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Networking, It’s All About Me, NOT!
Networking is essential if you want to be visible in your indus- try. Anyone who has lost a job or is a service provider will attest to the importance of networking. What exactly is networking? In today’s world it seems like everyone is look- ing for “what’s in it for me?” Natu- rally, you would think that network- ing is all about building your own business. But that is not what it’s all about. Networking is about giving and making strangers into friends; and trusted friends into clients or collaborators. Networking is also about finding trusted service provid- ers for your business.
Recovery...Ready or Not, Here it Comes!
Recession—Misfortune or Opportunity?
All the pundits are saying that the recovery is just on the hori- zon. This is good news...or is it? During the recent recession, many companies had to reduce their head- count. This downsizing caused stress not only for those employees who lost their jobs, but also for those left behind. For the employ- ees who survived the cuts, work loads increased, as did the feelings of uncertainty, frustration, and low morale. Many of our work places are now functioning in crisis mode. So with the news of a recovery on its way, there will be new problems for employers to face within the halls of Corporate America.
In the recession of the late 1970’s, two men, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were fired. Both men “commiserated” about their situation, but then quickly decided to make an opportunity out of their misfortune. They created a business plan, found financial backers, and in 1979 started a retail company offering home improvement supplies to the construction and retail trade industries, and called it Home Depot. Today, Home Depot employs over 300,000 people throughout the United States. In every recession, there is opportunity. My own firm, Ambassador was formed in the recession of 1992 when some people questioned my judgment and warned that it may not last the year.
“The Leap of Faith”
Is Now a Good Time to Change Jobs ?
In today’s economy, everyone is worried from Wall Street to Main Street. All we are hearing about is gloom and doom, not to mention bailouts and bankruptcies. On a more personal level, many of us are questioning whether this is the right time to pursue a new opportunity, or to stay put and ride out this economic storm. There has been so much speculation and confusion on this subject that I decided to address it in this month’s newsletter.
Building on Your Strengths
We live in a world that is always stamping “needs improvement” on our foreheads. This newsletter will share the wisdom of how you can identify your strengths (or gifts) and then build your life around them while delegating, hiring, or ignoring what you feel are your limitations. If you speak to those who are successful (that is, fulfilled in their life's work) they will tell you that they were born to do what they do, or even that they only do a few things well. Why not you?
Finding Your “Sweet Spot”
We need to find our “sweet spot," that is our strength zone, where we can clearly identify the God-given talent we possess and put it to work for us and others. This is one way to fuel our passion, and give us the direction that we may be seeking.
New Year, New You!
We all know change can be energizing, but it can also be hard to achieve, especially on a personal level. However, the New Year is a great time to get serious about what we want to accomplish and what changes we want to bring to our lives. In order to change anything, we need to start by establishing goals. This newsletter will cover three easy steps to setting and attaining your goals. These three critical steps are: commitment, written goals, and assigned time frames.
“It’s all about the “Dash”…Leaving a Legacy”
For solitude, I used to walk through
an old cemetery that rests on a hill
above the town of Huntington, with a
great view of the harbor. While I was
enjoying the peace and quiet, I was
taken by all the grave stones and began
to think about all the unfulfilled dreams
that may have been buried there. It was
during that walk that I first started to
ponder the “dash” between the dates
and came to this revelation. We can’t
predict or control the dates on our grave
stone, but we certainly can control what
happens during the dash, that is, the
days of our lives. This newsletter is
based on that dash, or the legacy you will