Q&A – What are some things truly awesome bosses believe?

Question: What are some things truly awesome bosses believe? They believe in hiring people who are smarter than they are, and they don’t feel threatened by that. Likewise, they believe in hiring people who are more talented than they are in their specific profession (e.g., Design managers hiring more talented designers). They believe in hiring…

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Q&A – What are some keys to Work-Life balance?

Original Question: What are some keys to work/life balance? You decide what work-life balance means for you. I work a little bit every day and every night, every day of the week. Some people prefer to work Mon-Fri and be off work completely for the weekends. You decide when you will be available and hold firm to…

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What is the point of an Invincible Career?

Invincible person swinging across waterfall

I talk about creating an “Invincible Career” a lot. I know. Sorry about that, but I can’t help it. I’m really passionate about the concept. You may be thinking, “What does that even mean? Why should I care? My job is rock solid, and it always will be.“ But… will it? Sooner or later, we all…

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New membership community and career course have launched!

New membership group and career course launched

I just launched my new career membership group that gives community members free access to my new course “Forging an invincible career and life” (a $297 value). If you’re interested in a group coaching experience with 52 weeks of challenges for less than $1/day, follow this link to learn more about the service and course.…

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How to make requests that don’t frustrate people

Rotary dial telephone

I was talking with a client the other day about how to send emails to potential advisors, investors, etc. I think the natural tendency is to lead up to the “ask” because you are nervous about asking someone for their money, time, or connections. You feel like you have to tell the story and make…

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10 signs that a layoff is coming

+1 bonus sign After working in Silicon Valley for over 23 years, I’ve been on all sides of the corporate layoff experience. More times than I care to admit. I’ve been in a small startup where the entire company was laid off after an acquisition. Every single one of us. Such a festive party atmosphere! I’ve also been at…

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Podcast interview – The Journey of Work

Larry Cornett on The Manila Folder podcast

I was recently interviewed for The Manila Folder podcast. You can listen to the 30 min interview here. On this episode I sat down with Larry Cornett, Ph.D. and we talked about his work journey. Larry started his career at IBM and then moved over to Apple, while finishing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in…

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What stops you from taking action in your life?

Boy blocked by fence pointing at distant rainbow

How to overcome the biggest barrier to adopting successful habits How many times have you shared advice with someone only to have them say, “Pssht, is that all? Everyone knows that. It’s common sense.” But, I’m sure you’ve noticed that common sense does not naturally translate into common practice. During my decades-long career, I can’t…

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