#motivationmonday : Reese Witherspoon


“What would happen if we were brave enough to believe in our own ability to be a little bit more ambitious? I believe the world would change…” – Reese Witherspoon- 2015 Glamour, Woman of the Year Award

“Ambition is not a dirty word” – Being excited about the next chapter in your career is exciting! It is scary to conquer the unknown but you can get there with a plan. If are ready to re-enter the workplace, change careers or take your career to the next level, contact The Polished Career to get started.

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Quote Citation:

Glamour Women of The Year Award [Video file]. (2015, November 09). Retrieved April 30, 2018, from https://www.glamour.com/story/reese-witherspoon-women-of-the-year-speech.



#motivationmonday : Barbra Bush


“Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.” – Barbara Bush

Establishing work-life balance extends beyond flexible work schedules and working remotely. It’s about valuing those closest to you and the connections that you have established over the years.

Suggested Reading:

D.J. Lee.(2014, October 20). 6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahlee/2014/10/20/6-tips-for-better-work-life-balance/#32d142cc29ff

J. Compton (2018, April 23).Could ‘constant calibration’ be the key to work-life balance? Retrieved April 23, 2018, from https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/why-executive-mother-giving-work-life-balance-ncna754776

S.V. Joseph. (2018, April 22). 3 Expert Tips For Better Work-Life Balance. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelcyvjoseph/2018/04/22/3-expert-tips-for-better-work-life-balance/#55f601cb5a4c

Quote Citation:

Bush, B. (1995). Barbara Bush: A Memoir. Ulverscroft Large Print Books.


#motivationmonday : Priscilla Chan


“We are all more capable than we could ever imagine or admit to”  – Priscilla Chan

…you will never be “more ready” to start working towards your career goals than you are today.


Wagner, K. (2017, July 10). Priscilla Chan is running one of the most ambitious philanthropies in the world. Retrieved April 9, 2018, from https://www.recode.net/2017/7/10/15771676/priscilla-chan-facebook-philanthropy-mark-zuckerberg-initiative-cure-diseases

Suggested Reading/Viewing:

Forbes Profile: Priscilla Chan. (n.d.). Retrieved April 9, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/profile/priscilla-chan/

YouTube.com. (2017, April 7). Retrieved April 9, 2018, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8fN8HqoCMk