Strength to Bear

Have you ever fielded this question? Interviewer: “OK, this is a question I like to ask in all my interviews.  I hate traditional, ‘what are your strengths and weaknesses’ questions, because the answers seemed canned.  So, here’s my answer to that. “Everyone has a trait that can be both their greatest strength and also their... Continue Reading →

Be an Original

I recently submitted a proposal and included some examples of my work.  As both a business owner and consultant, I have created website content, brochures, promotional material, bios, course workbooks, reports and blogs.  When a prospective client asks for examples, I have a variety of B2B and B2C material, which I match to the current... Continue Reading →

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Accidental Celebrity Meetings

Today, I met Dayna Steele and Lanny Griffith. And it almost didn't happen. For those of you were too young or have been living under a rock for the last few decades (I still can’t believe there is an entire generation that doesn’t get Seinfeld references), you may not remember that before it was a... Continue Reading →

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Bad Time to be a Man?

“Rape is a crime. But trying to pick up someone, however persistently or clumsily, is not — nor is gallantry an attack of machismo.” – Excerpt from Le Monde, January 2018. I was out one night catching up with a colleague when the conversation turned to the #metoo movement.  I cautiously brought up an article... Continue Reading →

She’s a B—-

“She’s a bitch.” Those were the exact words from someone trying to hire me (or more accurately, trying to pressure me into taking a job).  We were discussing how not everyone on the hiring committee had been on board with hiring me (again, did I mention this was before I took the job?) and he... Continue Reading →

Saying Thank You

It’s Thanksgiving eve.  This is not a post about what I am grateful for this holiday. Don’t get me wrong; I am thankful for many things – good health, loving family, great friends, happy dogs, a nice roof over my head…the list goes on.  This just isn’t that type of post. It’s about saying thank... Continue Reading →

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