#RealTalk Category

Where are you?

Where are you?

“I have a job; I have no need for the rest of the newspaper”.  This was a statement made to me by someone who bought a Sunday paper and immediately threw out everything but the sports page.  That was the only thing that was important to him. My initial question was why are you throwing away your paper. I thought of that exchange... Read More »

Real Talk Resolution

Real Talk Resolution

I am always amused at the end of the year with people talking about new years resolutions.  People get all into setting up resolutions and the vast majority of them are done with them in a few months. My gym will be crowded next week; I have received numerous mailers from gyms in my area seeking to capitalize on this yearly ritual. ... Read More »

How Did You Do??

How Did You Do??

“Just wanted to say thanks, I got offers from both” My niece went on 2 interviews a few weeks back and received offers from both companies. We all celebrate when people get employed in this environment. However I sometime think of the people that were also in the mix and did not get the offer. When someone wins in the job hunt,... Read More »

The title read: Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?

The title read: Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head?

When I saw that headline, I thought, wow that has got to be great article.  We all have that inner voice that carries on a constant banter with us.  Sometimes good and sometimes not so good! Jim Gaffigan who is one of the best comedians today has built a routine around that inner demon or inner coach, depending on your state of... Read More »

Do something for you each and every day

Do something for you each and every day

I got a call a few weeks back from a friend of mine about his daughter.  He was concerned because she was in a job that she did not like and all she does is work and come home and sleep.  Saturday and Sundays were spent with the vast majority of the day being in bed. She would come down and eat, engage in conversation and back... Read More »

Milestones

Milestones

Sometimes in the course of living, we forget how important our lives are in the whole scheme of things. This past week we celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of one of my cousins.  A really beautiful couple, beautiful kids, beautiful grandkids, everyone did well.  This was kind of a mini family reunion so it was good laughs,... Read More »

Expose each generation

Expose each generation

What does it mean to be exposed to something?  I watched with pride, this past week the coverage of the Olympics.  I was proud of all the participants who had toiled over the past four years or more to get to this spot. But to see Gabby Davis and Cullen Jones made me as a father especially proud. Cullen Jones almost drowned as... Read More »

Did you tell them that?

Did you tell them that?

That is my favorite question that I use when someone is telling me about the dynamics of working with their manager or a friend.  They feel that they are not being listened to, appreciated, recognized etc.  You name it and I bet you I have heard it. The normal response is “No, I have not; at least not yet”.  However the not... Read More »

Getting a job is a job!

Getting a job is a job!

“Getting a job is a job” was a phrase I used this past week when I spoke with a friend who is now jobless.  He was notified that his job had been eliminated.  Stunned, he was trying to figure out what to do next. If you have not been jobless over the past few years, one thing that you will notice is that the techniques used... Read More »

A Graduates Guide To Success

A Graduates Guide To Success

“I will never pick up a book and study again” This statement came during the last week of finals during my daughter senior year in college in 2010. I am sure there are lots of seniors finishing up exams this week and probably thinking the same thing.  They have stuck their heads in the books for years.  Exams, presentations,... Read More »

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