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7 Words that Can Block Your Goals

A great thinker and plastic surgeon, Dr. Maxwell Maltz, wrote a book solely focused on the topic of setting and achieving stretch goals, called, “Psycho Cybernetics,” which I have read 69 times in the last 35 years. Fascinated with the concept of self image, Dr. Maltz believed that the self image is what controls the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Goal Setting|0 Comments

Introverts Can Sell Too

You’re shy. You’re an introvert. You want to sell. But how? Often, when I speak to groups about being great at selling by "thinking like a customer," I end up mentioning how great introverts are at selling.  Afterward, I’m almost always approached by people who are proud, self-proclaimed, card-carrying introverts. They wonder why they’ve had [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Selling|0 Comments

Saving the Best Question for Last (On the Second Interview)

Good things come to those who wait...to ask. There is a time, place, and stage at which to ask certain questions throughout the interview process. More specifically, there is one question best reserved until you’re ready for the very last question on the second interview. The Question When the time is right, ask this: “I [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Job Interviews|0 Comments

How to avoid working for a bad boss

Via NBC Universal Studios (nbc.com) Ask the Questions, Read the Signs Everyone wants to work for a great boss; no one just chooses to work for someone who doesn’t provide any assistance or guidance. In my experience, I have found that there are five questions you can (and should) ask a potential employer that will [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Job Interviews|0 Comments

5 Things to Watch that Can Help You Wake Up

Five 5-minute fixes to falling asleep No matter who I meet, I rarely find someone who always feels excited, happy and energized. From time to time, we all need a lift, whether it’s emotional, physical or mental. The problem is finding something that can instantly energize us, but if you do, it can be a [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Productivity|0 Comments

7 Interview Questions to Get the Job You Want

Knowing What You Want Everyone wants to have a great job. A great job means working for a great company, with a great culture and a great boss. My experience tells me that there are 7 questions you can (and should) ask in a job interview that will tell you whether the job is as [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Business Success, Career Success, Job Interviews|0 Comments

The Power of Relationships in a Job Search

Follow-Ups Shouldn’t Come Years Later Every week, it seems that I get 3 or 4 phone calls requesting help in finding a job. More often than not, the individual wanting my help either doesn’t know me personally, or does know me but has not connected with me in a number of years. This week in [...]

Millennials and Boomers: Making Music at Work Together

Facing the Millennial Music I know for certain that baby boomers and millennials, in literal terms, almost always listen to different music. These differences in musical preferences are stark in many cases and are even analogous for the differences between the two generations in the workplace. But it is quite possible that, working together, these [...]