Eh Yo, What’s Up with the Negative Self-Talk?

Somewhere along the way, I developed this nasty habit of negative self-talk. I don't mean stuff like "You suck at life" or "You're never gonna achieve your dreams" or "You're so homely that you should just stay home." It's usually me at the mirror washing my face or shaving and thinking about all the things that could go wrong with something I'm working on or someone I'm working with. And when I say talk, I don't just ...

When Family and Friends Won’t Support Your Project

By Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9 Permalink 24

I talked to someone recently that started a blog then quit. Why? Because she couldn't get her friends and family to read it. I talked to someone else recently that started a podcast then quit. Why? Because he couldn't get his friends and family to listen to it. Here's the problem with thinking this way: You're being ridiculously selfish. Have you considered that your friends and family have different interests than you, or the possibility that they support you ...

Wanna Be a Millionaire? You Should Listen to This…

By Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1 Permalink 24

Eventual Millionaire, hosted by Jaime Tardy, is one of my regular entrepreneurial listens. Each week, she interviews a different millionaire (or someone very close to it) about how they got to where they are. The 12/1 episode, titled Six Months to Six Figures with Peter Voogd, is by far my favorite episode. Peter lays out a very actionable system to get you closer to whatever success and freedom mean in your life. Since the show's focus ...

At First Sight: Things Recruiters Notice About Resumes

By Tuesday, November 4, 2014 0 Permalink 27

Have you ever wondered how recruiters look at resumes? If so, a Facebook recruiter gave an awesome response to a Quora question on this very topic. Her response was so awesome that Mashable picked it up and turned it into an article. Most of what’s on the list is spot-on, so I encourage you to check it out. It’ll help you understand where you should and shouldn’t be spending your time when updating or crafting your resume. Just to give you an idea of what to expect, the top five things she looks at on resumes are: most recent role, company names, overall experience and progression, keywords, and gaps or periods of unemployment.

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If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.

— Unknown

Introverts: 4 Signs It’s Time to Go Home!

By Tuesday, October 28, 2014 0 Permalink 35

Have you ever made the mistake of staying at an event 30 minutes too long? Forget 30. How about 5? If you're an introvert, you probably just had heart palpitations or a traumatic flashback. It's the worst. You start off chatting and engaged in what's happening around you. You're yelling over music or other voices with no problem. Your cup runneth over. Then next thing you know, your sail is windless. You're zorbed out and would love nothing more ...

Got Offers and Interviews? Watch Out for This Employer Swindle

I was thinking about a job seeker I worked with and a situation she ran into: She had an offer on the table from one company (Company A). They initially told her that she needed to respond within five business days. She then interviewed with another company (Company B), and it was clear this company would move her to the offer stage quickly. So she called Company A and told them she might might have another offer coming from ...