Why You Should Consider Getting a Masters Degree

In their iconic song, "Life During Wartime" David Byrne and Talking Heads asked these questions: "Why go to college? Why go to night school?"  I think there are some pretty good reasons.  Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I'm a big ... [Continue Reading]

So Much Yoga

Tweet 91 in my book Success Tweets says, "The better you feel, he better you'll perform.  Live a healthy lifestyle.  East well. Exercise regularly.  Get regular checkups." Biking is my favorite form of exercise.  However, many members of my career mentoring ... [Continue Reading]

Important Advice on Becoming a Great Presenter

You don’t need to have an MBA to succeed in the business world.  Even people with a masters degree in music education can do well in the business world if they know how to make great presentations. But the feeling of standing in front of an audience, be it two ... [Continue Reading]

10 Daily Habits You Should Steal From Successful People

I've received some great guest posts lately.  Here is one from Janet Miller, a personal trainer, executive coach and co-founder of Jen Reviews.  Check it out... Everyone knows that habits can literally make or break a person. Bad habits can take root and ... [Continue Reading]

Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

Just a short post today. I stumbled upon an interesting article on StumbleUpon.com today titled "20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb.  You can see it here. I suggest you read this article.  It has great advice that any writer -- and we're ... [Continue Reading]

Retirement Planning is an Important Part of Career Planning

Most of the readers of this blog and members of my career mentoring site are young professionals.  For you, retirement may seem as if it's a long, long time away.  In some ways it is.  In others it will come faster that you will imagine.  I still can't believe ... [Continue Reading]

How to Deal With Job Search Stress

Members of my career mentoring site tell me that looking for a job is very stressful.   It just so happens that my friend, Amanda Wilks has some great ideas on dealing with job search stress.  Take a look to see what she has to say.... Looking for a job is ... [Continue Reading]

Will Social Media Make or Break Your Career Success?

Everybody's a dreamer And everybody's a star And everybody's in movies It doesn't matter who you are There are stars in every city In every house and on every street…. Recognize those lyrics?  They’re from Celluloid Heroes, a Kinks song form 1972.  ... [Continue Reading]

Career Lessons from Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

Recently I saw a movie called "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble".  Yo-Yo Ma is a world renowned cellist.  He also is interested in the intersection of art and culture.  Almost 20 years ago, he invited musicians from all over the ... [Continue Reading]

The Soft Stuff is Hard

I was reading my fraternity’s magazine the other day and came across an article on skills that employers look for when hiring.  The list included things like: relationship building, balancing opposing views, team and collaboration, co-creation and cultural ... [Continue Reading]