It’s Important to Care About What You Do

Tweet 100 in my career advice book Success Tweets says, “Care about what you do.  If you care a little, you’ll be an OK performer.  If you care a lot, you’ll become an outstanding performer.” Over the weekend, I met a young woman who cares a lot about what ... [Continue Reading]

Raising the BAR on Resumes

Sorry that I missed a week of blogging.  I had a hard drive failure on Monday of last week and have been scrambling ever since to get back up to speed.  Things seem to be OK now, so I’m back at it. Members of my career mentoring site know that I read a ... [Continue Reading]

Hard Work and Success

I'm a big fan of the Savage Chickens cartoon blog.  In today's post one of the chickens is holding a violin and saying to another, "I don't want to practice.  I want to skip ahead to the part where I'm awesome." Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. ... [Continue Reading]

Four Disciplines for a Healthy Heart

I came across a post by Michael Hyatt the other day that focused on taking care of your heart.  As an old timer, I decided to take a look.  Michael presents some great advice in the post – and I think it is valuable information for anyone – whether you’re a ... [Continue Reading]

The Steam Story

Members of my career mentoring site have heard what I call the steam story several times.  It goes like this… At 211°, water is hot. At 212°, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. Steam can power a locomotive. That one extra degree of difference ... [Continue Reading]

Listening, Wisdom and Success

I send members of my career mentoring site a motivational quote every day.  Last Saturday, the quote was from Doug Larson, a US journalist.  Check it out…  "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening  when you'd have preferred to talk." Besides ... [Continue Reading]

How to Make the Life Changes That Will Lead to Your Career Success

I’m a big fan of the Savage Chickens cartoon blog.  I find a lot of great life and career success there.  The cartoon that ran yesterday is a great example. Chicken 1 – “I wish my life was different.” Chicken 2 – “So try something different.” Chicken ... [Continue Reading]

How to Become Indispensable

Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I am always looking for top notch success advice.  That’s why I read a lot.  I read an interview with Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investment and Chairwoman of DreamWorks animation the other day.  ... [Continue Reading]

How to Become an Outstanding Conversationalist

Members of my career mentoring site know that I am a big believer in the power of conversation.  Excellent conversation skills are an important key to life and career success.  Recently, I came across a Fast Company article that laid out six tips for becoming ... [Continue Reading]

Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

I often tell members of my career mentoring site the importance of sticking with it – staying the course, especially when things get tough.  The other day I came across a video of a 2008 Big Ten Track meet.  It was in a blog post by Michael Hyatt, and it ... [Continue Reading]