Life and Career

“Dad, there’s always great weather after a storm.”

“Dad, there’s always great weather after a storm.” I was sitting on my balcony in Florida Sunday afternoon, thinking too much about life and career and how the heck I got to where I am despite some really turbulent times in life and career. And then these storm clouds rolled in. Some serious and ominous …

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Be careful not to overplay your strengths.

Strengths, if overplayed, can become weaknesses. This conversation last week reminded me of that: Me: “I hope you don’t mind that I repainted the Bilco doors with Rustoleum.” Kristin: “Why would I mind?” Me: “I’m always looking for ways to improve stuff and wanted to make sure you were OK with this.” While it’s good …

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I loved every bruise, cut, strained hamstring and broken finger.

I played tons of organized sports growing up…baseball, soccer, basketball. I also played tons of street hockey and touch football. I would’ve loved to play organized hockey in a league but there weren’t many rinks to be found in NE Philly in the 70’s. And I would’ve loved to play football in a league, too, …

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Your career (and life) defining moments.

You’ll have them but may not recognize them when they’re happening. But they’ll happen. And when you look back with perspective you’ll say “wow”. I knew someone whose sole mission was to be mired in middle management, make a good living but have little expected of him so as not to put him in a …

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