Seizing the Opportunity

Seizing opportunities require putting ourselves out there. And sometimes it happens at a point where we’re not ready or not the right fit for the opportunity. But we still need to try. Even when it exposes some of our weaknesses and our shortcomings. It sucks to be told “no”, to get rejected. But the only… Continue reading Seizing the Opportunity

Resume – Edit out the irrelevant

One of the most common problems young and experienced people make when crafting their first few resumes is to include irrelevant experiences into their resumes. What are irrelevant experiences? If you are trying to get an office job or creative job, don’t put that you were a Barista at your college coffee shop.  Now if… Continue reading Resume – Edit out the irrelevant

Better Questions

Want better answers? Ask better questions. This struck a chord in me when I first read it and it still influences me daily. I often revisit this concept in the middle of meetings, interviews and exchanges with my son, when I’m not getting the answers that I’m looking for. And in a moment of self… Continue reading Better Questions

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What is your superpower?

This is actually a question that gets asked at Amazon. They tried to have us incorporate this question in our interviews of candidates and also in performance reviews. It’s a simple question and on the surface might even seem a little silly, but is actually an important question to think about. The most obvious goal… Continue reading What is your superpower?

Busyness or Business

Writing out the title of this post, is the first time I actually realized how close the two words “Busyness” and “Business” are. And part of it occurred because I was trying to figure out how to properly spell Busyness, which led me to type Busi-ness. How do we spend most of our time? Especially… Continue reading Busyness or Business

Point of View

The power of a point of view. It’s not the actual point of view that has power, it’s the commitment to having a point of view, for taking a stand, for having an opinion. I recently was reintroduced to a powerful word that has been making me think a lot lately, Assertion. It’s defined as,… Continue reading Point of View

People Can’t Be Changed.

People can’t be changed. It’s taken me a long time to realize that. And the beginning of that understanding came with a large amount of frustration. It still does. Some of it might have come from me misunderstanding the word “persistence”. Or thinking of things as an “all or nothing” scenario. Or more fundamentally, just… Continue reading People Can’t Be Changed.

What you’re owed.

What does a company owe you? What does a business partner owe you? What does anyone else owe you? Sometimes you give so much of your time, energy, and perhaps even youth to a venture, only to see it fail. Or sometimes you see it flourish and thrive into a company you no longer recognize… Continue reading What you’re owed.