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I’m Finally Chasing a Goal That’s Nagged Me for Years

By Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4 Permalink 1

I used to run track in college. I was a long jumper. My senior (final) year was wrought with injuries and inconsistent performances. I always expected so much more out of myself and graduated having not officially achieved the distance goal I had in mind: 24 feet/7.32 Meters. I jumped 23'9 my freshman year; but for reasons aplenty, I never flew beyond that. It's bothered me at least once...almost every.damn.day since then. In fact, I still ...

Some Great Career and Life Advice to Keep in Mind

By Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I don't know what I was doing when this story came out earlier this year, but I just happened upon it a few days ago. To sum it up, Mike Rowe, best known for hosting a (non-salacious) show called "Dirty Jobs," offered some awesome career (and life) advice to a fan that wrote in via his Facebook page. Mike tied in a dating example to simplify, because who can't relate to dating struggles?! Anyway, you'll find the question ...

A New Freedom Chase Begins

By Monday, October 20, 2014 5 Permalink 1

This has been a long time coming! We're so excited to get this project off the ground! Can't you tell by the exclamation points?! But seriously, we've been working on relaunching The Freedom Chase for what feels like forever. Our whiteboard was covered with tasks divvied up between the two of us. We debated (for what felt like months) the site and banner colors. Periods of inactivity crept in as we got distracted by other life happenings. ...

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.

— Carl Bard

Great Listen on Envy vs. Inspiration

By Monday, October 20, 2014 0 Permalink 0

So I was listening to one of my new favorite podcast: Behind the Brilliance by Lisa Nicole Bell. If I had to describe the show, I'd say it's a blend of personal, professional (not corporate) and creative development, inspiring conversations with people doing big things, and random tidbits that add value in some way or another. Her tone is casual and doesn't hit the "preachy peachy personal development guru" note that drives some people nuts. The show still feels ...

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

By Saturday, October 18, 2014 2 Permalink 0

I've been part of numerous projects over the years. Each with their own set of challenges. Many have failed, which means I've done a lot of learning. For today (since it's the 100th post), I wanted to highlight some entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. 1. Be extremely selective when adding people to your team. Think of every project you start as your baby. You wouldn't leave your child with just anyone, right? It has to be the ...

Answered: Should I Put a Local Address on My Resume?

I just had a conversation with someone around this very question. As a recruiter, I can tell you that we do look at where someone is located when reviewing his or her resume. Some of us will even screen you out if you're too far away and we don't offer relocation (I've done it). And it's that fear of being screened out that leads some folks to put the local address of a friend or ...