Month: September 2013

  • A quick poll: How is your JoMo (Job Momentum)?

    How would you rate your current momentum in your job transition on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? What was it at its peak? How many jobs were in play and how far along were you? How long did it last? In days, weeks, months? If your momentum slowed down at any point, […]

  • Me Inc. – How to get started with personal branding

      Personal branding has been the “Buzz du Jour” lately on LinkedIn.  Numerous career coaches, brand evangelists, etc. have been posting their content in discussion groups stressing the need for people to establish their credibility via various social networks comparable to a company/consumer brand.  Interesting given I first learned this concept back in 1997 when […]

  • Learning to look around.

    From left to right, Heidi, Karen, and Mary Kate on Heidi’s porch Thursday, Sept. 19,  2013. In my last blog, I went on a limb and wrote about how I changed the way I was thinking about my stress. I talked about a ski mountain metaphor and the moments at the end of the slope […]

  • Can this strange campaign advice land you work?

    I had the privilege of driving a few local dignitaries in my dad’s antique Dodge convertible for our township’s 300th anniversary parade. One of those dignitaries happened to be one of my best friend’s fathers, Bob, a former School Board President. He and the two other distinguished gentleman who rode with me had proclaimed to […]

  • How to fund a small business and when to launch it

    Many think small business owners come out of the gate with money in hand and account payables ready to bill invoices. For most small businesses, this is not the case. For the prudent, conservative entrepreneur, launching a small business takes some considerable time. So for those of you who are considering this, let me give […]

  • To intervene or not to intervene

    In my latest vlog, I divulged that I believe connectedness is why we are here. When I am suffering, however, I can tend to disconnect when I need connectedness the most. In years past I have let readers in on how difficult this coming season is for me. My husband will be gone from sun up […]

  • Epic Careering Internship

    My internship with Epic Careering re-framed my future.  I have new goals, new contacts, and new skills that melded with my previous knowledge in ways that continue to provide me with ideas and excitement. Karen introduced me to her company in early June.  When I found out that she crafted her company from the bottom […]

  • My Labor Day of Labor – I’ve Come Clean

    No, I didn’t have another baby. I spent my holiday fighting dust balls and licking paper cuts. After 3 years of compiling papers and collecting nonsense in my office, I “clean sweeped” (I know it’s swept, but it doesn’t sound right in this context.) There were literally 60 lbs. of paper and other junk purged […]