Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

Recently I stumbled upon a friend’s social media page and noticed a thread he started discussing the economy, jobs, etc.

A woman posted a comment saying her Gen Y daughter did everything possible to find a job yet she’s still sitting on the sidelines waiting for the call from an employer that says, you’re hired.

At this moment I wondered whether or not to make a controversial yet upfront response to her daughter’s dilemma.

After mulling it for a few minutes I went for it saying something to the effect there are plenty of jobs for the taking. The people who want the jobs find a way to get them.

The concerned Mom volleyed back in an agitating tone Continue reading Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places

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It’s A Marathon, Not A 100 Yard Dash

I get asked this question by clients, prospects, coach mentees, and students in the classes I facilitate at CoachU.

“What’s the secret to building a successful business?”

I came across an intriguing TEDx talk by Andrew Johnston, member of the business faculty at Red Rocks Community College in Colorado.

In Andrew’s Introduction to Business class, he assigns students a project to go out and speak with a business owner and ask lots of questions on the inner workings of what it takes to make a business successful.

Students ask the entrepreneurs questions on what they’ve been reading in their textbooks.  Typical Four P type questions on Product, Price, Place, and Promotion.

Invariably, the business owners reveal the real secret to what it takes Continue reading It’s A Marathon, Not A 100 Yard Dash

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Stop Complaining and Start Doing!

As you know I’m opposed to New Years resolutions.

The last few years I’ve written numerous posts regarding this topic:

This Year, Expected the Unexpected 

What Can I Do When I Want To Give Up

Don’t Make Any New Years Resolutions

What Do You Need To Let Go Of?

Bottom line? Many create New Years resolutions and very few stick to them.

I got to thinking, and I can’t believe I’m going to say this, Continue reading Stop Complaining and Start Doing!

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Admit Your Faux Pas Quickly And Move On

Remember the last time you made a mistake? How did you handle it?

I while back while still in the states, I entered the parking lot of a strip mall and found myself stuck behind an SUV that was moving at a snails crawl pace.

Sensing she was lost and about to pull over, I went around her on the left and came upon a mother with her two children crossing from the sidewalk to their car in the parking lot.

This crosswalk required vehicles to come to a stop which I did. Albeit awkwardly on an angle, encroaching the striped line.

The mother lobbed an expletive Continue reading Admit Your Faux Pas Quickly And Move On

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Gary Vaynerchuk, No Holds Barred Rant

Have you heard of Gary Vaynerchuk?

He was born in the Soviet Union in 1975, immigrated to the states with his family in 1978, grew up in Queens, with the family later transferring across the George Washington Bridge to build roots in Edison, NJ.

Gary graduated from college in 1999 at which time he took over the day to day operations of his dad’s liquor business. Gary grew the revenues of Shopper’s Discount Liquors from $1M in 1999 to $50M in 2005 through vehicles including ecommerce, email marketing, and hawkish pricing.

He later went on to create:

@GaryVee loves to create. Period.

Do you know what his endgame is? Continue reading Gary Vaynerchuk, No Holds Barred Rant

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Coaching Is Not Paint By Numbers

Prospective clients typically ask for a consultation before they hire me.

The consultation is as much for the prospects benefit as it is for me, their prospective coach. It’s a time to get to know one another.

During the 20 minute consultation, (this is a consultation, not a coaching call) I ask the client a number of questions to get a feel for:

Invariably, the prospect wants to know Continue reading Coaching Is Not Paint By Numbers

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