Somewhere In-Between

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” -Woody AllenAs a twenty-something, I often feel that I am trying to find a comfortable middle ground between making things happen and letting go. I firmly believe that the universe is working with me to help me achieve my biggest dreams, but sometimes I can’t help but wonder, exasperated, why the universe has to be so slow about it....more

Being open to whatever comes next

Do you ever wonder where your life is going? Question whether you’re on the right path or making the right decisions? Like, all the time? Not my friend Sarah. Sarah is blessed with the ability to go with the flow, take opportunities as they arise, and have faith that the steps she is taking are leading her in the right direction....more

Career: One more Deal At The End Of Life

I pride myself on being a critical thinker. So I can forget to express appreciation for the people and things that inspire me.So it is with former First Lady Barbara Bush. Her wit and fortitude. along with that almost savage self-depreciation lend her a unique charm. She must be a delightful human being...more

Career after blacklist

I read an article titled, “Why blacklists are important” and all I could think was, aren’t blacklists illegal? My understanding was never that it could be used for the actual protection of an organization. I always thought blacklist were illegal in every form. The truth is, they are not. After seeing the title to this article, I wanted to understand exactly what Blacklists were and why someone would feel that the lists are important. Many types of blacklists are legal....more

The Special Sauce v1.1

How To Balance Your Life and Grow a Budding Business?When Zen is your goal how do you achieve it and where do you start? Business Opportunity Sales vs Life Balance vs Inner Peace: I’ll show you that the Science of Meditation can help how to make your company grow by simply sitting still.  Please allow me to explain in my second installment of The Special Sauce–The Power of Meditation: So What is Mediation & How Can It Help Me? ...more

Is There an American Right To Education?

Why does the United States mandate education up to the 12th grade, but not beyond?...more
And why does our public responsibility to children not start until age 5? Better to put ...more

4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the real, straight up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce.That’s exactly what I got when I interviewed Oracle executive John Hall about the most common characteristics of people in his organization who contribute the most value. Hall was more than happy to divulge the four characteristics shared by those he is most likely to hire into – or promote within – the organization he has led to become the world’s most profitable software training business....more

Tips for Getting to the Top Floor – 3 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Elevator Pitch

Is your elevator pitch elevating your career all the way to the top? Or is it leaving you stuck on the ground floor?If your elevator pitch educates your listeners about what you do now, but not what you are capable of doing next, you may be missing an important opportunity to re-shape how others perceive you. (And even how you perceive yourself.)So, what do you typically say when you introduce yourself to someone for the first time? When done right, this elevator pitch—or thirty-second commercial—can be the verbal equivalent of “dressing for the job you want”....more

9 Ways to Help Your College Senior Land His First Job

As the parent of a college senior, you may be feeling anxious about graduation day and wondering how to help your child prepare to find work in the recovering job market. The current unemployment rate for college graduates ages 21 to 24 is 8.8 percent (up from 5.7 percent in 2007). Graduating in a bad economy has long-lasting consequences; the class of 2013 will likely earn less during the next 10 to 15 years than if they had graduated in a year when job opportunities were plentiful....more

Stepping back into a career after a break

Is it even possible? Of course it is because anything is possible. If you had a successful career before you took a break then you definitely have the skills and knowledge to do it a second time. It all starts with positive thinking! Don’t let the negativity and doubt sink in! It’s important to stay confident in your knowledge and abilities so you can easily discuss this and portray it in your body language....more