• Sometimes You Have to Deal with What You’ve Been Dealt

    By Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6 Permalink 0

    On Monday I went to the gym for the first time since...well, put it this way; the grass stuck in the bottom of my crusty ass shoes turned into hay and I literally had to clap and dust them off. Way too long. I terminated my membership with the fairly pricy New York Sports Club and set one up at Blink Fitness, a new gym making its way around New York City. Why? Well, it's gonna ...

  • You Wouldn’t Miss Out on Opportunities If…

    By Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2 Permalink 0

    You got out of your comfort zone. Do you like staying in at your computer? Do you only focus on engaging with your immediate social (media) circle and current contacts? Do you despise and avoid public speaking? If yes, how else will new people connected to great opportunities know who you are? You focused on you instead of what the next person is doing. You'll never see the opportunity In front of you if you're always looking to ...

  • Beginning at the End: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

    By Wednesday, October 9, 2013 0 Permalink 0

    If you were at your own funeral and four people from the most important parts of your life (family, friends, work, and church or community organization) were speaking about you, what would you want them to say? … Yeah, I know. Don’t worry. When I read this question in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, I had to take some time to think. I’m sure you feel the same given the growing list of notable names ...

  • One Step Closer to Freedom: I Conquered a Fear Last Week.

    By Monday, October 7, 2013 1 Permalink 0

    We all have fears and stuff we're not good at. And some of the stuff we think we're not good at we could be if we didn't let negative thinking get the best of us. That's how it's been with me and public speaking. Yeah, I've done panels ranging from men's thoughts on dating and relationships to what it takes to successfully manage social media for some of the biggest brands in the world. I've ...

  • Introversion Is Not a Condition. Get Over It!

    By Thursday, October 3, 2013 5 Permalink 0

    I read a comment on yesterday's post about the power of referrals that pissed me off. If you read it, you'll notice I also gave a bit of networking advice, which this person responded to with: "This is probably another reason my job search isn’t going well. I’m an introvert and would be uncomfortable doing this." To the casual viewer, this seems harmless. Not worthy of anger. But as an introvert, I hate when I see this ...

  • The 2005 Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech Still Gets Me Amped.

    By Monday, September 23, 2013 0 Permalink 0

    Something led me to reread the transcript from the 2005 Steve Jobs Stanford commencement speech. If you haven't read or heard the full speech, it's worth it to do so even eight years later. In particular, I wanted to share one paragraph (I don't know what you'd call this in spoken form...maybe still a paragraph) that jumped out and reminded me there's so much to be done in a short time, and how important it ...

  • A Few Thoughts on Acceptance and Recognition

    By Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3 Permalink 0

    I saw an interesting tweet from the homie Darryl Frierson last week: https://twitter.com/Diggame/status/378626920855781377 Given my views on freedom, I'd never thought about it in this context. But when I did, well, the hamster started sprinting. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be accepted. In fact, it can be a great thing. Getting accepted into college. Getting accepted into a program you've been aiming for. Getting accepted into an organization -- greek or otherwise. And on a deeper level, ...

  • Career Services Are Back, Generosity, and Getting Taken Advantage of for It

    By Monday, September 9, 2013 0 Permalink 0

    But wait, it isn't. After taking a bit of a mental vacation from my career consulting services, I'm back in the game! While taking some time off to get life in order, I thought about my goals and my motivations. As it relates to the career consulting stuff, my primary goal is to make money doing something that helps people that I can eventually do full-time. Helping people brings me joy. Getting paid for it ...

  • Struggling to Find Your Passion? This May Help.

    By Thursday, September 5, 2013 0 Permalink 0

    I read a great post on finding your passion by Paul Brunson as part of his 30 Steps to a Better You series. If you're struggling to figure out what's next, this is a great starting point. We've all been there, so for some this will be a refresher. For others, this may be exactly what you need! Here's some of the article: While there’s no exact book you can read to find your passion, there ...