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"That's what mentoring is: it's teaching you how to respond." -T.D. Jakes A good coach or mentor isn't psychic. They can't see around every corner for you or predict the future by looking into a crystal ball. I mean, I guess I could try that but...

Several years ago, U2 released "Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own." Bono wrote the song about his father who he perceived as tough and cynical but also funny and charming. The lyric is absolutely true: sometimes you can't make it on your own....

One of the mistakes I made during my first run at entrepreneurship was feeling like I needed to either stay hidden or wear some sort of mask each day. As if to say, "I can't be who I authentically am. There needs to be a...

You’ve probably heard the phrase “thoughts become things” before. You may have dismissed it as New Age woo-woo, but there’s a good point to be made. Your mindset is extremely important. Have you ever had a colleague who was burned out and pissed off? Aside...

I felt so incredibly empty. Like I had nothing left to give or offer at all. I was thousands of dollars in debt, not sleeping well, eating too much junk food for comfort, and convinced there was no way out of it. Want to know more...

Happy ears, not hoppy ears When you are talking to someone on the phone, what are you doing? Are you actively listening and paying full attention to the person’s words and tone? Are you hearing what’s said as well as what is not said? Or are...

Ever felt that way about your recruiting desk or staffing business? I certainly have. Many recruiters who take the plunge into self-employment want to build a better mousetrap. They were tired of vanity metrics, abusive sales managers, weird “team building” activities that never actually boosted...

The pottery starts out as a lump of clay. Maybe you have a Vision Board or photos on your wall of things you want to buy once you achieve a certain level of income. Maybe you have a wish list of client companies you'd love to...

Are you sending yourself off on wild goose chases? Have you convinced yourself the only search assignments out there are the ones next to impossible to fill? It's important to understand that your clients or prospects are not the ones doing this to you: you...