Career

Career interview with Mike Tschudy, Head of Design at Mint.com

I had the pleasure of talking with Mike Tschudy about his career path recently. Mike is the Head of Design for Mint.com. He shared a ton of good advice about intentionally planning your career, finding good sounding boards, and taking a step back occasionally to reevaluate your path. The full transcript of our discuss is below…

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Don’t treat your career marathon like a sprint

Redefining your career, starting a new business, and improving your life are all “marathons.” You can’t try to sprint to the finish line and hope to achieve sustainable success. Don’t treat your “marathon” like a sprint from Larry Cornett on Vimeo. I’ve made this mistake in the past too. We all want success as quickly…

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Humility is overrated – Has it hurt your career?

Ah, the delicate balance of confidence and humility.   Leadership Traits You’ll often see traits listed for great leaders that include a lot of “power” behaviors. Being confident, decisive, and taking charge. But, then you’ll see humility listed as well. It varies by culture (and perhaps occupation), but we sure do send mixed messages! Seize the…

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The Business of You – Career Growth and Transformation

The world has changed. Careers have changed. When I talk about defining and creating the “Business of You,” it’s really about taking control and intentionally designing the career you want and the life you deserve. All too often, I think we let the river of life take us where it will. Early in life, we…

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Trading your life for money, make every minute matter

I knew that I was trading my life for money. But, after 8 solid years of commuting every day in horrific traffic to a corporate office, I made a terrible mistake. I calculated how many hours I spent commuting in crawling stop-and-go traffic every year. Then, I added up how many hours of my life that…

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Fake It 'Til You Make It?

You often hear the advice; “Fake it ’til you make it.” But, what does that really mean? I have some thoughts on how to apply that more meaningfully to your career, business, and entrepreneurship.

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When you lead, you set the pace

Leadership One lesson that I learned in the military is that when you lead, you set the pace. But, it took some bad advice and a few hard knocks before I discovered this. When I first joined the military (many, many years ago), one recurring piece of advice was; “Never volunteer or be up front, but…

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