Are You Too Chicken to Try Frog?

When’s the last time you tried something for the first time? Last night I coached at a networking event for the Project Management Institute.  As you can see in the picture above, I offered people the chance to try something that may or may not have been frog. As far as I can tell, no [...]

I Believe In You

I believe you have a deep desire to make a difference in the world. I believe you may be frustrated because you don’t know what that difference is.  I believe you might be worried you won’t find an opportunity to make that difference. I believe you have a gift to give.  I believe you came [...]

The Lemonade Stand – Story #1 – Mike

Some of you may have checked out the Lemonade video I posted a few weeks ago. Well, my elementary school friend was inspired enough to share his lemonade story. Check it out here. Oh – and if you’d like to share your lemonade story, please let me know. You, too, can inspire the world with [...]

Lemonade (with a twist?)

“Don’t be the person out there looking for a job…be the person out there doing something interesting…” If you’ve been laid off, or someone you know has been laid off – watch and share…be forewarned that it’s a full 35 minutes — but very inspiring!

Take Dilbert's Word For It!

Here is “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams’s take on the importance of knowing what you’re good at…

Do You Deserve Career Nirvana?

Career (n.) an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. Nirvana (n.) a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? So what does Career Nirvana entail? Three things, really: 1) Love Your Work – this is the “WHAT”: day in [...]

R*E*S*P*E*C*T

Have you seen the movie “Up in the Air” with George Clooney? It touched me on a very deep level since it’s all about a man who fires people for a living. Listen here for a quick two minute story – inspired by a scene in the movie – about earning respect through the work [...]

Come on in – the water's warm! But it does seem to be getting warmer…

…Maybe a little too warm?

They won't hire someone like me! Oh really…hmmm…

Ever stop yourself from considering a career change because you’ve thought, “They’d never hire someone like me!” Well, here’s your inspiration: I’m career coaching a 52-year-old woman who wants to teach ballet and gymnastics. She figured she was too old, too out of shape, too…whatever. But guess what? She got hired! Now we’re taking a [...]

Sometimes "You're Out!" — Even When You're Playing it Safe!

When I was a kid I loved playing softball. My Dad taught me to “anticipate the play.” To try to figure out what I would do in any given situation on the field. If the ball came to me, would I throw it to first? Depended on whether runners were on any of the other [...]