Volume 63 – Thrive Without Your Sunday Scaries

Don’t Let Your Monday Ruin your Sunday

Your Sunday Seven!

I spent the past week whooping it up with some of my favorite career coaches and resume writers at our annual conference. If you’ve been following along on social media or LinkedIn – or read last week’s Florida-inspired tips for combatting the Sunday Scaries, you’ll know I’ve been throwing butter beer, presenting my keynote on how to sell solutions, and having a little too much fun at happy hour with “co-workers” I only get to see once a year. 

They’re all helping me inspire you this week as I rapid-fired the question, “what’s your #1 tip on how to combat the Sunday Scaries” to a few of them during a round of drinks.

Here are their words of wisdom:

1.Be grateful for what you already haveCory Steward from Get Career Confidence

I love this suggestion from Cory; we’re so good at focusing on what we don’t have, that we can easily lose sight of all the wonderful gifts we do have to be thankful for. 

Be grateful. Daily. 

2. Make sure your personal brand and your career content are cohesive and written in a way that speaks to the job you want – not the job you have, compliments of my friend Denise Bitler.

Denise is a personal branding aficionado, and she hits the nail on the head with this one. In summary: your personal brand (and your resume) are future documents, not historical accounts. 

Think about that for a sec…

3. At the end of the workday, write down the top three most important things you need to get done on the next day. Thanks, Mia Grant, for this great productivity hack!

What a great suggestion (some of you have probably heard it from me, too, lol). The worst thing you can do for yourself is to leave the start of your work day up to chance (or your inbox). 

Be intentional about how prioritizing what needs to be done and how you start your day; you’ll be shocked at how much more you accomplish when you don’t have to spend 15 minutes fumbling around figuring it out!
4. Check out Yoodli! 
My new friend Sharan Jhangiani is one of the founders of a super cool new tech start-up focused on helping you nail your next interview. 
Yoodli helps you evaluate your performance on video, and I’ll be rolling it out soon as part of interview prep and coaching! Even if you’re not interviewing for a job, it’s a great tool to help you improve your online communication skills.
The best part? They’re offering it for FREE right now, so give it a go!

5. Lean into what you do best, be present, and don’t (quiet) quit.

Thanks, Kate Addicott, for reminding us that staying engaged and leveraging our strengths is the best way to feel satisfied in your work. 

If you find yourself quiet quitting, it’s time to quit – for real – and find something new that lights you up! 

6. Shorten it (your work week).

A snarky suggestion like this could only come from John Suarez, and to some extent, he isn’t wrong. 

If you have the ability to work four 10-hour work days, take Fridays off, or work 32 hours (like some countries are trying to make standard), do it.

I try to take Fridays off during most of the year and notice a huge difference when I work five days versus having three days to re-energize!

7. Listen to the weather!

He wasn’t at the conference, but Joel Gratz is a trusted advisor and meteorological expert you’ll want to learn about. 

Tune into this week’s episode of No More Mondays podcast for a little bit more winter, even though it’s spring, and some amazing entrepreneurial advice you’d never expect to get from “a weather guy.”

Here’s to a great week every week!


Your Friend and Coach, 

Angie Callen, Founder

I created Career Benders to inspire confident professionals. In just three years, we have helped nearly 500 professionals navigate job searches, nail interviews, and find satisfaction in their careers. We’re here for you!

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