Who Cares? Now What? Thoughts on 2016, Plans, & Action

Who Cares? Now What? Thoughts on 2016, Plans, & Action

career development, Coaching
Stuff happened in 2015. You accomplished a few things. You failed to accomplish some things. Tomorrow is a new year. And the questions above should at least be considered. Who cares? Now what? Choose resolve instead of resolutions Yep.. I’m not a big New Year’s resolutions kind of guy. I believe they set people up for failure. Why? Because some date is the demarcation of your “change” - and when you fail at the resolution - and you will - the failure generally marks the end of that goal. For instance: I’m going to eat better and exercise starting January 1st. But on January 2nd, there are all those left-over pastries and desserts from the New Year’s party. You’re going to have just a little.. and then a little more..…
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Fitness, Focus, and Your Career

Fitness, Focus, and Your Career

career development, Coaching
I'll be covering this in the next podcast episode.. some of my thoughts on why fitness should be part of your overall life/career plan. The benefits are numerous and I'll share some ideas to get you started and to make the time... Okay, I realize we cannot CREATE time.. but we can allocate it and use the time we have more effectively. I wrote about this on my other (personal/writer/music) blog. [caption id="attachment_4830" align="alignnone" width="644"] your intrepid author ;-)[/caption] Let me know what you think.
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The IT Job Seekers Song from the Camarillo Public Library

The IT Job Seekers Song from the Camarillo Public Library

career development, Coaching, video
I gave a presentation on Cloud-based Project Management and Team Collaboration Tools a couple weeks ago. Actually, I've been speaking on this topic a lot over the last year. As part of my presentations, I often include music. At the end of my presentation for the Camarillo Public Library's Russel Fischer Business Collection, we got to talking about creativity and songwriting. I told the story of this song, The IT Job Seeker's Song - that I wrote for a keynote I gave to McDonald's IT group a few years ago. Here is me telling a bit of the story and performing the song. As an IT professional, I hope you enjoy the sentiment. The lyrics can be found below. The IT Job Seeker's Song - video: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9CjvIYSa0] (more…)
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Public Speaking Advice – begin with a story & end with a song

Public Speaking Advice – begin with a story & end with a song

career development, Coaching, Leadership
Career Tip: Public Speaking enhances your credibility It's no secret that I consider the ability to speak in public as an executive level career accelerator. Seriously! Few skills provide you the ability to bolster your credibility and the perception of leaderships. Note: Yes.. perception. You still need to be awesome and deliver! In this post on LinkedIn, I talk a little about how you can better engage your audience when giving a presentation. Tomorrow is the Podcast.. so, be ready!
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