Network is a verb so put some action behind it

My network showed up for me this week. But this isn’t that surprising. I take networking seriously, and stay close to those of whom I seem to connect with strongly. I also notice fakes or the people who only want something a mile away. They are painfully transparent, and not my jam at all. I posted on LinkedIn that I was in need of a … Continue reading Network is a verb so put some action behind it

Don’t stop networking

If you depend on a robust network and continuing to grow it so you can make strong connections and help others do the same, don’t stop networking. It is an absolute must you continue to meet new people and expand your sphere of influence, so keep meeting people. I met 15 new people at the Raleigh Chamber‘s Virtual Business hours at the beginning of the … Continue reading Don’t stop networking

Beware the salary target on your back

If you’re over the age of 40, you may be walking around with a target on your back. And you know what it is? Your salary. Yes, as you enter what may be the pinnacle of your career success or very close to it with feelings and expectations of nothing but greatness and high wage-earning years ahead, they could be cut short. Before I launched … Continue reading Beware the salary target on your back

Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

Everyone’s doing it. Posting images of their various Zoom conferences, happy hours, team meetings and other virtual events on social media, particularly LinkedIn. I am personally getting tired of seeing so many, but I don’t judge how others use social media. I can just scroll past the items that don’t interest me. I’m also keen on using the tools provided, whether it’s muting content, unfollowing … Continue reading Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

I lost a client and life goes on

People lose clients. It’s just a fact of life. People who are very good at what they do, lose clients. Nothing lasts forever. I’m a believer in necessary endings, even the ones we don’t initiate. Yesterday was my last day working with one client and also the same day my work delivered big for another. I sent a farewell email to one small group while … Continue reading I lost a client and life goes on

What if you don’t want to do virtual events?

There is never a single way to solve a problem. There are obvious ways. There are easy ways. There are ways that everyone else adopts in short order, making it seem as if it’s both: obvious and easy. And then there are new ways. The definition of the word new as an adjective is this: “not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now … Continue reading What if you don’t want to do virtual events?

Drive, vision and execution

It’s great to be driven. Drive is a quality I seek in others. It may be because I’m very driven myself and thrive on the energy that develops when I come across someone similar, or maybe it’s due to my bias for action. Seeing it in someone else draws me to them. I’ve even tried to infuse it in others for whom it wasn’t necessarily … Continue reading Drive, vision and execution

A message to abusers of the Paycheck Protection Program

The abuse of the Paycheck Protection Program by companies who don’t need it is egregious! It is keeping small businesses that really need it from accessing the funds to keep paying staff and stay afloat during this time. Don’t forget, all of your names will become public record and I can’t wait to see reporters and journalists expose companies that did not need this money, … Continue reading A message to abusers of the Paycheck Protection Program

This is no time to devalue yourself

This is not the time to devalue yourself. Things are happening that are out of your control. People are making decisions that affect you big, and your ability to change that particular piece is limited. In many cases, it’s nonexistent. That can be scary. It can usher in panic and fear. But, the answer to panic and fear driven by the decisions of others, of … Continue reading This is no time to devalue yourself