LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Never saw it coming…really?

I remember an Austin employer who was concerned about the optics of a 300-person layoff. This was back in the day when our go-go economy gave everyone a sense of ease. The company announced layoffs 6 months out, 3 months out, 1 month out and 1 week out. They set up a Career Center with […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Life is one giant work-around

The past few months I’ve been dealing with some pretty serious health issues – all while trying to serve my clients, build my business, volunteer, and be a super-wife, super-mom and super-grandma. You do all that, too. I know. The doctor who literally SAVED my life pronounced me “sensitive” to four main ingredients of everyday […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Give, Give, Give, Get

That’s a rule for networking. And, I heard this formula at a recent networking event! It means that you give in a networking situation, and give and give – before you ask anything in return. Think of it this way: if you come on too strong with the attitude of “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” the other […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Who wouldn’t want to be in the VA world?

A client asked me that recently. I had to stop and think: Veterans Administration? Virginia? Virtual Assistant? Turns out, she was talking about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. She is very excited about this field and really wants to find her next career there. You see, what you want for your life is specific and […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

What’s BIG enough to celebrate?

My friends and family know that I LOVE a party. So, I attend nearly every one I’m invited to, and I throw a lot of parties myself. Do you stop to celebrate your wins? Is it common for you to go out for dinner to mark an interview, a birthday, or an anniversary? Do you […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Thoughts that keep you stuck in a low-paying job

It’s OK. You’ve been conditioned to think thoughts that keep you stuck. Negative, reflexive thoughts are designed by your brain to keep you safe. My purpose is to dispel those reflexive thoughts and provide a new look at career change. When you get your thinking aligned with your real power and talent, you can literally […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

Things to want in your next job

I’ve had the privilege of working with several executive clients who make the BIG BUCKS – the kind of money you read about in Forbes or Fortune Magazine. After years at that level, a shift in mindset happens and the person thinks: “Is this all there is? Why I am busting my butt for this […]

LinkedIn Secrets - RJRN 10-2017s

So, are you taking the Holiday?

You’re probably jealous of European workers who get 8 WEEKS of vacation and holidays each year. I remember asking a Canadian client, “Can we do the training in August?” And, he replied, “No, I take August as holiday.” “The whole MONTH?” “Yes.” When Americans do have time off, we fill it with children’s sports, shopping, […]