How to Make the Most Out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful career tool.  In this post, I'm sharing the advice I give my career mentoring clients on how to get the most out of LinkedIn. Stay active. Update your status frequently.  Once a day is a good target to shoot for.  Your updates can be ... [Continue Reading]

Actually, You Do Need to Sweat the Small Stuff

I came across a great quote from Dale Carnegie the other day. "Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of ... [Continue Reading]

How To Make Presentations That Help You Get What You Want

There is an old saying, "Nothing happens until a sale is made."  In other words, no matter how good our product, how great you manufacturing and distribution system, you won't make any money until you have some sales.  I learned this lesson when I started my ... [Continue Reading]

Patience is a Virtue

This article is written to leaders.  But its common sense advice on patience can help you move ahead in your life and career even if you're not in a formal leadership ... [Continue Reading]

Bad Habits Can Kill Your Career Succes

Your habits can really help you succeed -- or they can derail your life and career success.  This article lists seven bad habits that you'll want to break if you want to become truly successful. http://www.careerealism.com/successful-bad-habits-drop/ For ... [Continue Reading]

Your Most Productive Time of the Day

Many of my career mentoring clients tell me that they don't have enough hours in the day to get done all of the things they want and need to do.  I know that life is hectic, but if you want to be really productive you need to figure out your most productive ... [Continue Reading]

How to Wakeup Feeling Refreshed and Raring to Go

My friends at The Daily Muse occasionally publish articles with lots of links.  This is one of them.  It gives you some great ideas on how to feel more awake in the ... [Continue Reading]

How to Manage Your Stress

Stress is a normal part of every day life.  Some people let it get the best of them.  Others manage it very well. Here's what the US National Institute of Mental Health has to say about stress... "Stress can be defined as the brain's response to any ... [Continue Reading]

How to Find a Job in Another Town

In my effort to provide valuable content and ideas for my career mentoring clients, I spend a lot of time looking for good information to pass on.  I sometimes find this information in some esoteric places.  For example, this article is from a site called Law ... [Continue Reading]

Listen Your Way to Success

Tweet 109 in my career mentor book Success Tweets says, "Use the 2/3 - 1/3 rule. Listen two thirds of the time. Speak one third of the time. Focus your complete attention on the other person." This article and short video make a similar point on ... [Continue Reading]