This #WednesdayWisdom is a look at the impact of frames and doubt in our careers (and lives for that matter). This article “Doubt Kills” was a game changer for me and hope that you too can plank for 3 minutes after you read this. Happy Hump Day! The gift of having a rich career filled … More Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will.
Dependencies. Sometimes your career progression, and many other things in your life, can be about understanding the dependencies. As I coach and mentor young talent, I find that the toolkit and brand, as well as the lack of focus on the dependencies, are some of the biggest obstacles to career progression. In some cases, even starting … More If you wake up everyday thinking you are going to be discovered, you’re not.
It’s the end of the 1st Quarter, that bewitching time of the year when companies find themselves on budget and on track or they find themselves off their forecasted trajectory. It’s at this point that the entire year can be made or lost because it’s very hard to recover from a slow start. The strong … More 2017 Is Already Over And Half Of You Will Be Changing Jobs. Truth.
….. this #WednesdayWisdom quote is from Oscar Wilde, famous 19th Centurt playwright. We all have ‘experiences’ in both our personal and professional lives and what we do with, how we catalog them and learn from them, is largely what differentiates us. It’s not the mistakes that defines us, it’s the resulting course correction. On this … More Experience Is Simply The Name We Give Our Mistakes (and we all make mistakes)
Well, your “Klout” might be tied to just how SOCIAL you are across your personal branding efforts, specifically your social media outlets. Frequently it’s the interaction, the social exchange, that gets overlooked by even the most brand conscious media pro’s. It’s important to manage ALL of your multimedia outlets. Why spend hours a week in a make-up chair only to … More Breaking: They’re Just Not That Into You!
Early Saturday mornings are a great time and place to think about designing, developing, and building your personal brand. This morning I’m writing the next article in a series of personal branding strategies for young and mid-market multimedia talent. This is where it happens! In the meantime, the following the best practices I’ve recently assembled … More Personal Branding Has No Finish Line But This Is Where It Starts!
Fifteen years ago, I woke up and found myself headed in the wrong direction. Change was necessary and this article reflects that change, aptly titled: “The Fit Executive Starts on the Inside. My Journey from Fat to Fit” I put a lot of effort into living by attributes that I believe are foundational for every … More Flashback Friday – My Journey From Fat to Fit
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it’s been” One of the best quotes from the great one, Wayne Gretsky on this #WednesdayWisdom post. Are you skating to where your career is going to be or are you stuck in where it’s been? Below is an article written in … More Are You Going Where Your Career Could Be Or To Where It’s Been?
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Welcome to the gig economy………….. The churn in the industry is real and the economics are simple. What we need to do to survive and thrive is not. Consider the shift from traditional broadcast news sources to digital alternatives. Think about the thousands of j-school grads coming into the market…
Just a reminder that we all need a bit of down time to be able to sustain a high level of performance over time. Your career really isn’t a marathon. It’s more like 26 one-mile sprints happening one after the other. It’s important that between those brutal one-mile sprints that you rejuvenate and recharge in three ways: Rest … More A Little Chill Goes A Long Way ……