lead. 

Taking these steps may feel like jumping into the fire but turning up the heat is often the only way to leap forward in your career.

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