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The Art of Resignation: I QUIT

The Art of Resignation: I QUIT

In reading through an article the other day, I came across an old article about the fact that Pope Benedict XVI had resigned. This was big news since apparently a pontiff has not resigned in the past 600 years. That is quite a record since the last resignation was by Gregory XII in 1415. As I drove along my HR mindset kicked in.... Read More »

Life is a song worth singing

Life is a song worth singing

Up at 430 am and in the gym by 530 am, 6 days a week.  People roll their eyes when I tell them that but my thought is there is always time if you are committed to what you do in life. As part of my routine, I have my music lined up.  My playlist is called inspirational. My choice of music for the most part is gospel.  It nourishes... Read More »

Invest in the night

Invest in the night

“I don’t read this crap. When someone gives me an article to read, I just say yes I will. I don’t read anything anymore. When I leave work, the last thing on my mind is HR.” This was from one of my HR peeps. My thought was, “boy they have checked out.” Not only that, but they have checked out and don’t even know it. Do... Read More »

The detours of life

The detours of life

“The truth is, everything that has happened in my life…that I thought was a crushing event at the time, has turned out for the better,” Buffett said. “You learn that a temporary defeat is not a permanent one. In the end, it can be an opportunity.” This was a statement from one of the wealthiest persons in the world, Warren... Read More »

When you follow your passion, success will follow you

When you follow your passion, success will follow you

When I heard that statement, I looked up at the TV. Not really being a TV person, I normally leave it on for background noise. As I gazed at the TV, I could not let that slogan go. The name of the company did not register but the phrase that they are using as their tag line did. There has been a lot of chatter about finding your... Read More »

Blinded by success! And then it happens

Blinded by success!  And then it happens

“I worked all those years, coming to work every day, doing a great job. Each year there was a raise and eventually more responsibility. I went home at the end of the day and came back the following day. I repeated that cycle all those years until one day, I came in and was let go. During all those years I had received numerous... Read More »

Scheduled maintenance and your career

Scheduled maintenance and your career

The scheduled maintenance light came on, what do I do? As we enter December, which is the end of our calendar year, I thought of my wife’s comments above.  She freaks out every time a light flashes.  My reply was it is time for the scheduled maintenance.  I went online and with a few clicks arranged to drop it off, get her... Read More »

Yes, it is that serious

Yes, it is that serious

“Can you make the connection for me? I would love to get an opportunity with them based on this article.” The other email read, “could you send a copy of my resume over to her and tell her to “help a brother out.” Friday is a day for me to connect back to the US with the above type request, follow up and meeting new people. ... Read More »

If they plan it, will the people come

If they plan it, will the people come

“I was amazed at all the people that showed up, senior executives, managers and my peers”.  “I even received emails from the C-Level, thanking me for the work I did for them.” That was from a young lady who is about 3 years out of college who had resigned her job after a 2 year stint.  She had found another opportunity... Read More »

Are you out of gas?

Are you out of gas?

 Are you out of gas? Lately it seems that I have come in contact with so many people that are just sputtering along.  What that means is that it appears that they have just run out of gas.  They ones that are working, commute in the same way each morning but the drive is gone. It appears that they want to just coast to their... Read More »

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