"Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you." The recipe for find

When it's the perfect fit, you know it. Just last night a news anchor was asking about moving to a PR/Communications role in healthcare because they weren't feeling the love anymore. Unfortunately, love doesn't find you in the workplace, you must go find it. Added to your search is that the workplace isn't static, it's constantly changing. What is a perfect cultural fit, or the love, can change after an acquisition or a leadership change. The best fit starts with your understanding what a good fit looks and feels like. Give yourself some love, find your fit. There are 7 things you must consider when looking at that new opportunity: Public vs Privately Owned. Companies that are publicly tra

Why I Never Hire Millennials?

Why I NEVER hire Millennials? Because I don't hire labels, I hire people and talent. So happens that many of the successful candidates just happen to be Millennial. How did this resilient and tech savvy generation become such a negative label? For example, a recent Forbes article took a deeper dive into why Millennials are not being promoted in the workforce. (The article was recently deleted) They didn't focus on the flattening of the org structure. The author offered the following five reasons: Unreasonable Expectations Unprofessional Dress Sloppy English / Inappropriate Jokes Not Embracing Company Culture Not Developing "Professional" Skills Now if you've been around a couple years you mi

Your Greatest Measure of Success at the End of Your Life Comes Down to One Word: LOVE

LOVE: Wakes us up at ungodly hours not for the pursuit of money, or fame, but because we LOVE and thrive in what we do. Is our emotional safety net that allows us to take chances, to explore our dreams without the fear of failure. It is the cause AND the solution to most of the personal and professional dilemmas we will face today. If you aren't doing what you LOVE today and you aren't giving and getting unconditional love, how will you measure your success? From Warren Buffett: "Basically, when you get to my age, you'll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. I know many people who have a lot of money, and they get testim

I Was Completely Overwhelmed With Regret and Embarrassment .....

I was 28 years old and blinded by my own ambition. Why not? I was in my first managerial role after being promoted three times in six years and my compensation had quadrupled. I found a path towards accomplishing my goals, inching closer to reaching my dreams. That was when the rumors started .... Opportunities and money were coming so quickly that I started to hear whispers like .... "he married the CEO's daughter". The fact is I was just doing what I was programmed to do my whole life. When you don't have much you've got nothing to lose. One learns that you must compete for opportunities, resources, and attention. Outwork, Outwit, and Outlplay. It came to me too easy, I couldn't imagine wh

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Career This Weekend!

Sorry about our weekend tho .... a great time to hunker down and spend 30 minutes on the most important thing to move your career forward in 2019. Your Elevator Pitch! Einstein once said “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." Your Elevator Pitch is no exception and has 3 simple pieces ...... 1. Who You Are: This is a very brief overview; "I'm a University of Missouri-Columbia grad and I've been working as multimedia journalist at WXYZ TV since 2014" 2. What You've Done/Your Skills: "My ability to develop a story from concept to camera has been recognized as Emmy Award winning and along the way I've built a social media audience of 30k followers." 3. W

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