The Common Sense Guy

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Graduation Advice

It’s graduation time, and with it comes a lot of advice from a lot of different people. Here is some of the more interesting common sense advice I’ve come across in this year’s commencement addresses. Tufts University -- Lance Armstrong "My education has been on a deathbed. I realized that the only... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Marketing Advice for Small Business

On this blog, I focus on three things: 1) building a great career, 2) leading people, and 3) running a small business. Recently, I came across a copy of a great book by Francine Silverman entitled Book Marketing from A – Z. I’m discussing it on this blog because it is more than a book about how to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Power of Affirmations

If you’ve been reading, you know that I’ve been posting a lot about becoming a career star lately. A few weeks ago, I was writing about self confidence. Several people have commented that I didn’t post anything on the importance of affirmations in building self confidence. I’m correcting that here.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sylvia Montero and Powerful Personal Impact

It’s 1978. A young Hispanic woman with a little more than one year of experience is in New York interviewing for a job. She hopes to become a Human Resources Associate at a pharmaceutical plant in Puerto Rico. She has passed all of the hurdles in Puerto Rico. Now she must pass one more test – with... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Positive Personal Impact, Part 3

I’ve been writing about how to become a star in your life and career. My Star Power model has five points: Self Confidence Positive Personal Impact Performance Communication Skills Interpersonal Competence I have done several posts on building self confidence. Now, I’m offering my thoughts on... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Positive Personal Impact, Part 2

I’ve been writing about how to become a star in your life and career. My Star Power model has five points: Self Confidence Positive Personal Impact Performance Communication Skills Interpersonal Competence I have done several posts on building self confidence. Now, I’m offering my thoughts on... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A Virtual Alex's Lemonade Stand

If you read my newsletter and this blog, you know that I am a big believer in the Power of One. Alexandra Scott, a child who died of cancer at the age of eight personifies the Power of One. When she was four, and suffering from childhood cancer, she set up a lemonade stand in her front yard to raise... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Book Yourself Solid

Today is Sunday. I’m sitting on a plane, Continental flight 629, Denver to Newark. I usually post Monday through Friday. However, I’ve just finished reading a book that got me so excited that I couldn’t wait till tomorrow to post about it. The book is Book Yourself Solid. The author is Michael Port... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Personal Impact

I’ve been writing about how to become a star in your life and career. My Star Power model has five points: Self Confidence Positive Personal Impact Performance Communication Skills Interpersonal Competence Last week, I was posting about building self confidence. Today, I’d like to offer my thoughts... Sign in to see full entry.

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