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19
Dec
12

Trying to get the monkey off my back pt. 1

He weighs a ton. I am sick of him. I have nicknamed him “Andy”. He will not go away. He started off as a new born but over the past 4 years, he has grown into a full 65 pound adult monkey.  Can you imagine carrying all of that extra weight on your back along with your current weight? You would think I would have lost a couple of pounds so the weight of the monkey would  not seem so heavy. Instead, I gained weight and added more pounds. So with the monkey and my extra weight, I am a hot mess.

 

For 2013, my goal is to get him off of my back. First, I will start small and put him on a diet so he can lose some weight. That will make him manageable as I carry him around. Secondly, I will pass the monkey to someone else. Check out this great article from Harvard Business Review that asks the question, “Who’s Got The Monkey?”. I really do not care who has him just as long as he is not on my back. Lastly, when he shows up (oh he will), I will not let him set up residence. I will make sure of that. I will gladly hand him over to the next able body to carry him around.

22
Jun
12

8 a ha moments the Oklahoma city thunder lost taught me

  1. Keep fighting even when the odds are against you.
  2. Don’t listen to people who say, “its not your time yet.”
  3. Know your strengths and play to them.
  4. Its not over, until you give up.
  5. Passion can carry you a long way.
  6. Step out of your comfort zone; this is the only way you will grow.
  7. Make adjustments as you go along.
  8. You may get knocked down but you are not knocked out.

OKC…you played a great game….the best is yet to come!

27
Oct
09

Talking about How Successful CEOs Respond to Failure – David Silverman – HarvardBusiness.org

How Successful CEOs Respond to Failure

I would like to re-title this: “How Successful People Respond to Failure”. During my job search and seeking out clients for my business, I cannot help but think how did I get here? Did I do something wrong? Did I forget to turn right when I was suppose to turn left? I feel like a failure because I have not secured employment since January. I also feel like a failure because I have not secured a client whose willing to pay for my marketing services. I cannot help but draw parallels between the two: securing a job where my skills are valuable and securing a client whose willing to pay for those skills. The one thing to note about failure is that it can happen to anyone and it is the attitude in which one takes to overcome such failure. The gist of the story is that failure sometimes cannot be avoided and I agree with that theory. No matter what I do, how well I do it, where I do it, somewhere along the line, failure was due to happen to me. Through all of this, my attitude is to  take the lessons I learned, hold my head up and keep it moving. After all, failure does not have a name on it.

20
Oct
09

Looking Ahead to the Bright Spot

Last week I finished two proposals for two prospective clients. One was an author whose looking to self publish a book and another was a start up company looking to market a staffing company. I delivered  the prosposals within 72 hours of when they initially approached me.  I really became excited because I had two opportunities drop into my lap within days of one another. I believe I put together a very competitive proposal to win their business. I have not heard from either propsect as of this writing, but I am sure, I will begin having a dialogue with them as to how my services can benefit them.




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