EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY

Orson Welles said, “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you end your story.”  Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s easy to forget that everything is temporary.  Both the painful moments and the joyful ones pass.  Life goes on. We can greatly reduce our suffering in life …

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Successfully Work a Crowd – 5 Networking Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, I am pretty happy being at home with a good book or eating lunch alone while catching up on e-mail.  While “re-charge” time is important for introverts, I realized early in my career that I was missing out on professional opportunities because I wasn’t cultivating my network.  While walking into a large …

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SUPER POWERS

Have you ever been asked, “If you could have one super power, what would you choose?”   Common answers include the ability to fly, have x-ray vision, read minds, or be invisible.   These would surely be fun at party and may make the daily commute easier. Although none of these powers are realistic (in our lifetime), …

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in the First 48 Hours after a Layoff

Maybe you saw it coming.  Or maybe you were completely blindsided.  Either way, hearing the words “We have to let you go” may be the start of one of the hardest work conversations in your career. If you’ve been in the workforce for any length of time, chances are you have experienced a layoff.   Changes …

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