In light of the events at ESPN yesterday, thought it was a relevant reminder to post this article I wrote last month. It and many more on topic can be found here on my LinkedIn profile, at http://www.mikemcnamara.com, or at our talent and career management company page http://www.talentblvd.com. “I skate to where the puck is … More Are You Going Where Your Career Could Be Or To Where It’s Been?
The secret sauce to creating a higher performing YOU lies in three little words …. Eat. Play. Sleep. This #SundayFunday is about these three little words. Together they define your lifestyle and it’s your lifestyle that can turn you into a high performing machine. This isn’t going to be one of those ‘eat clean’ posts, … More Maintaining High Performance Includes Sunday Afternoon Chill
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 Today The Day You Are Going To Be Discovered?
Back in 2014 my oldest son was graduating from Mizzou and he began to explore companies and opportunities. He was looking for advice from Dad and came to me looking for some direction on where/how to find the right role, company and location. Well, my youngest is now prepared to graduate in the coming weeks and the … More Moving Up Market? Career Change? The “Smile States” Are Crushing It!
~ Thomas A. Edison #WednesdayWisdom. It’s not the mistakes that defines us, it’s the resulting course correction. On this very early Wednesday morning, I reflect back to a blog post mash up with Deepak Chopra outlining four of our biggest career mistakes …… Four Biggest Career Mistakes and How To Avoid Them: For those I have … More “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
So you have just left a company after a less than positive experience or maybe you find yourself unhappy with a company because it turns out to be a completely different culture than you anticipated. To borrow the line from David Byrne’s ‘Once in a Lifetime’…….. …..”and you may ask yourself, Well…How did I get here?” … More BOOM. That Job. It’s Over. Now What?
The ‘Magic’ and hard work lies in three little words …. Eat. Play. Sleep. #MondayMotivation is about these three little words. Together they define your lifestyle and it’s your lifestyle that can turn you into a high performing machine. This isn’t going to be one of those ‘eat clean’ posts, although I’ve been known to … More I Quit Smoking, Ate 4k Calories A Day And Lost 25 Lbs. Its Magic! NOT
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 This Weekend In The Office Didn’t Suck
—Susan Gale. Great #WednesdayWisdom quote from Susan Gale. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will and is likely your greatest weakness. Doubt can be created by experience, by adversity to risk, or simply by the frames we create. Here’s my take on overcoming doubt …… The gift of having a rich career filled with … More “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
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 Today is Day One: Your Reinvention