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..…
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.
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…)
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!