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Take Back Your Health...NOW!

I’m very serious about taking back my health.  Something happens to us when we reach a certain age and gravity it’s our friend anymore.  If you’re like me you face challenges head-on.  So when I began noticing unwanted droops and mental lapses I went into “mission” mode. After consulting with my doctor, I’ve decided to... Read more »

The Sexy Business Attitude in Chicago

I’ve lived in a boatload of cities:  Omaha, Houston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati and now Chicago.  I can tell you with great authority and experience that Chicago has by far THE sexiest business attitude of all of them….I didn’t say “sexist”. I said “sexiest”.  It’s edgy, innovative, strong, determined, community oriented, and last but not... Read more »

Jimmy Greenfield is a good guy

The nicest and most unexpected thing happened to me today and I wanted to share it with you.  I’m a writer.  I write because it keeps me sane….especially during winters like this.  I hardly ever get paid to write, but that’s OK.  I write because I know I’m good and I know have something to... Read more »
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Little ity bity, teeny, tiny reinvention tips

The reinvention process involves change.  I’ve learned that if I start with huge impossible changes, I won’t follow through…..I’ll be disappointed and crabby.  In an effort to keep you from becoming crabby, I’m recommending small, minute changes that will help you get used to change.  Then when the day comes that you get fired or... Read more »

2014 is the year of the product....YOU are the product.

2014 is the year of the product and YOU are the product!  Don’t let this concept scare you.  To understand and believe that you are the product and an asset in today’s marketplace puts you in a very powerful place.  Being powerful gives you an advantage.  Here are three ways to capitalize on your newfound... Read more »

15 Actions You Must Take To Get A Job Today

Find 20 jobs online that you qualify for.   Read each one of them carefully and notice descriptors, industry jargon etc. that appears in more then three jobs.  Incorporate these words into your resume and use them in your LinkedIn Profile and Summary.  These are the “key” words that recruiters and organizations look for when culling... Read more »
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Why we spend more on our pets than we do on our careers.

Just about everyone I know has a pet.  We have a dog.  Casey’s a mutt we got at the human society ten years ago.   She’s a shepherd / akita mix so I refer to her as a “shepkita”.  At last count Casey had at least ten toys that she carries around the basement.  I’d estimate... Read more »

"Don't Pick Your Teeth" And Other Communicating Tips

Yesterday I met with a new networking contact.  We sat at a small table in the lobby of a large hotel downtown and talked for about an hour.  During that 60-minute period my colleague made eye contact with me for about 4 seconds.  The rest of the time her eyes were darting at her shoes,... Read more »

18 things to do when you get the SH....kicked out of you!

Last week was one those “if I ever have another one of these weeks, I’ll crumble into a heap of utter despair and hopelessness”…..yes, on hindsight it was that bad. As business owners we know that things don’t always go the way they want them to….these “bumps in the road” always involve people….god, if we... Read more »
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How to Find "Hard to Find" Employees

I recently met with the CEO of a small trucking company who was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t find applicants to fill driver vacancies he needed to fill. The week before, I met with the owner of a small tech company who can’t find programmers who are willing to stay more than six months... Read more »
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