Don’t Live Small!

I have learned that there is more than one reason to look for work that you love. As in my case, I really enjoy my job, but I also know that I was meant for something more. This quote from Nelson Mandela sums up my thoughts in a good way. I am choosing to strive…

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Do Financial Decisions Shape Your Career Choices?

Our financial decisions have a direct impact on our career choices. Some of those financial decisions are made well before we have a full-time career and they end up having an enormous impact. Here are some of the ways my financial decisions have affected my career choices. When I attended college back in 1988, I…

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Enslaved by Daily Trivia

I do not claim to be an expert on the topic of goal setting or keeping. In fact, it is one of the hardest things for me to do well. I have learned that my personality contributes to this condition, and I have to work hard to overcome my natural tendencies. Details are a struggle…

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The Recipe for Perpetual Ignorance

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” ~Elbert Hubbard If ever there was inspiration for continuous learning and improvement, this is it. A wise person is willing to have his notions challenged. Too many of us think we have everything worked out in our mind and…

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The Importance of Purpose

Discovering your purpose is a noble quest, and the importance of purpose should not be ignored. People may go their whole lives working at something that pays, or developing specialized skills, but in the end never seek out their purpose. It may be a simple recognition of how to apply your strengths, or shifting your…

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6 Job Search Tips from a Successful Engineer

I spoke with an engineer today as he was finishing up a project. I asked for his perspective on jobs in his career field. He was very willing to talk and had some inspiring answers to my questions. His experience is unique since the company he works for is global. He is not from the…

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Proof of Concept

When a great idea for a new business hits you in the middle of the night and you get so excited that you can’t sleep, that is called inspiration. It’s a wonderful feeling of exhilaration and anticipation all rolled into a few wonderful moments. That is until you realize that your idea isn’t all that…

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Do You Know Your Why?

It is so important to know why you do what you do. In this shortened TED talk from Simon Sinek, he explains the rationale behind his book, “Start With Why“. You will find that the concept is powerful and can effect your business, your work, your ministry or your career. Simon was one of the…

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Are You Prepared for Your Next Opportunity?

Good things happen to us when we are in motion. We can’t expect new opportunities to just show up. In fact if you don’t change your behavior and position yourself for new opportunities to find you, they may NEVER show up. I am not sure who said it first, but “Luck is where preparation meets…

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A Creative Job Search Strategy

Most job search strategies involve searching job postings submitting dozens if not hundreds of resumes and filling out multiple applications in hopes of getting an interview. They also involve joining job boards online and searching for what is currently being advertised. Before you keep going down this path, I suggest that you consider a creative…

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