Surviving a Layoff

Surviving a Layoff

The Good Men Project’s series How to Survive in the 21st Century delivers survival-mode insight on accepting life-changing circumstances, and gives you the road map to your new normal.

It might help to know, downsizing, can and likely will, become a part of your history at some junction.

In this 21st Century, life is different, moving at breakneck speed; it’s all we can do to keep up. As much as we try to plan the details of our lives sometimes events happen beyond our control, or we might realize we have no control. The visions others have for their lives and personal evolutions, and where they wish their journey to take them, their company, or their relationship, may not play nicely with the path we have carved to lead us to the future we desire. The Good Men Project’s 5-part series, How to Survive in the 21st Century, delivers survival-mode insight on how to accept your new normal, whether it be a devastating diagnosis, an unanticipated breakup, a bankruptcy, or other equally surprising occurrence, and then supplies the road map for getting on with your life. (more…)

11 Steps to Regain Faith in Yourself

11 Steps to Regain Faith in Yourself

The Good Men Project’s series How to Survive in the 21st Century delivers survival-mode insight on accepting life-changing circumstances and gives you the road map to your new normal.

In this 21st Century, life is different, moving at breakneck speed; it’s all we can do to keep up. As much as we try to plan the details of our lives sometimes events happen beyond our control, or we might realize we have no control. The visions others have for their lives and personal evolutions, and where they wish their journey to take them, their company, or their relationship, may not play nicely with the path we have carved to lead us to the future we desire. The Good Men Project’s 5-part series, How to Survive in the 21st Century, delivers survival-mode insight on how to accept your new normal, whether it be a devastating diagnosis, an unanticipated breakup, a bankruptcy, or other equally surprising occurrence, and then supplies the road map for getting on with your life. (more…)

I Learned to Say “No” and Pissed a Bunch of People Off

I Learned to Say “No” and Pissed a Bunch of People Off

Standing your ground can come at a steep price, but you will never regret it.

We’re there, you and me. All our lives, accommodating. Using time and energy because we care about other people. It makes you feel like a doormat sometimes, doesn’t it? But you understand everyone goes through ordeals, and hey, I don’t judge. I’m betting you don’t either if you’re a giver. So we continue to try and understand, to extend ourselves to our own detriment, and in a weird way, it still feels good.
 
Due to the crazy emotions of never believing I was enough, of needing to prove myself, I lived in that place.

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Seven Business Lessons From a Reluctant Entrepreneur

Seven Business Lessons From a Reluctant Entrepreneur

The physical deterioration from the disease in my body came the way change does, all at once, with no warning and with zero consideration for my aspirations.

Long story short, sickness interfered with my career goals, or rather, it eviscerated them. From a steady, predictable gig in the corporate world, I was thrust into frantic scrambling to find any semblance of marketing work in mere months. I went from holding the position of web admin at a retail powerhouse to holding onto the walls to support myself when I walked. I eventually lost my job because I was not well enough to commit to the hours needed on site, and I am still not recovered enough to consider anything in that capacity. I may never be. (more…)

I’m Here to Work. So, Stop Hitting on Me!

I’m Here to Work. So, Stop Hitting on Me!

Both men and women will pass up the chance to work with someone, no matter how well connected they may be if they know there is an ulterior sexual motive.

Look, by now we should all know there are right ways and wrong ways to network. Especially on Social Media. And you would think, in this modern day and age, that we wouldn’t have to write out guidelines for business interactions between grown-ups. But, based on both my own personal interactions and examples I’ve seen and heard from  my peers, men and women both, clearly we do.

So, without further ado: Here are some important social networking guidelines that apply across the board when you are reaching out as one professional to another. These apply to men, women, and anyone in-between. (more…)