You failed the first interview!

What happened? A great writer from explores the 8 reasons you might have failed the first interview. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I encourage you to take 2 minutes to read this article. If you have a job interview coming up—even a phone screen—please know that I am here to help you create […]

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Do you live in a place you belong?

“Living in the place you belong, with the people you love, doing the right work, on purpose.” This is how Richard Leider and David Shapiro define “the good life” in their book Repacking Your Bags. This statement motivated my move to Austin 20 years ago. I knew there was a place that would work better […]

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Austin: Here I come!

Did you ever fall in love with a city? I did. Austin, TX in 1997. Saturday, April 1st, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of my big move to Austin! It’s been quite a ride, and I’m so glad I took a chance, made the move, and followed my dream. Back in 1997, the dream was […]

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12 Habits that can up-level your career

If establishing new habits is exciting to you, here are some Career-Building Habits to consider: Make 5 calls each week, just to reconnect with people. You will be building friendships, where others have networks. When you need help, you have a willing support system. Find a way to complement your boss, your team, or another department that […]

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How HABITS can build career success

Job Seeking can seem like one, big, chaotic ball of effort – Disjointed phone calls, “almost right” job leads, deadly networking events, and happenstance conversations that go nowhere. Any BIG change begins with SMALL actions, performed on a regular basis. It begins with simple HABITS that, over time, will yield big results. Michael Hyatt recently published a […]

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A dog’s purpose? Yours?

I just had the remarkable experience of taking two of my grandsons, ages 3 and 5, to see the movie “A Dog’s Purpose.” The film is ecstasy for dog lovers! It shows the love and connection people feel with their dogs – no matter what breed, shape or size. Dogs are there for you. They watch, they interpret, […]

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Want a promotion? Ask for it.

If you’re paying attention at work, you know there is work that needs to be done that no one has time to do. Perhaps it’s a special project that would streamline your most important process. Maybe it’s a new way of orienting new employees, or training new customers. It’s often your boss’s biggest headache. No […]

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Want a promotion? Make your manager look great.

Who doesn’t want a promotion? More status, more visibility, more MONEY. If you’re really ambitious, you might think the FIRST place to improve is your own credibility and visibility inside your company. Actually, you only need to look UP – one or two levels – and start working to make your boss look great. Here are some […]

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7 Things that will get you promoted this year

Most professionals I meet are under-earning by a factor of $20,000 to $50,000 per year. Why? Because they don’t know the secrets to becoming a stand-out performer. In the coming weeks, I’m going to explain, in some detail, how you can improve your performance and spike your visibility – both inside your organization and in […]

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Looking for work? Just dance.

You might be reluctant to apply for a position if you don’t fit all the qualifications. Then, you lose before you even apply because of one or two “preferred” or even “required” qualities on the job description. Here’s the rule in the recruiting world: Apply if you have 80% of the qualifications. The REALLY uptight, righteous […]

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