In early September 2000 inside of a small, crowded lecture hall at Butler University, an esteemed business professor told me and about 100 other business students a thing or two about being successful. I could tell he’d done a damn fine job as a leader and executive, so I shut up and listened. Amidst the motivational platitudes (“Give 110% to your […]
Bring up “networking” with most businesspeople and entrepreneurs and they’re likely to think of a stuffy event in a hotel ballroom where people in name tags awkwardly talk about their jobs, while hoisting watered down cocktails and cheap beer. Networking is just smarmy glad handing and collecting business cards. Right? Wrong. If that’s what you think networking […]
After 14 years of working obsessively to become a better conversationalist, I can still be a real self-centered jackass. I’m guilty of some pretty bad conversational habits at times. I’m not too proud to admit that sometimes I still interrupt people, don’t listen to what you’re trying to tell me, and make the conversation all about […]
You think your story is set in stone because you can’t change the past. It’s nonsense to even try because what’s done is done. Right? Well, I’ve got big news for you, kiddo… It’s not your Life Story that’s holding you back – it’s what you make your Life Story mean.