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A Practical Guide for your Career Success!


Don’t Dread Monday is organized around a four-phased path to sustained career success as represented by the CARE Model. These phases build upon each other and are prescriptive in nature – they form a step-by-step approach to align your career needs, choices, and actions to generate the career that fits you. The CARE cycle is a common framework, but the answers are unique to each individual. In our experience, there is no shortcut. We recommend that you trust the process and do the work.

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Challenge and Change

In this phase, you assess your current level of career success and highlight the pervasive career myths that may be limiting you. You will also review the corresponding truths upon which career success is built.

Awareness of Self

The second phase is critical to setting the foundation of career success. In this Phase you walk through a process for identifying your unique passions and career needs.

Reveal the Path

The third phase in which you methodically review the career options and make a clear choice that will begin to set your career in lively motion. In this phase, you turn your self-insight into a career declaration.


The culmination of the learnings and decisions in the previous three stages, moving into a deliberate career strategy through application of the Reframe, Refine, and Retrench model and four practices for shaping your career.





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What is Your Current State of Career Health?

Take our 5 minute survey to find out.

The Career Success Indicator (CSi50) is the culmination of years of research. Completing the CSi50 will provide you with deep and immediate insight into your current level of career health and success.

Simply respond to 25 pairs of statements, by clicking the statement that is currently most true of you. lf both statements describe you, click “Both True.”

We will interpret your results at the end of the survey.

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Interpreting Your CSi50 Results:

Your score is somewhere between 0 and 50. As you’ve probably guessed, the higher your score the more your passions are currently finding expression in your work and career. As a guideline:

If your score is below 20, you are feeling the effects of a job that is mostly to totally misaligned with those things you need in a career. This misalignment is likely impacting many aspects of your life, including your general energy level, sense of well-being, health and relationships. You dread going to work most days.

If your score is between 21 – 40 you are experiencing some ups and some downs. There are aspects of your work that energize you but many, if not most, days your job is just okay. Each day is different – some days you look forward to work, and other days you dread it.

If your score is between 41 – 50 you are in a role in which your unique needs are being met – you are generally doing what you love. You look forward to going to work, it energizes you. You think about work even when off-the-job. Your job is getting your full discretionary effort and enhances your quality of life.

If your score is under 40, there is room to improve. If your score is over 40, you will want to know why your current job is working for you, so you can continue to create a fulfilling career. Don’t Dread Monday will provide you with the principles and practices needed to take control of your career.

About the Authors



Maryanne Piña-Frodsham

Maryanne is an accomplished educator who spent over a decade in public and higher education. Applying the principles of career success facilitated her transition to Career Management Partners (CMP) where she is now CEO. Maryanne has a unique passion for community service.


Joe Frodsham

Joe received his bachelors and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. Joe has had leadership roles in a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and is now President of Career Management Partners (CMP). Joe has a unique passion for coaching and developing break-through leadership.


What Readers Say

  • More than a career changer, this is a LIFE changer. It doesn't matter if you are well into your current career or just entering the workforce! A must read for all!

    Richard Nichter

    Senior Retail Executive

  • Mastering the challenge of Mondays is the first step in taking control – don’t wait until Tuesday!

    Rodney Morris

    SVP | The Elliot Group

  • Practical tools and a process to create a path to you true career success—doing what you love.

    Frank Lloyd, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean, Executive Education | SMU Cox School of Business