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= apostrophe --> <p><i>&#147;I learned about you through your book 'Life's a Bitch...' What a wonderful tool! I took my time reading it and took it very seriously. I was completely stuck in my career, and actually very sad. Imagine a grown woman crying every Sunday night because Monday's approach. The job was not bad, I had the best coworkers...I was simply unfulfilled. It took me a total of 47 days to read your book and do all the exercises. After that, I committed to 15 days of pure 'thinking' about the things I had learned about myself with your help. Now, 7 months later, I have successfully transitioned careers. Not only that, I got the job for an additional $15k pay increase and have started a Masters degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology....did I mention that I love my job!? I got everything that I had written down as the 'things that I want' because I took this seriously. You have a gift, thank you for sharing!&#148; </i><br>--Dorana Sylvia<br>Washington, D.C. <p><i>&#147;When I started reading  step 1 , my eyes started welling up with tears. It's like you understand what I'm feeling and going through. I scored 14 on the commitment level test, and I can be  typed as  clueless . Thank you for putting this type of book together.&#148; </i><br>--Government worker <p><i>&#147;I recently finished your book and left a 24-year career making big bucks, to a brand new career serving senior citizens with dementia. It is the greatest decision I ever made. The book helped me realize that there is more than money. I knew that I was looking to find my passion, and the book helped me put that together. Now I love going to work every day.&#148; </i><br>--Thrilled worker in Washington <p><i>&#147;I absolutely love my work. In my wildest dreams I wouldn t have thought I would be doing anything like this. I make more money and generally work fewer hours. Even if the hours are long, most are spent at home in front of my compute. I have flexibility over my time and control over my life.&#148;</i><br> --Marie, freelance writer and television producer <p><i>&#147;I feel like I m being who I am and this is what I should be doing. I m using my strengths and dealing with issues I care about.&#148;</i><br> --Beth Ann, therapist <p><i>&#147;I really listened to what you had to say and took it to heart and now work from a home office 75% of the time. I am happy to be out of the corporate and cube culture and have a better quality of life. I get to use data, which I like, while also speaking in public and figuring out new products to offer. It s nice to feel that I have power to make a difference and will be valued (both monetarily and psychologically) for it. I truly feel this is my next step on my path and don t think I would have realized this quickly how badly it was needed without your talk.&#148; </i><br> --Beth, California <p><i>&#147;My husband (the former Rabbi turned musician) is in the process of converting our garage into a real recording studio. It is not a cheap proposition, but he is really taking his new career seriously and seems to be driven to succeed. He has also created some songs for the Jewish community  combining his two careers, which is also nice to see.&#148;</i><br> --Spouse of former Rabbi, California <p><i>&#147;I spent years working for someone else in a job I didn't enjoy. Andrea opened my eyes to the fact that I am more than just a list of degrees on paper. I am a person with versatile skills and a history of achievements. Andrea's systematic methods helped me to identify a job that combined my passions and my strengths. As a result I gained confidence and sought out a job that brings me joy. Andrea taught me that the key to a happy career was identifying a job where I could combine my strengths with my interests. She was absolutely right. I no longer dread getting out of bed to go to work in the morning. As a result I have started my own business and no longer complain about work at the end of the day.&#148;</i><br> --Beth, owner of Modern Motive <p><i>&#147;I felt hopeless and lost. I was  stuck in old ways of thinking that were producing unsatisfactory results. Then I discovered this better approach to finding a more satisfying career. Learning this new strategy makes me feel optimistic again.&#148;</i><Br> --Karen, technical writer <div class="normal" style="padding-left:30px;"><font size=2>*Update 5/16/06: <br><i>&#147;I just accepted a new position! I am very excited and I owe much of my success to you thank you so much for helping me out of my funk. You helped facilitate my transformation from hopeless to hopeful.&#148;</font></div> <p><i>&#147;I was very angry about my present work situation. Working through my feelings and experiences helped me to clarify and  zone in on what I want to do in the future.&#148;</i><br> --Barbara, marketing professional </div><div class="middle_right"><a href="http://andreakay.com/books"><img src ="images/buythebook.jpg" border="0" /></a> <img src ="images/testyourself.jpg" /> <ul class="column2_story" id="testyourselflist"> <li>Do you have what it takes to make a career change?<br /><a href="http://andreakay.com/the-andrea-kay-how-serious-are-you-test/">Click to take the "Andrea Kay How Serious Are You?" Test</a><br /><br /></li> <li>Are you in the right career?<br /><a href="http://andreakay.com/andrea-kays-career-quiz/">Take this test to find out.</a><br /><br /></li> <li>Can you name four reasons someone would hire you over your competition?<br /><a href="http://www.andreakay.com/worksabitchtest/4reasons.php">Take this test to find out.</a></li> </ul> <img src ="images/awards.jpg" /><ul class="column2_story" id="awardslist"> <li>Amazon's 14th best selling book in the job-hunting category!<br /><br /></li> <li>Named as one of the "Great Books That Will Change Your Life" by Amazon.com</li> </ul> <img src ="images/whatreadersay.jpg" /> <ul class="sidebarquotes" id="readerquotelist"> <li>"I read your book and figured out what I really wanted to do. I thought, why hadn t I applied for the Peace Corps earlier in my life! The book also taught me that I didn t need a new job to fix my unhappiness. I began to understand that I wasn t working with the right type of people in the office. Once I learned that, I became much more assertive and overall the my work environment became much better."<br /><br /><strong>--Nick<br />Cincinnati, Ohio</strong></li> <li>I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE Life's a Bitch and have given copies to friends.<br /><br /><strong>--Sue Soldo</strong></li> <li>"I just bought your book, Life's a Bitch... When I started reading step 1, my eyes started welling up with tears. It's like you understand what I'm feeling and going through...I wanted to thank you for putting this type of book together."<br /><br /><strong>--Reader in Maryland</strong></li> <li>"I learned about you through your book 'Life's a Bitch...' What a wonderful tool! I took my time reading it and took it very seriously. I was completely stuck in my career, and actually very sad. Imagine a grown woman crying every Sunday night because Monday's approach. The job was not bad, I had the best coworkers...I was simply unfulfilled. It took me a total of 47 days to read your book and do all the exercises. After that, I committed to 15 days of pure 'thinking' about the things I had learned about myself with your help. Now, 7 months later, I have successfully transitioned careers. Not only that, I got the job for an additional $15k pay increase and have started a Masters degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology....did I mention that I love my job!? I got everything that I had written down as the 'things that I want' because I took this seriously. You have a gift, thank you for sharing!"<br /><br /><strong>--Dorana Sylvia<br />Washington, D.C.</strong></li> <li>"I recently finished your book and left a 24-year career, making big bucks to a brand new career serving senior citizens with dementia. It is the greatest decision I ever made. The book helped me realize that there is more than money. I knew I was looking to find my passion, and the book helped me put that together. I love going to work every day."<br /><br /><strong>--Reader in Seattle</strong></li> <li>"I have been recommending Andrea Kay's books to my clients for years. She provides a clear, practical path that is also creative, fun and user-friendly. When you are looking for a job, whether a recent graduate, changing career in mid-life or returning to the work force, the last thing you want to read is a tedious and uninspiring book. If you are looking to make a change, do yourself a favor--read Andrea's books!"<br /><br /><strong>--Beth Planzer, Therapist</strong></li> </ul> </div></div><div class="right"><center><img src="images/enewsletter.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="images/wab.jpg"><br /><br /><img src="images/rs99.jpg"><br /><br /><iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/fan.php?id=97698816237&amp;width=230&amp;connections=6&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:230px; height:300px"></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.twitter.com/andreakaycareer"><img src="http://www.andreakay.com/images/followme.gif" border="0" /></a><br /><br /></center></div></div><br /><br /> <center>All contents &copy; copyright 2000 - <script>document.write(new Date().getFullYear())</script> Andrea Kay. 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