The Epic of Mullet Head: From Starving Artist to Millionaire I am a 47-year-old left-handed Gemini. A Communications Expert, Business Consultant and Awareness Trainer. I’ll forgo the verbal-vomit resume because I’d rather tell you my story–from a flat broke and desperate door-to-door salesman, to a multi-millionaire, then traveling to India, living essentially as a monk for two years. Your standard rags-to-riches-to-rags tale… But keep reading, please: there’s some vital information at the end that may lead you towards your life’s purpose and achieving the happiness and success you deserve. My journey starts in the summer of 1998: I was 6’2” [...]
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Attraction Infractions: Seven Ways We Tank Our Interactions in the First Seven Seconds I took sales job when I was 28 years old. Calling on small businesses, ice cold, commission only. The Mission: 25 face-to-face walk ins a day; 25 more follow up phone calls each afternoon. It took me three months to make my first sale. Quota was two/week. Slow learner. I made less than $10,000 that year. Despite working very hard, and suffered mightily in the process. What went wrong, you may ask, what was it? Well, my manager had no clue. Obviously, I didn’t either. So we [...]
From the Other Side of the Desk: What You Really Need to Know About Interviews and Face to Face Meetings You’ve read the “how to write a killer résumé” books, and you can talk at length about your work history. You’ve written down questions to ask at the end of the interview. You have solid references. Now you’re ready for the inside scoop. From someone who has interviewed, screened, passed over or turned down thousands of young professionals whose dreams came up short, I can tell you one thing: It wasn’t a lack of experience that got em. It was [...]
Why Social Intelligence Leads to Professional SuccessThis past month I gave a key note talk and training at a University, in upstate New York. I got to put myself back in the mindset of when I was in graduate school.Those memories are bitter-sweet.Well, mostly bitter.The way I remember it, in my late 20s an outrageously skinny, socially-reclusive, starving artist-type with bad acne, and little sense of my own self -orth. Basically disgruntled and deflated… disappointed by life.Oh, and I was flat broke.Given that I had a 2.5 GPA in undergraduate, it’s safe to say my intelligence and work ethic were somewhat average.So…the [...]