Tag: career

Your career has great impact on your life

Here is career advice for the younger generation thinking about the next steps after high school or college.  The next 20-years of your life will be highly dependent on the choices you made early on in life.  It is never too early to start…

Going back to school

After undergraduate school, I immediately joined a startup pharmaceutical company as a chemist.  After several years, I joined a larger company that offered tuition reimbursement as a benefit.  I took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program, which I highly recommend to anyone who is…

Defining your perfect life – part II

On 05/04/18, I wrote a blog titled Defining your perfect life and described what I envision as a perfect life for me.  I split my life up into three different categories.  There is my career, which includes anything associated with my career path at work.  There is…

Generating results

Performance requires metrics.  If we talk about the performance of a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante, we may look at its ability to generate 443 lb-ft of torque and 630 horsepower.  We might also look at its ability to reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds…

Wheels spinning in place

Have you ever felt like your wheels are moving really fast, but you are simply not going anywhere?  Not too long ago, I felt this way and I felt I could not do anything about it.  The truth is, there was something I could…

Why growth is important

Growth is something we should be striving for in whatever we do, no matter if it is personal, business, education, etc…  As far back as I can remember, I have constantly looked for growth and I believe this is what sets me apart from…

Career finder

It is sometimes easier to know what you don’t want to do in life versus what you want to do in life.  I have quickly come to this realization in high school when I worked for a local grocery store stocking shelves.  At $6…

Pyramid of growth

Early on in your career you may have more opportunity to move around to different roles in your organization.  If you can imagine what a pyramid looks like, the base of the pyramid would represent the beginning of your career.  It is here where…

Performance review

It is important to me to review my performance monthly, quarterly, and yearly.  During these reviews, I am looking for my progress in my career, business, and personal life. Career My ultimate goal is to climb the corporate ladder as quickly as I can…

The importance of managing your career

I have talked about Budget by indicators, which is a method you can use to track your income and expenses each month.  I have also talked about the Battle of increasing bills, which discusses the importance of not letting your service providers raise your rates without…

Don’t promise the world…

Have you ever met someone who says they are going to achieve great things time and time again?  At first, you think they are very driven and are going to achieve great things.  After a while, you realize they are not doing anything they…

Delay payment advantage

I have worked for a fortune 500 company for many years and was always baffled by their vendor payment terms.  A vendor may have provided a service or product in January, but the vendor would not be paid until April or May.  The payment terms…