From this day forward, you should consider yourself to be JOE DOE, INC., your own ‘free agent,’ responsible for your own identity, (branding), career and future….It’s ALL about connections.

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Are you wearing an apron or a bib today? It is a law of human nature that when you are overwhelmed and overburdened, you are more resentful of those who appear to be cruising through their day. If you doubt this, ask any woman in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day or the parent of a teenager.

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To comfortably and successfully navigate the job market, and the workplace with the workforce, you must know when to take things personally and when it’s best to let things go

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I remember that day with the sharp, rare clarity it possessed…..A day that makes you thankful to be alive. Little did I know…
Our corporate motto was “Shed light and the people will find their own way.” The world was clothed in darkness. A lot of people were seeking light that day and in the days that followed.
“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning,” Louisa May Alcott.

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone,” (George Eliot)

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The things you learn in maturity seldom involved information and skills. We learn by accepting the obligations of life, by suffering, by taking risks, by loving, by bearing life’s indignities with dignity.

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