As a fan of the band Rush, it was with stunned disbelief when I read that Neil Peart passed away right after the new year. Neil was a pro in every sense of the word. After the announcement that he died from brain cancer, tributes poured in from fans, and fellow musicians. His skills are…… Continue reading The Greatness of Neil Peart
As I watched the final round of The Open Championship, I wondered if the two top contenders going down the stretch had one any of golf’s majors. I enjoy when someone can celebrate their first big win as a professional. This year, Shane Lowry won handily, and raised the Claret Jug for his first major…… Continue reading Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Think of life as just a long string of learning opportunities. Individuals learn and grow through all stages of life, experiences building upon experiences. Humans are simply a culmination of what they have learned and experienced from birth until death. Learning derives from experience. When someone fails an exam in school, the lesson learned is…… Continue reading Embrace All Learning Examples
I was asked recently from a college student about how to get an internship position, and took some time to share my advice and recommendations. One of the problems in the business and technology world is entry level positions do not seem to be truly entry level in terms of requirements. Many entry level positions…… Continue reading Internship: Getting Experience
One great method for gauging success is whether or not an individual has set and achieved goals. Goals can be personal, professional, or some combination of each. In an interview, prospective employers will want to see your accomplishments. What did you achieve in past positions? What is common for those who are successful is that…… Continue reading Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly
The idea of continuous improvement should always be at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and actions regarding a career. Job types or industries do not matter. Someone can be an assembly line worker, or an executive. What everyone shares in common is the need to continuously improve. Failure to do so will only cause…… Continue reading Continuously Learn and Grow
I was the classic under-achiever back in high school skimming by with the least amount of effort, and being happy just passing. Needless to say, when I graduated, trying to get into college was a challenge. Luckily for me, there was a program at North Carolina State University that was designed for people who wanted…… Continue reading Keep Learning!