Volume 67 – Remember Those Sunday Scaries? Me Neither.

Don’t Let Your Monday Ruin your Sunday

Your Sunday Seven!

1. Control What You Can Control

There’s a lot going on in the world, and I’d be lying if the whole debt ceiling/default/fed/June first thing wasn’t weighing on me.

While it’s easier said than done, I’m working really hard to focus on things within my control. 

I encourage you to do the same.


2. Enjoy Your Day Off Monday – and Turn Off

We have an extra weekend day! Woot woot! Quite literally, you won’t have Sunday Scaries this weekend. Too bad I can’t take all the credit for that 🙂

Make the most of your day off by disconnecting from work-related stress. 

Engage in activities that you wish you had more time to do – relax, spend some QT with friends and family, go to a picnic, or simply take some time to recharge. 

Give yourself permission to switch off and enjoy the moment, and if giving yourself permission isn’t enough, I give you permission!


3. Negotiate Some Better Life Terms

Life is full of negotiations, in fact, in some ways, life IS one big negotiation!

From buying a home to negotiating with your toddler at bedtime, negotiation comes into play in big decisions and in some of life’s daily mundanities. 

And, I bet you have room to leverage that! Is there an area of your life, work, or business where you could find a little more satisfaction, balance, or fulfillment – if you just asked? 

Tune into this week’s podcast episode with Dr. Richard Kaye to find out exactly how to get what you want out of life, career, and business when you embrace the art of negotiations. 

This is a good one, folks! Don’t miss it! 


4. Show Love and Remembrance

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who we’ve lost in service, but I also feel it has greater meaning and provides a time to remember all of those who came before us.

My grandmother always took flowers to the graves of our ancestors when I was a kid, and now my mom carries on the tradition in her absence. While it’s a little tear-jerky, I always felt such posterity when we went and visited the loved ones who have gone before us. 

Take a moment to honor and cherish the memory of a loved one by bringing flowers to their resting place this Memorial Day. It can be a heartfelt gesture that brings remembrance and connection and provides you with a sense of peace and positivity.


5. Indulge in a Hot Dog: 

Now to swing in a completely different direction. 

Eat a hot dog this weekend!

Man, I love a good hot dog, and while it isn’t exactly something you should eat every day, this unofficial start to summer seems like the perfect time to treat yourself!

Like a true Pittsburgher, I like to enjoy my hot dogs with ketchup and chopped raw onions. Yum!

Bonus – fire up the grill for the first time this season and enjoy that hot dog (and all the fixins’) as a tasty outdoor meal!


6. Build Your Business

Here’s a shameless plug! The next cohort of my Build Your Business Program, presented in partnership with the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC) will start in a little over a week. 

If you’re ready to take your coaching or resume writing business to the next level, you need to be there! 

Check out details here!

Wednesday, May 24th at 11 am MT/ 1 pm ET. 

Register Here!

If you can’t attend live, that’s ok. Register anyway, and you’ll receive the recording.


7. Dare to Do Something Different 

By now y’all know how much I like to encourage trying new things and getting outdoors for some adventure – doing different things is a great way to build confidence and find new outlets for your energy. 

This week, we’re putting a spin on it – dare to change your ROUTINE!

I’m a creature of habit. Whether it’s a daily 5:05 wake-up call for my 5:28 departure for 6 am Crossfit (totally serious on that one, haha!) or drinking coffee from the same mug every morning, I loooove routine.

Let’s shake things up! Now that we’re in summer mode, think of ways you can shift habits that may be old and stale to inject some fun and novelty into your work week. 

Make it to happy hour this week, plan a camping trip, or start ending your work day an hour early each night to enjoy a neighborhood walk on a warm summer evening. Whatever it is, find something new to change it up now that we’re going into a new season!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. 

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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