Here’s the joke… An optimist falls off a 10-story building. As he passes the sixth story, someone yells from the window, “How’s it going?” The man yells back, “So far, so good!” This is kind of how it feels after you make a big leap. Like quitting your job. Depending on what “story” you’ve jumped from, the actual landing may look different from what you imagine.
By Amanda Cleary Eastep “Are you afraid to put your stake in the ground?” Smack in the middle of my biz consultation, advisor Jackie Nagel of Synnovatia stopped me in my wandering tracks. This was my second consultation with Jackie, and she quickly moved to the topic of strategic goal setting. (NOTE: A strategy is NOT … Continue reading Have you put your stake in the ground?
The first time I experienced a negative reaction to my choice of career in public relations, I was sitting in the doctor's office awaiting my pain management test. "So what do you do?" asked the doctor, making friendly chit-chat before hooking me up to a contraption that would test my nerve sensitivity. "I'm in PR," I said, … Continue reading Video: Spin sucks, my chat with CEO Gini Dietrich
By Amanda Cleary Eastep Every night I take it to bed with me, wake up with it, and feel it breathing down my neck when I'm not giving enough attention to it. (No, it isn't an overly affectionate labrador.) It's my purpose. Sometimes purpose manifests itself in different ways throughout our lives and sometimes as one activity that … Continue reading What Your Purpose Is Not
By Amanda Cleary Eastep Our departure from our favorite restaurant is halted by the owner. “You ate too fast,” Bea says, in her lovely Ghanaian accent that makes her sound more disappointed than scolding. We don’t want her to think we didn’t enjoy our meal of jerk chicken, lamb shank smothered in brown gravy, buttered cabbage, steamy … Continue reading Hospitality: Does Your Business Measure Up to Bea’s Standards?