Eight Ways to Beat Bad Customer Service

April 7, 2009

You can’t hide from bad customer service; it can happen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime.  You can however, launch a pre-emptive strike against crummy customer service and nip hours of impending doom in the bud. Bad Customer Service is Expensive Bad customer service can not only ruin your day, it can waste your valuable time and also […]

Getting Things Done Without Doing Any of the Work

April 3, 2009

Are you a “do it yourself” kind of person or are you able to delegate work to others?  Until rather recently I’d always been in the do it yourself camp, why pay someone else good money to do something for me when I could figure it out on my own? How Valuable is Your Time? […]

Are You Meeting Your Goals This Year?

March 1, 2009

How are your goals for 2009 coming along?  Any progress?  I outlined an action plan back in January to help make this my most productive year ever and thought it was time for a review.  As a reminder, I limited myself to three goals so that I could have a lot of focus on each of […]

Job Searching – Find A Job By Building Your Personal Brand

February 18, 2009

Technology is changing, the workforce is changing, traditional career paths are changing, and you need to be constantly changing if you want to succeed in today’s job market. Today is a rough time to be looking for looking for a job or starting a new business. The unemployment rate is over 7%, banks aren’t lending […]

Five Ways I’ve Failed Myself (And What I’m Going to Do About it)

January 19, 2009

Our country is in transition, out with the old and in with the new.  As our nation’s leadership prepares to change, President Bush has been reflecting on the legacy he’s left during his tenure in the White House.  Last week I saw part of his press conference where President Bush talked about his biggest disappointments […]

Make a Better Life For Yourself – No More Excuses

September 1, 2008

January and September are the two biggest months for making resolutions.  After the Labor Day holiday everyone realizes they’ve been working too little and enjoying themselves too much during the summer months. It’s back to work, back to business, and we all have a list of things to get done.  What’s on your list of […]

What the Kung Fu Panda Can Teach You about Becoming a Millionaire

July 16, 2008

Writer Auditions – Author Connie Brooks – Offer Your Feedback Last weekend we took my daughter to her very first movie: Kung Fu Panda As we sat in the theatre, and the lights went down, I did not expect much from the movie. In fact I planned to spend the entire time studying my daughter’s […]

Setting Big Goals is the First Step to Achieving Success

March 15, 2008

Those that aspire for success are the ones that achieve it, I’ll give you an example. For all of you non basketball fans, March is a big month for college hoops.  Weeks, months, and years of anticipation & preparation come to a head for hundreds of players & coaches in the NCAA basketball tournament. The winner […]

Time Is Money

November 9, 2007

What’s the one thing you never seem to have enough of? TIME. Time is a scare resource, you can never make more of it and it’s constantly slipping away. This scarcity and non-renewability is what makes time worth money. We’re often forced to spend our valuable time on things we don’t deem worthy of our […]

Can You Get Paid to Learn?

October 31, 2007

Is there a job in your industry where you can get paid to learn about a topic that you need to know about anyways? Get Paid to LearnIf you’re going to be spending a lot of time at a job, mine as well find one that creates value for you other than just a paycheck.  […]

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