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Three Things You Always Can Control

In situations like COVID-19, natural disasters and even the crush of everyday life, we encounter obstacles and challenges that have many aspects out of our control.  This can make us feel powerless and helpless, perhaps leading to frustration and despair.  However, there are 3 things you can always control, and can help you handle whatever … Continue reading Three Things You Always Can Control

The importance of utilizing the existing skills of your employees

Organizations spend enormous amounts of resources to identify and hire the right people.  Employees are brought in with high expectations because of their existing skills to add value and further the organization goals.  Then, with good intention, often those attributes are overshadowed to focus on areas of growth and development.  This is meant to be … Continue reading The importance of utilizing the existing skills of your employees

Three keys to success you already have

Professional success can seem daunting with the myriad of educational requirements, certifications, and experience you need to obtain.  Couple those prerequisites with networking, opportunity timing, and office politics and it can seem impossible for you to be noticed and get ahead.  Therefore, it is important to make the most of what you have.  In my … Continue reading Three keys to success you already have

The intersection of Interest and Passion

Recently a student of mine challenged the assertion of finding and following your passion.  He had seen a Ted talk by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame, where in it Mr. Rowe challenges what he refers to as the sacred cow of following your passion.  “Follow your dreams and go broke” Mr. Rowe jokes.  During … Continue reading The intersection of Interest and Passion

Mind over Matter: If you don’t Mind, It don’t Matter

My father passed away nearly a year ago, and as we get closer to the anniversary of his passing I find myself thinking more about him.  He certainly had his quirks; he would not eat rice because he had too much of it during the Korean war, hated cell phones which he dubbed “yell phones” … Continue reading Mind over Matter: If you don’t Mind, It don’t Matter

Start with the end in mind: A College Success Plan

Ahhh Yes!!! Soon college campuses across the U.S. will be bustling with students and parents unloading trucks and SUVs full of the goodies to make home away from home. Students have earned the grades, achieved the test scores, and written the essays all to get into the "right school". The summer was filled with lists … Continue reading Start with the end in mind: A College Success Plan