Category: career

Early Retirement

If you play your cards right, you can retire early!  Sounds good, right?  As much as I love to daydream about my future, I need to make sure I am enjoying the present too.  For some this means spending a bunch of money they…

Getting paid based on your value

Today I had a question that went like this – how are people paid?  The intent of the question is not to understand how someone is actually paid (i.e., salary, hourly), but to understand how salaries are determined in the first place.  I stumbled upon…

Growing your business

I searched ‘how to grow your business’ and this came up from – entrepreneur.com.  I listed the 15 ideas to help you grow your business: Build a sales funnel Utilize a customer management system Research the competition Create a customer loyalty program Identify new opportunities…

Making right decisions with what you know

There is so much information out there readily available to us at the click of a button, yet so many of us do not take full advantage of it.  By using google, yahoo, or many other search engines, we are able to easily search the internet. …

401(k) comparison to the average American

On occasion a student may say, “it’s acceptable for me to do poorly in my class because everyone else is doing bad too”.  I do not buy into this type of thinking because you might just be in a class filled with under-performers.  There…

Having the right tools… very important!

Early on in my career as a packaging engineer, the director of my team said to me, “without the right tools, how can we expect you to do your job?”.  This was over 5-years ago, but it still sits top of mind for me…

Continued education and training

I am on my second day of a 2-1/2 day training at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  As part of my success plan, I have a continued education and training as a major contributor to enable me to reach my goals.  Without new…

Small gains

Small gains is something I constantly think about whenever I am setting goals.  The over arching goal is going to be big and far reaching.  This goal will need to be placed further into the future because it is very unlikeable that you will…

Life is still going on

No matter what you are doing, life is still going on!  The world does not revolve around anyone of us, which should be very obvious to you.  Outside of what you are doing there are still aother events going on, which may be more or…

Layoff, me!

The corporate environment can be very rough at times.  In my experience, I have observed at least three size-able layoffs in just  6 years of working for my employer.  I understand the company is not doing well, so they need to trim some of…

The new workforce – take advantage

The workforce is very different today than it was ever before from start to finish.  The way people are recruited, hired, interact, and so on has all changed with new advances in technology allowing for us to be faster, smarter, and more efficient.  For some larger…

Controlling our lives… independency

Working in a corporate office among corporate people can be interesting.  I am not sure if there is a better word than interesting that describes the corporate environment.  There can be a lot of red tape, politics, push back, cloudy decisions, and so on….