Tag: experience

Corporate world

I found myself in a discussion this afternoon with someone about my role in the corporate world and my feelings toward the people I work with.  Although I work with a lot of nice people, I do find there to be a lot of bull shit…

Importance of memory in success

I have been writing entries in my journal almost every single day since June 15, 2005.  This is a personal journal nobody else will read, which means I can freely write anything I want without fear of judgement.  The main objective of my journal…

Closing loose ends – part II

On 04/21/18 I wrote a blog titled, Closing loose ends and I spoke about the importance of closing loose ends to finalize any projects you are working on.  It is critical to complete 100% of the project before you move on because if you do not,…

Talent management

It does not matter if you are a doctor, teacher, lawyer, policeman, chemist, engineer, or any other profession you can think of.  You must acquire a talent to be successful in your career and it is up to you to manage that talent.  A…

Creating direction

A leader must create direction and own it.  A leader can have a large team or very small team.  In both cases, communication must be clear and concise.  Both leader and team need to be on the same page throughout the effort.  A leader must also be…

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…

Be effective

Be effective every time you are doing anything.  It sounds simple enough, but can be tricky because we do not always know the most effective way of a completing the task at hand.  Experience is a big piece of it, but not all of it.  Just because…

Career diversity

I have had many different jobs since I was 15 years old including landscaping, delivering newspapers, building equipment, working in a blueberry pack-house, stocking shelves, and many-many more.  I was never afraid to get dirty to make a buck, which I view as a…

Buying a car

Buying a car is a big decision and I strongly advise you to spend adequate time researching all your options.  You do not want to end up making an impulsive buy on a car because it is a decision you will need to live…

The Waldorf Astoria Experience

I have visited Chicago frequently for business and it is a city I really enjoy.  It is different from many of the other cities I have been to and the food is amazing.  There are also a lot of good memories for me in…