How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

"If you lost all your skin ..., would you die?" Up until that moment, I'd been enjoying a few minutes of downtime with some light reading after a long work day. LT's latest five-year-old pondering caught me off guard. He had to be asking someone else. Putting down my magazine, I looked around the room, … Continue reading How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

8 Highly effective ways NOT to promote YOU

There are a number of things I am good at, however, self-promotion is not one of them. Ask any of the people who comment on my posts regularly. Heck, ask pretty much anyone. Chances are they will agree. As a firm believer in the concept that there is always something to learn, some additional skill to … Continue reading 8 Highly effective ways NOT to promote YOU

At least I get to keep my miles

I was standing in the middle of a pre-dawn parking lot in Florida dressed in a crumpled tee-shirt and pajama bottoms waiting for the booming horn and pulsing strobe light to signal it was safe to return inside the building while hoping beyond hope that my boss wouldn't see me. Actually I preferred no one … Continue reading At least I get to keep my miles

Once stung, twice equipped with repellent

When I was a teenager, I was attacked by a swarm of ground hornets while hiking with a group of friends. I never even saw their nest. Someone ahead of me must have inadvertently stepped where he or she shouldn't have and by the time they had flown to the surface in a rage I was … Continue reading Once stung, twice equipped with repellent

If you are irreplaceable why try to replace someone else?

My parents divorced early in my childhood and my mom was lucky enough to meet and marry my stepdad a few years later. One afternoon, shortly afterwards, my mom pulled me aside. She wanted me to know that my stepdad was not trying to replace my father, but that we were all going to have to … Continue reading If you are irreplaceable why try to replace someone else?