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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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7 Questions to make new friends

If you dread networking events as much as getting a root canal, you’re going about it the wrong way. The real purpose of a networking event is to make new acquaintances, NOT pump other professionals for information that serves you. When meeting people, the first step is to establish rapport, and that always means finding […]

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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, […]

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“All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others.” –Cher

When was the last time you invented something? It could have been a Lego creation, a way to remember your keys, or a software patch at work. Doesn’t your life deserve continual, ongoing reinvention? Inventions make us feel proud. Inventing is exciting and new. Sometimes our inventions are a flop, but we learn from those […]

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Want to play? SURE!

Do you remember being so young that if someone asked you to play, you wouldn’t hesitate one moment? You’d say: SURE! I just spent 5 days babysitting my two grandboys, ages 5 and 3-1/2. During our amazing time together, they discovered: An ant hill in the back yard. How to blow up an ant hill. […]