Career Success

The Magic of Looking Inside Yourself

When things aren’t going so well, it’s easy to think the problem is “out there.” I know because I’ve been there. In fact, in 2008 I was in a dark place for almost a year and I was looking for the problem and for solutions everywhere but inside me. If something isn’t going right for […]

How To Get The Promotion or Raise You Deserve

A client of mine was just offered a management position. More than that, he was offered a significant raise and very attractive overall compensation package. That happened because he knows some things most people don’t. What about you? Would you like a raise? Have you been thinking about asking for a raise? If you asked […]

How to Create What You Want in 2015

If you want to know what 2015 will be like for you, it’s not hard to predict. What will happen over the next twelve months is largely dependent upon what you expect to happen—what you believe will happen. 2015 won’t be what you want it to be. What you believe and expect to happen will […]

Getting Real About Leadership

I’m happy to feature a guest post from Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting and author of the book Leaders Open Doors. It’s a refreshing book on what makes extraordinary leaders and it’s a short read.   Originally published at Thin Difference on 5/15/2013.  Getting Real about Leadership – by Bill Treasurer […]

Are You Ready to Roar?

    Are You Ready to Roar? When we come into this world, our instinct is to be who we naturally are, to know what we want, to communicate our needs and desires and to assume we are worthy of all of them. We come into this world ready to “roar”—to fully express ourselves. Beginning […]

Seven Questions To Rock Your World Today

Alan’s “Seven Questions To Rock Your World Today” How will I communicate with myself today to fuel my mind, body and spirit? (The truth is, if you master this one thing, you will be living in a rare space.) How can I offer myself unconditional support, on all levels, to thrive today? Who is most important in […]

Stand By Me: What Your Employees Really Need

One of my all time favorite songs is “Stand By Me.” Whether it’s the original version by Ben E. King or Bono and Springsteen or others, the heartfelt plea of the song never fails to get to me. Here’s another one: “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers. Truer words were never put to music: Sometimes […]

Amazon Pays Unhappy Employees to Leave

How much money would it take to get you to quit your company and move on to another opportunity? Even if you knew what that number is, I bet your company wouldn’t pay it. But two of the best companies in the world would and do; Amazon and Zappos. Why? Because they know if you’re […]

Insanity: A New Definition

You know the classic defintion of insanity:  “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein However, I think Einstein missed something important. I think we do something else that is more “insane” than what he pointed out. In a nutshell: We do something that gets results for us. We fail […]

Don’t Set Goals For 2014

A friend and colleague emailed me a few days ago to ask me if I had set my goals for the upcoming New Year. I hadn’t yet–and my suggestion for you is to hold off setting any goals for next year for now. (By the way, if you supervise or manage anyone at work, apply […]