….. 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
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 ……
Father’s Day Tribute —- Updated March 21, 2016 with an incredible twist from just this past weekend. Find it at the end of this story………… Dads impart lessons to children in ways that aren’t always obvious. In reality, they teach lessons in life through their actions and leadership. Today, I was reminded of a day when … More The Five Leadership Lessons Of My Father
Today is February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day! Look, we all come across situations in which we find ourselves compromised in one way or another. The definition of who we are, what our character is, clearly comes from our actions and how we deal with the adversity we face. Look at where we find ourselves this … More It’s a Lifestyle, not a Religion
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)
~ Winston Churchill. I often tell those that I coach that you want to be walking out of the middle of the valley of Hell, not into it. Today’s #wednesdaywisdom from Churchill feels very appropriate. It can feel like a contract not renewed or terminated is walking INTO the middle but if you are smart … More If you’re going through Hell, keep going.
~ C.S. Lewis on this #WednesdayWisdom. The loss of a job can be devastating in many ways. It starts with the most serious and concerning – your ability to cover your financial obligations, especially to support your family. The most concerning to me as a coach or mentor is how deeply we tie our identities … More Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny