Career

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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Public Speaking Fear – 3 Surprising Tips to Overcome Yours

What techniques do you use to overcome your fear of public speaking and boost your self-confidence before an important meeting, presentation, talk, etc.? For most of my life, I used to fear and hate public speaking. Getting up in front of people to talk? No thanks! But, I actually enjoy it now. No, seriously I…

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The comfort zone is ok, until the day it isn't

It’s easy to get stuck in the predefined “comfort zone” that we’re all trained to be in as employees. That’s fine if you are happy. Really. It is. Happy with your job. Happy with your boss. Happy with your work experience. Happy with what you make. But, you must leave that comfort zone if you…

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Think about where you place your job loyalty

Losing your job From a recent post by Gretchen Kittelberger about losing her job (CrossFit athlete and prior Counsel at CrossFit, Inc.): “It really wouldn’t have mattered if my work, or my effort, or my output had been 10x or 100x better. At the end of the day I still would have ended up in…

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You can't stand on two boats

There is an old proverb: “One foot cannot stand on two boats” Many of us start on a new business idea while we still have one foot in the “real job ship”, and start stepping into the new business lifeboat we are crafting. And that’s ok. For awhile. I did it for many, many years. But,…

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