Why I’ve Given Up Chasing Dreams

By Monday, October 27, 2014 1 Permalink 1

I've always been a dreamer. Ever since I was a child, I've had dreams of doing Big things. Writing The Greatest Novel Ever, being a world class athlete, painting something NYC gallery worthy. My mom made sure to instill a "you can do and be anything" mindset, and I love her for that. Thing is, dreams are just that. Dreams. And with no follow through, they're just deflated dreams. For years I floated along on the ...

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 ...

Consistently investigate what gives other people energy. Be the fan that fuels it.

— Darren Rowse (@problogger)

Some Great Career and Life Advice to Keep in Mind

By Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1 Permalink 2

I don't know what I was doing when this story came out earlier this year, but I just happened upon it a few days ago. To sum it up, Mike Rowe, best known for hosting a (non-salacious) show called "Dirty Jobs," offered some awesome career (and life) advice to a fan that wrote in via his Facebook page. Mike tied in a dating example to simplify, because who can't relate to dating struggles?! Anyway, you'll find the question ...

A New Freedom Chase Begins

By Monday, October 20, 2014 5 Permalink 1

This has been a long time coming! We're so excited to get this project off the ground! Can't you tell by the exclamation points?! But seriously, we've been working on relaunching The Freedom Chase for what feels like forever. Our whiteboard was covered with tasks divvied up between the two of us. We debated (for what felt like months) the site and banner colors. Periods of inactivity crept in as we got distracted by other life happenings. ...

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.

— Carl Bard

Great Listen on Envy vs. Inspiration

By Monday, October 20, 2014 0 Permalink 0

So I was listening to one of my new favorite podcast: Behind the Brilliance by Lisa Nicole Bell. If I had to describe the show, I'd say it's a blend of personal, professional (not corporate) and creative development, inspiring conversations with people doing big things, and random tidbits that add value in some way or another. Her tone is casual and doesn't hit the "preachy peachy personal development guru" note that drives some people nuts. The show still feels ...

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

By Saturday, October 18, 2014 2 Permalink 1

I've launched many projects. Each with their own set of challenges. Some have failed, which means learning opportunities. For today (since it's the 100th post), I want to highlight some entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. 1. Be extremely selective when adding people to your team. Think of every project you start as your baby. You wouldn't leave your child with just anyone, right? It has to be the same way with your business -- if even just a small ...