When I walked out the door of my last corporate job, I thought that I would take the summer off to enjoy a well-deserved vacation and time with my family. That was almost 11 years ago.
I never went back.
I’ve been running my own businesses ever since. Now, I’m a leadership coach, business advisor, and career advisor.
I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and spent over 20 years working in the tech industry in Silicon Valley at small startups and large companies such as IBM, Apple, eBay, and Yahoo. …
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It’s hard to see the forest for the trees with all of the articles I’ve written. So, I wanted to do an end of the year wrap-up to categorize and summarize everything for you.
Do you enjoy the sound of your voice?
You probably don’t. I know that I don’t like listening to myself on my podcast or in videos.
Research conducted by psychologists Phil Holzemann and Clyde Rousey (referenced in this article) found that you experience an affective disturbance when listening to a recording of your own voice. This feeling:
“…arises not only from a difference in expected frequency, but also a striking revelation that occurs upon the realisation of all that your voice conveys. Not only does it sound different than…
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How are you holding up? Have you found some healthy ways to manage the stress in your life?
I had a conversation with my Career Accelerator community about all of the events in the U.S. that have added another layer of anxiety on top of our lives. We discussed how we handle the situation, manage our personal stress levels, and help our teams cope.
Stress is a killer. I don’t mean that figuratively…
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Whatever you want to achieve this year, the framework is simple for successfully doing it. However, while it might be simple — and perhaps even obvious — it is not easy.
It’s kind of funny. I encounter many people who are looking for the “secret to success.”
They want to hear about some new hack, technique, or strategy that they have never seen. They want something that no one has ever thought of before.
Sorry, folks. Nothing is new.
Or, I could say, what’s…
Lately, my writing process seems to be:
😡 Write angry
🧘♂️ Edit calm
It came to mind as I remembered the quote often misattributed to Ernest Hemingway:
“Write drunk, edit sober”
He was actually talking about William Faulkner’s drinking habits.
However, the spirit of the statement holds true. I find that the words flow, and I’m inspired to write quickly when I’m upset about something.
The passion for an issue helps me get the thoughts out of my head. I’ve learned to unleash the words that reflect how I feel, even when they are entirely too inflammatory ever to publish.
What if I told you that a podcast brings in $2–4M in annual revenue on Patreon? No, that’s not my Patreon page (I wish!).
Did you know that the top streamer on Twitch pulls in over $5M a year?
Yeah, I was surprised too.
Whether you call it the “passion economy” or the “creator economy,” something fascinating is happening for people who crave freedom in their work and lives. More services and platforms have been springing up over the past few years that enable you to make a living simply from who you are and what you can do.
My wife and I have raised our children together for 20+ years. Our daughter has already graduated from college and is now in graduate school. Our oldest son will soon be graduating from college. Our youngest son is finishing up his senior year in high school and has already applied to several colleges.
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