I apologise because I cannot remember where I originally found this to attribute it. But it will take just 37 seconds to read and change your thinking. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The… Read More »Change Your Viewpoint
Just around this time last year, I was 95% certain that all the medical appointments, tests and scans were leading to one inevitable conclusion, I had cancer. Just a few days after Christmas last year it was confirmed. This Christmas I will be celebrating that I am cancer free, loving life and truly grateful for my family and friends, spending time with them and being present in the moment. The… Read More »There’s No Such Thing as a Personal Brand Emergency
"You're not alone, in fact this type of cancer is the fastest growing type of oral cancer in men under 55, who do not smoke and are not heavy drinkers" That word "cancer" immediately causes a heightened level of awareness as well as obvious concern. Last October after a great summer vacation with my family in Jamaica and what I thought was a viral lump in my neck gland had… Read More »Cancer is personal, so it’s part of my brand
In going about my Christmas shopping this year and talking with retailers, there seemed to be an under current of a backlash against all the commercialism that the holiday season brings, I certainly am not claiming to be innocent of this either. So when someone (apologies for not recalling who) on my LinkedIn network posted this recently, it just seemed so appropriate for today, but also as you Review Your… Read More »Review Your Year With No Fear – Change Your Thinking
However you choose to be celebrating this holiday season I wish you every happiness, joy and time with those that mean the most to you. May your new year be filled with opportunity, success and living a personal brand that is true to who you are. BY THE WAY………… This is the last opportunity to sign up for a very special program starting just before the holiday break… Read More »A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all
The usual response to the question of "Are you a giver or a grabber?" is you would hope to be labelled a giver. But according to Craig Parkes a professor in Washington State University's Department of Psychology if you are not asking for much in return then you might be damaging your personal brand more than enhancing it. In his Harvard Business Review article 'Your Most Helpful Colleague (Don't… Read More »Are you a giver or a grabber?