I’ve worked in Silicon Valley startups and fast growing companies since 1997. Here are some tips to balance your personal life with career, especially if you’re building a new business. 1). Get focused. I worked at an ecommerce startup which was ultimately acquired for a valuation of $1.2 billion. On my first day of work, I asked the CEO if he … [Read more...] about How to Be an Entrepreneur and Still Have a Life
Most college students are clueless about professional networking. In my last blog post “Starting College? How to Avoid the ‘I’ll Be Happy Only When…’ Syndrome”, I shared some tips related to Learning and Lifestyle, as I looked back on when I started college 32 years ago. Many readers commented that the ideas were helpful, whether you’re in college … [Read more...] about How To Expand Your Professional Network While Still In School
Are you starting college? Or do you know somebody who is? I recently helped my girlfriend’s daughter relocate from San Francisco to New York City, to begin her freshman year of higher education. A lot has changed since I moved from Omaha to Iowa City to start college 32 years ago, but the following six tips were valid then, and they're valid now. … [Read more...] about Starting College? How to Avoid the “I’ll Be Happy Only When…” Syndrome
On July 1, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced that he would soon be undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for throat cancer. He wrote “the prognosis from my doctors is excellent, the cancer was caught quickly, and my condition is curable.” A reader wrote me and asked if, given my own experiences, I would be willing to share some thoughts on … [Read more...] about Live **As If ** You Had Cancer
What must you have, be, or do, in order to be happy? What is essential for you to experience pleasure, purpose, and peace? And how do you figure this out? In my last post, I suggested that you identify your “Non-Negotiables” to avert a life crisis and reduce your Fear Of Missing Out. Are Non-Negotiables the same as goals? Not really. A goal … [Read more...] about PART II: How to Figure Out What’s Important in Your Life
I coach and mentor many people who struggle to decide what to do with their careers and their lives. Sometimes they’ve been working for a few years, and already have hit their “Quarter Life Crisis”, when they realize that they’re now doing the work that they studied for since the age of 4 -- but they can’t see themselves doing this work for 40 more … [Read more...] about Do You Know Your “Non-Negotiables” in Life?