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Communication – We All Suck

Ok – I know the title of this blog is a bit harsh, but it’s true, and you know it as well as I do. And I am not excluding myself here. I try really, really hard to not suck (as Joe Maddon, Cubs manager, used to say), but I do on a regular basis. Maybe I should start the first chapter as Avoiding Communication Anonymous or ...

The Case for Quality

On the surface, the title of this blog does not sound very compelling as of course everyone wants quality. But that is not the case I am making. The case I am making here is for Quality over Quantity, which is not always an easy one to make. Here’s the bottom line – it’s about time really. In a world of ...

The 5A Club

I stumbled into an article about making or breaking your life between 5-7A. Of course, being a morning person, I was intrigued. I read the article, and watched this guy’s 14min 11sec video, just for fun. The title of this video was “How To Wake Up Early”. If you know me you know that I don’t really need help here, but ...

What is the point of Networking!?

OK – on the surface, this seems like one of those “duh” topics. Clearly, “networking” is something you do to get a job or more business. Right? WRONG! (Well, sort of wrong anyway) In my opinion, here is the real reason you should be networking on a regular (and consistent, see my blog on that HERE) ...

Look in the Mirror

When is the last time you looked at yourself, professionally, in the mirror? (Yeah, that’s a bit of an odd question I’ll admit, so let me explain) It is pretty easy to get very caught up (I might even use the word “lost”) in our careers, what we are doing professionally, where we are headed, and basic day-to-day ...

Consistency

Here’s Joe’s “Tip of the Day” – feel free to quote me on this one – use it, borrow it, or ignore it – that’s up to you.  And today’s tip is… The key to successful networking is consistency.   Now, before I drop the mic, let me explain… Unless you have been living under a rock, you are ...

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