You Need to be Enthusiastic — to Get a Job and to Flourish In It.

Enthusiasm -- that strong feeling of excitement about something -- is really important when it comes to landing your dream job and then doing well once you're in it.  This article suggests that enthusiasm is the most important key to a successful job ... [Continue Reading]

Others Can Help, But You have to Take Personal Responsibility for Your Career Success

A while back I did a presentation at a local company on building self-confidence. Yesterday one of the participants sent me an email with this question… I’m coming up on my annual review Friday and would like to bring up possible advancement opportunities ... [Continue Reading]

Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat, But It Will Help You Land a Job

You've put together a solid resume and cover letter, you've networked well.  Now you have an interview for your dream job.  Don't blow it.  This article lays out three key qualities hiring managers look ... [Continue Reading]

Be Positive

I taught a class to my MBA students this morning.  As things sometimes happen here in Denver, we were having a weird weather day.  The forecast called for rain with a mix of snow in the morning and clearing in the afternoon.  I was up at 6:45 -- no rain or ... [Continue Reading]

What To Do When You Don’t Get the Promotion You Want

It happens to all of us.  You didn't get a promotion you wanted and think that you deserved.  This hurts.  It's frustrating.  But it's not a career ender.  This article tells you what to do when you're passed over for a ... [Continue Reading]

Motivational Quotes Are Great — But Only If You Do Something With What You Learn From Them

I send daily motivational quotes to my members.  If you would like to begin receiving these quotes just go here and enter your information.  Today I came across seven very interesting quotes from Steve Jobs.  Check then ... [Continue Reading]

Constancy and Consistency Are the Keys to Your Personal Brand

There's an old saying, "brand or be branded."  In other words, create and nurture your unique personal brand, or others will brand you and you might not like the result. This article highlights five ways you can create and nurture a powerful personal brand ... [Continue Reading]

When It Comes to Social Media You Need to Play Both Offense and Defense

Dan from Conscious Careers asked me to take a look at this post... I did -- and I liked it so much I'm reposting it here. Many times I've advised my career mentoring clients to take a ... [Continue Reading]

A Little Inspiration for the First Monday of Spring

Spring is here -- in Denver at least.  We had a beautiful weekend and today was glorious. This is just a short post to inspire anyone who has ever been the victim of bullying.  Those of you who haven't been bullied will find it worthwhile ... [Continue Reading]

Want to Build Positive Habits? Schedule Them.

Positive habits are powerful.  They can help you achieve the life and career success you want and deserve.  Most successful people have cultivated positive daily habits.  This article suggests that the best way to develop a new habit is to schedule activities ... [Continue Reading]