Category: Personal Development

We’re not as sensitive as you think. So why does Culture matter so much to us?

Okay, so maybe we are, but it’s not quite what you think. When I think of that word, sensitive, I find people associate it with weak individuals who are always sad or depressed or have a victim mentality. As I get older, though, I’ve come to despise that perception. I think it’s interesting that many employers tend to think because they are giving someone … Read More We’re not as sensitive as you think. So why does Culture matter so much to us?

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Did you just start a new business? 5 things to consider when you become an entrepreneur.

I’ve recently re-ignited my business entity… and I enjoy keeping the world updated on my thoughts and progress throughout. This is my third stint, backed up by over 10 years of experience from the corporate world. The first time, frankly, I had no idea what I was doing. I did simple things like setup a bank account, create a website, create the service offering, … Read More Did you just start a new business? 5 things to consider when you become an entrepreneur.

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Disgust, Alcohol and Lunacy. Ten things I’ll be thinking about while I figure out what’s next…

Hello again.  It’s been a bit…About eight months ago, I wrote about my excitement taking on a new opportunity. My goal was to get more experience … and I’m grateful I did.  That’s all over now and I’m back on my own.  Here’s what’s on my mind as I try to figure out what is next.  It’s in line with the whole, “not hiding … Read More Disgust, Alcohol and Lunacy. Ten things I’ll be thinking about while I figure out what’s next…

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6 ways to become more coachable in your career

I read a lot of articles about emotional intelligence… and I must say, I’ve very much bought into it. I think it’s important in all facets of life to understand yourself and others … and have them understand you so that all parties can move forward. At the moment, I am a Marketing Director at a Digital Technology company. I firmly believe I have … Read More 6 ways to become more coachable in your career

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4 ways to create and manage relationships in business

It doesn’t matter what type of business or industry you are in. In order to be successful, you will need to be able to create and manage relationships with all of your various partners. Here are some ways to make the most of that effort: 1 – Take a chance … and show up You’ve heard it before and it’s worth me saying. Half … Read More 4 ways to create and manage relationships in business

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First impressions mean everything… but they should mean nothing

You’ve heard the phrase before. First impressions mean everything. That’s a shame, because as human beings, the only thing that mode of operation can do is halt opportunity and prevent people from getting to know each other. The best business Executives know that consistency is what determines one’s worth. Whether that be a product, a service, an organization..or a person. Doing something repeatedly a … Read More First impressions mean everything… but they should mean nothing

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5 Tips to help you pick a Career Mentor

The best part about your career is the fact that it can be a journey. It can include multiple chapters in the book of you. Some good, some bad, some in between. I’ve written in the past about the idea that this journey is just a race with yourself. Figure out where you are, decide where you want to be and then chart out … Read More 5 Tips to help you pick a Career Mentor

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The Head and the Heart … in Business Relationships

The best business relationships focus on two functions: 1) The processes that help the business run seamlessly, both internally for it’s employee’s sake…and externally for their customer’s sake. 2) People. At first glance, that likely seems obvious, but it’s what you do with them and how you make them feel. Fostering an environment that people WANT to be in… and can thrive in. Many … Read More The Head and the Heart … in Business Relationships

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What I’m Thinking after my First Q2 as a Small Business Owner

At the end of the last quarter, I wrote an update about the reasons I’m in business along with the things I want to accomplish (and the reasons why). Well, another quarter has come and gone and I promised another update.  Let’s look at what I said I wanted to do last time… GROW MY CLIENT BASE I want my posts to continue to … Read More What I’m Thinking after my First Q2 as a Small Business Owner

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What I’m Thinking after my First Q1 as a Small Business Owner

It’s Q2 of 2017 and it’s the first time I’m looking back on the previous quarter and wondering, “Am I moving forward?  Does my business have a pulse?” Don’t worry too much about me, as the answer to both of those questions is yes.  In the last three months, I’ve  been fortunate enough to engage with four clients, have had countless cups of coffee/lunches … Read More What I’m Thinking after my First Q1 as a Small Business Owner