The Day Job – Survive or Thrive

October 5, 2017

I’d like to talk a bit more about the last three posts on setting goals, opportunity, and what we need to think about right now to leave on our own terms. Unfortunately, I did it all wrong for a number of years. There was a time when I didn’t have it all figured out. I […]

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The Day Job – You Get More With Ribs

September 7, 2017

With New England Ribfest right around the corner here in Bangor on September 15th and 16th, I’m reminded of how good ribs changed my career for the better and taught me an important lesson. A long time ago, I was trying to get a project started with another office on the other side of town. […]

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The Day Job – Opportunity Looks a Lot Like Work

August 30, 2017

In an email, a friend wrote: “I thought that idea was going to amount to something, but I couldn’t make the inventor/owner understand what she had in front of her. Perhaps I should work on my power of persuasion and sales skills?” Without going into too much detail, I walked a prototype for a medical […]

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The Day Job – You’re Leaving

August 21, 2017

Sooner or later, it’s going to happen. At some point, we all have to go. Be it a departmental shift, moving towards one of the corner offices, relocating across the country, changing careers or ending one for retirement, you will leave the organization you work with. I moved every few years in my job, so […]

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The Day Job – Set Three Goals

August 21, 2017

Years ago, I asked a young Sailor what his goal was, and he said, with much conviction, that he was getting out of the Navy to be a pediatrician. “Excellent,” I said. “Have you started your pre-med degree?” “No.” “Okay, how many college courses have you taken?” “None, but I have some credits from my […]

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