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Sarah Vermunt

Career & Entrepreneur Coach. Founder of Careergasm.com

Sarah Vermunt is a career and entrepreneur coach, and the founder of Toronto-based Careergasm. She helps aspiring career changers and entrepreneurs create work that feels good…because everyone deserves to have work that thrills and delights!

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What I Learned When My Life Went Up In Flames

During the same four year period of chronic illness and injury, I made a radical and terrifying career change, went through a devastating divorce, sold the only home I ever owned, tried to force myself to finish a PhD I hated, lost almost all of my money, and had a personal identity crisis.
05/20/2016 02:32 EDT
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Are You Being Selfish Enough At Work?

The word "selfish" has a bad rap. I get it. Being "concerned chiefly or only with yourself" seems like kind of an asshole move, but is that always the case? I don't think so. The "Screw you, suckers!" variety of selfishness deserves its critics, but what about the kind of selfishness that simply means you're putting yourself first?
04/26/2016 02:38 EDT
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More Isn't Necessarily Better

I work from home on Fridays. It feels like such a treat. I don't set an alarm, so I wake up when my body wants to. I shlepp around in jogging pants and I spend the day writing or working on administrative stuff. I take a long lunch and I enjoy a manicure or a hot bath or a sunny stroll. I love that I can do that.
03/31/2016 05:04 EDT
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Is Your Job Making You Sick? Listen To Your Body

Think of all of the crap that is going on with your physical health, especially any recurring issues. Only you and your doctor can determine what might be causing these symptoms. But if you have an unresolved chronic issue, or recurring health issues, or multiple health issues, it's possible that some of that is rooted in some neglected stress. Don't you think?
03/02/2016 12:04 EST
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Why Playing It Safe Is Actually A Myth

You can always be fired, downsized, or replaced. Your company could fold. The economy could tank. Depressing, I know. But, oddly enough, it's also empowering. Knowing there's no 100% guarantee frees you from pressure fall in line, fly under the radar, cave to the pressure, and suck it up, all for the sake of "security."
02/19/2016 01:28 EST
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Fearlessness Doesn't Exist

Everybody has fear. My particular brand of fear usually involves worrying about what people will think of me. Writing publicly about that fear now only punctuates it further. I care way too much about what people think of me and how I'm perceived. I like to say that I'm a recovering approval-seeker, but it's a long road, baby.
10/28/2015 08:04 EDT