Are you feeling nervous about the state of the job market? Is now the time to take some risks in your career? It seems like we should all batton down the hatches and wait out this economic tsunami . This week’s podcast is a recording of the presentation that Launi Skinner, President of 1800GOTJUNK and former President of Starbucks, gave at our recent conference held in Ottawa and Toronto. At the 2008 Canadian Career Summit, Launi shared her amazing journey going from managing 15 Starbucks stores to being responsible for Starbucks North America. How do you reach your career potential? Her key thought was: “Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and take risks”. I know what you may be thinking – that risk is a four letter word in the current market. Here is the reality – if you don’t take some action, your fears may become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Don’t miss out on listening to my conversation with Launi. The career wisdom that she shared has never been more true.