Why you NEED a 5 Page Résumé


“You MUST keep your résumé to 1 page…unless you’re going for an executive level position.”

It’s advice people hear so often that they don’t even question it.  They work themselves ragged for days or weeks at a time, tweaking and trimming, shifting margins by a fraction of an inch, and adjusting their word choice to choose shorter words when they find that a single word has snuck onto the next line.

It’s also complete and utter [Read More…]

Destroy Your Business for Fun and Profit


“I don’t like you in the same way as you like me”

“I think maybe we should see other people”

“It’s not you, it’s me”

We have plenty of language for breaking off a relationship when we realize it just isn’t working out, but what about when our business isn’t working out?

At some point, every entrepreneur will be confronted with the thought that his business just isn’t working out.  Most friends [Read More…]

Make this the Year you Kick your Own Ass



Here it is, the gratuitous New Years post.  You all knew it was coming.  However, this post is not about meaningless resolutions.  This is not about saying you’re going to do something and forgetting about it next week.  This is about creating real, meaningful change in your life.

That’s part of the reason I waited until a week after New Years to make this post.  By now, gone are the social pressures to [Read More…]

The Road to Success Step Five: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

This is the final step in my Road to Success series.  (Can you believe it’s over already) Please feel free to comment or email me with other feedback.  I’m planning much bigger, more involved series down the road, so I’d be interested to get your take on the inaugural one.

So far you’ve recognized your fears, broken down your goals, became your own expert, and ignored everyone else’s rules.  So now what?

Now?  You refine.  The road to success is not a [Read More…]

Prove Yourself Wrong

I’d like to talk to you about a dirty word today.  It’s four-letters long, begins with C and ends in NT, and has a vowel in between.  That word, of course, is “Can’t!”

How many times do you say that stupid, little word every day?  How many times do you stop yourself from doing something just because you “can’t?”

It’s a cliché to say “‘can’t’ really just means ‘won’t’” when we hear someone else say they can’t do something (especially when it’s something we [Read More…]

The Myth of the Overnight Success

"Oh, yeah! Success!"

We’ve all had those thoughts, those “Why not me” thoughts, those, “If only I had come up with that idea instead of him” thoughts.

They start innocently enough, we see an interview with Mark Zuckerberg talking about how many users Facebook has or hear about Richard Branson taking Virgin across the UK in a matter of months…both before their 30th birthdays.  You feel like you missed the boat, you [Read More…]