….. 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)
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
This mash up might be the most comprehensive guide to evaluating a job offer that you can find. This article combines two distinct ways to look at potential job offers and evaluate the right fit for you. You need to take a real honest approach to the process and go into a negotiation with your … More You Just Got Very Compelling Offer, But…… (part II)
….. Steve Jobs quote from Sept 1982. Today’s Millennials are the pirates and the forces that are established to defeat can be navigated. The following are six tips on how millennials successfully work the Gen X and Boomer networks that control the resources they need …… Today’s Entrepreneur…Millennials in the Basement It’s lonely. The forces around you are … More “It’s more fun to be a pirate than it is to join the Navy”
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 What Comes First Matters. Why?
“Freezin’ rests his head on a pillow made of concrete again” ~ Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam’s ‘Even Flow’. It’s cold and wet across the country this morning. Up to 20″ snow and single digits in the east. Eight inches of rain and 40 degrees in the west. Look, from Department of Housing and Urban … More “Freezin’ rests his head on a pillow made of concrete again”
Ya’ll know what happens in mid May when you have college aged kids. Your whole life gets turned upside down as you enter a three-month period when you have a new housemate, in particular, a …….. food critic home decorator fashion consultant living breathing urban dictionary music aficionado party planner ………..all roll into one! I’m flabbergasted … More serenity lost
wow, incredible story from bloomberg.com. Photos are from award-winning American Joseph Sywenkyj. See the link below for the full pictorial and storyline. Gas masks used by school children abandoned after they were stripped of the filters which were sold as illegal parts The remains of an abandoned swimming pool on Sportivna Street http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-04-26/chernobyl-at-26.html#slide1
In the spring of 2010, my son and I planned on hiking up to the top of Daisy Mountain just to the north of Anthem AZ. We have been up a few times and have a gameplan that when we push ourselves (son Ryan always says afterwards “Dad, that sucked”) we can round trip the summit … More Dad, you’re awesome!
sunrise at the top of Mount Rubidoux in S California is special and a spiritual experience regardless of your orientation. The two sunrises I spent at the top led me to recall one of my favorite Gandhi quotes. A quote I frequently go back to when faced with a difficult or emotional decision. “Each night, when I … More a day to be refreshed, renewed, and reborn