"We are going to have to let you go". I heard the words with the surreal realization that I was saying them. I was firing someone. As a person who feels deeply, one of my greatest challenges in business was separating my empathy from what had to be done. This employee had received several warnings … Continue reading Overcoming ‘Shiny Job’ Syndrome
Why is it so depressing to lose one's job? Ok, admittedly, you just lost the income you have been living off and depending on for food and bill payments. (that sentence was indeed quite depressing) But really.. Even when you are still eating quite well, sleeping in a comfortable bed and not facing prison for … Continue reading You Are NOT Your Job!
One of the most common complaints I get from clients is: "Starting a business is so complicated!" If you have ever attempted to start a business, you would have found out that the red tape alone can choke you. The fees, the paperwork, the taxes, the business plans to beg for a loan... It is … Continue reading Entrepreneurship – Solving A Problem
The tiles were yellow and faded. Aged and handled magazines covered the coffee table. As I sat in the doctor's office of my hometown, I saw several familiar faces. People I had known forever but never quite got around to meeting. It was my first week on the road as a Pharmaceutical Rep. As I … Continue reading Losing The Fear Of Change
When I went broke, I experienced severe emotional pain. In my mind, there was nothing more painful than not having a steady stream of income. It stole my independence and my freedom – two of the things I valued dearly. I got angry Felt helpless I felt like a slave to whomever I allowed to … Continue reading From Pain To Purpose