Somebody needs you

You know what? You're a bundle of value, just waiting to be unleashed on the world. You have something to offer. Probably a lot, actually. Most people you meet might not realize this. Most people probably don't appreciate it. That's perfectly understandable and normal. I mean, do you go around looking for the hidden assets [...]

By |2019-04-04T09:34:02-06:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For super strong contacts, start here

Do you want some really strong contacts? Close friends, trusted colleagues, people who know you and trust you enough to give you jobs and contracts and responsibilities and whatever other kind of help and support you need? This post isn't about them. But it is about how you get them. Bottom line: you don't start [...]

By |2019-03-12T11:41:13-06:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why you’re getting so much side-eye

Bad news: not everybody trusts you. Maybe you've noticed that some people, when you try to be friendly, act like you're really out of line. Their eyes say, "Who the h#!! are you and why are you all up in my grill?" and "What do you want from me, you creep? Go away before I call [...]

By |2019-02-19T15:00:39-06:00February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to argue over holiday dinner….and still enjoy dessert

Ah, the holidays. A time to come together with loved ones and not-so-loved ones. Many of us dread the annual encounter with that one (or more) relative whose views clash with ours. Today, I'm going to share with you a guiding principle that can help get us through these tough conversations. The key to the [...]

By |2018-12-07T11:11:57-06:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suicide prevention for the rest of us

The nightmare scenario I have a recurring nightmare in which someone I know kills themselves and I'm forever haunted by the idea that somehow, some way, I should have done something to prevent it. Although no one can control the choices and behaviour of another person, I think this is a pretty common fear, and [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:53:18-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coffee Meetings 102: Ready or not

It's go time, folks. You're in a coffee shop facing the actual human you've got a coffee date with. It's a golden opportunity to make a doozy of an impression and maybe even a supporter for life. So... how do you do it? Captain Obvious says: make it about them Most expert types (including me) [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:24:10-06:00September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coffee Meetings 101: Are you ready?

Are you giving good coffee? Coffee meetings are great, even if you're like me and don't actually drink coffee (don't start with me, caffeine heads - it keeps me up all night long). Seriously, though, meeting one on one to figure out what the deal is with another person is networking at its finest, as [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:31:00-06:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments