Category Archives: Design You

IS YOUR CAREER A SELF-DRIVING CAR OR AN OPEN ROAD MOTORCYCLE

I love motorcycling. Riding has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. The joy of traversing the terra firma on two wheels has continued well into my adulthood and motivated me to ride over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscrossing the state of Connecticut to research Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press. Continue reading IS YOUR CAREER A SELF-DRIVING CAR OR AN OPEN ROAD MOTORCYCLE

NOW IS THE TIME FOR LATE BLOOMING

Let’s pretend for a moment you and I are taking a road trip. The luggage is secured, snacks are within reach, the GPS is plugged in and the gas tank is filled. You lean over to me and ask, “Are you ready?” I respond, “No” and proceed to get out of the car, select the screwdriver from my Swiss army knife and remove the side mirrors. I reenter the cabin and you yell, “Are you crazy?” to which I unaffectedly respond with, “Oops, forgot this one” and remove the inside rearview mirror as well. You have now deemed me certifiably crazy as well as a significant safety hazard. I account for my actions with, “We’re not here to look back and see where we’ve been but rather to experience where we’re going” and I toss the GPS out the window.

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You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in every facet of our personal and professional lives. It’s quite easy right now to live in survival mode. And, while it is necessary to take care of ourselves and our significant others, when it comes to managing your career you have to not just survive but thrive. It is precisely in the face of challenge that we can find the greatest opportunity. You just need to look for it. Continue reading You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19

Five LinkedIn Profile Tips From A Successful Career Chameleon

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My personal LinkedIn profile is in the top 25 MA, PhD profiles in the United States, the top 1% LinkedIn industry social selling index (SSI) has the highest rating (All-Star), and I’m in the 4% of LinkedIn members statistically deemed Super Connectors. It didn’t get that way by accident or complacency. The biggest surprise to me, however, when I recently took stock of my profile, is just how much of its strength reflects the chameleon-like diversity of my colorful career path. Here’s how you can enhance your own profile. Continue reading Five LinkedIn Profile Tips From A Successful Career Chameleon

10 Lessons From The Music Industry On How To Rise Up In The Gig Economy

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Midway through my decade as a producer, songwriter, engineer, performer, and artist and repertoire executive for London Records during the height of the British wave, I was an analog guy struggling to escape the undertow of receding vinyl LPs, 24-track tape machines, cassettes and 8-tracks as CDs and digital recording were quickly revolutionizing the recording business. But, as I reflect back on the 70s a half-century later, and the fact that according to Intuit, 43% of Americans are projected to be working in the gig economy by next year, the success lessons I learned from music while “gigging” are timelessly relevant to the emerging future of independent gig work. Continue reading 10 Lessons From The Music Industry On How To Rise Up In The Gig Economy

Michelangelo and your Career Success

When we start the day we want to feel excited and motivated and inspired about what’s in store for us. We want to feel energized by the work we’re going to do, where we’re going to do it and who will be impacted by the value we bring. We want all our cylinders burning to fill the day with meaning and accomplishment. Unless those feelings are present in us when our feet touch the floor as we get out of bed, it’s a sure thing that the day will be unrewarding…and the one after that…and the one after that.

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Values: Our Career Lane Departure Alert

Identifying and living our life purpose come with the wonderful gifts we give ourselves to be authentic and earn a living doing what we love. It is exciting to set out on a career path in which our true talents are given freedom to emerge, express themselves fully and create a source of income. Continue reading Values: Our Career Lane Departure Alert