Smart or Wise?

Have you heard this one? A young lawyer and a senior citizen are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that these old guys are so dumb that he could get one over on this one easily. So, he asks if the old guy would like to play a fun game. The senior is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists, saying... Continue reading

The First Domino

I am often asked, “How long does the average job search take?” Truth be known, I don”t know. The only thing I do know is that the less the preparation – the longer the time. Let’s face it, you now have a full time position and it is to find your next full time position. In order to perform at the highest possible level, you must be knowledgeable about the process and confident in your... Continue reading


On March 31, 1986 my wife and I sat in a room with 200 of our friends and co-workers at the South Central Headquarters of Mervyn’s Department Stores and were told that the company was closing the facility and we were all terminated. It was, or we thought at the time, a serious trauma. On May 8, 1997 my best friend died of pancreatic cancer. It was then that I learned the real definition trauma. There... Continue reading