One Year Old Shares Secret to Finding the Job You Love

I woke up early, and I was tired after a long night. A phrase slipped out of my mouth I hoped never would. It was significant, and I’ll never forget it. I said it to my one year old daughter. “Honey, Daddy has to go to work today.” This may be something you’ve said before…

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What HR Doesn’t Tell You about Your Annual Performance Review

It was all rolling down hill…onto him. John had his annual performance review and was ranked in the “needs improvement” box in 6 of 7 categories. He’d been working for the company for 10 years and really enjoyed it until he moved into his current group. Since then he’d had lots of arguments with this…

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How to Use Your Ex for Career Advancement

Brad was bragging about how many connections he had on LinkedIn. And I’d barely heard of it. He shared with me that everyone’s careers are so crazy and there is so much job hopping going on that it’s crucial to keep up with your ex-Bosses, colleagues, reports, etc…and LinkedIn is an easy tool to do…

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Hating your Job Gets Into Your Bones, Head, and Heart (and what to do about it)

“Oh, you hate your job?  Why didn’t you say so?  There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.” Drew Carey I was taught as a young boy to never to use the word “hate”. You probably don’t use this word in your house very much either (I hope).…

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Controversial Post: Death Gets You Promoted

We walked down the long, narrow hall to a dimly lit office. I felt nervous and unsettled. My attorney said, “Let me know if you get out of here alive; you’ll be the first.” So creepy, yet so true… Don’t be alarmed.  We were at an office to complete our living wills. In other words,…

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Man Steps in Dog Poop and has Amazing Career Insight

A few years ago, I had one of my worst days at work ever. I was working in Sales in the NYC Fashion District , and it all hit the fan in one afternoon. I managed to lose my biggest customer, miss my quarterly bonus by 1%, get sunburned, and step in dog poop all…

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How to Fall in Love with your Job

  I was in one of my favorite restaurants with my family and someone came up and asked, “aren’t you the guy who spoke to our group on figuring out and pursuing your passion”? Then he said, “Well, it was good to see at least someone got out of the machine,” then he shared he…

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What Plato said about Career Burnout

Where did your career path start? Mine started at the convergence of my teachers, parents, and a super-sized dose of western business culture. Yours probably did too. It’s easy to understand why you started off on a career path that was laid out by someone else or maybe even based on what was available at…

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Why I Invited Indiana Jones to my Last Office Meeting

In Corporate there can be lots of meetings to dread. They can be a face-to-face, a conference call, or even an annual review. You may have monthly meetings that you’ve gone to for 5 years and been dreading them for the last 2.5. They can be a struggle and leave you feeling burnt out, exhausted,…

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Why It’s an Excellent Time to Try Touchy-Feely Career Standards

It was the night before my annual review (“Review Eve”), and I couldn’t sleep. I was anxious. I don’t know why. I’d been busy every day.  It wasn’t like I was just sitting around. I was one of the last ones out of the office almost every day. Why couldn’t I tell if was doing…

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