Personal Development

I couldn’t wait to get home from a weekend at the Jersey Shore.

Early in my career, I was so damn stubborn and rigid with my work that any simple change would throw me for a loop. It took some stumbles to realize that I couldn’t control everything. If only I had connected the dots in the early stages of my career and remembered a lesson I learned …

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A simple but powerful question to ask yourself.

I was speaking a few months ago as part of a panel discussion when a gentleman who was mid-career shared his story. He was having a rough go at work. He was under-utilized, didn’t see a pathway to greater success, and felt he was always on the outside looking in. Like most of us, he had real-world worries …

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You’re building a life and career.  Expect adversity. 

If you told me 5 years ago that I’d be posing recently with Kristin for a photo at a friend’s wedding last week, I would’ve had some doubts. We’ve been together for over 30 years and it’s been difficult at times. Giving up would’ve been easy, but we realized we were better together than apart; …

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Seriously now. What can this kid possibly offer me?

Since I was a kid, I’ve always fashioned myself a bit of a writer. It’s likely what led me to my career in marketing, communications, advertising. I was invited to have lunch in Philadelphia in spring 2019 with the Dean of Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. I thought the lunch would be for a …

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It’s OK…and sometimes necessary…to spend some time alone with yourself.

This is 201 E. St Johns Avenue in Villas, NJ.  About 8 miles from Cape May.  My grandparents owned this house from 1974-1995.  Growing up, we didn’t have much money, so this simple house was my family’s usual summer vacation spot, even though it was a but of a drive to the beach. From Thursday, …

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