Be Intent on Knowing

"Life without knowledge is death in disguise." -- Talib Kweli What are you learning? What do you want to know? Are you open to what life brings to the table? "Professional development" is just a fancy way of saying learning. You have to keep learning and because anything that does not grow is dead. Seek … Continue reading Be Intent on Knowing


Nothing Is As It Once Was

You must understand that tradition counts for very little in most industries today. It's all about innovation and setting yourself apart. People want tailored experiences in everything from education to grocery shopping to banking. If you are not willing to adjust with the times, you will find yourself a fossil in the land of the … Continue reading Nothing Is As It Once Was

Sometimes It Won’t Make Sense

... and that's ok. I realize that, with every single job that I have, there are things that are done that make no sense.  There are processes that are archaic that companies/organizations don't want to change because people gravitate to what they know and that is what it is.  But I do them because I'm getting … Continue reading Sometimes It Won’t Make Sense

#TrendingThursday Week 109

Good morning/afternoon/evening!  I hope everyone has had a great week thus far.  Just one more day to go.  I hope this list of great reads helps you continue to grow.  As always, thanks for stopping by The Reader and guiding your friends here.  It is steadily becoming one of the top sites for professional development on … Continue reading #TrendingThursday Week 109

#TrendingThursday Week 92

I hope everyone has had a great first week of the month.  I am definitely looking forward to it being a good one.  As always, I'm reading a ton and this week I found a bunch of great pieces.  Share them with anyone you know who will possibly appreciate them.  Have a great weekend. The … Continue reading #TrendingThursday Week 92

Six Money Moves You Should Make in 2013

This is only the second time I've posted twice in one day in the nearly seven months that I've been posting in this blog.  That's how strongly I feel about you all having the opportunity to read this article about your finances early on in 2013.  Start off 2013 on the right foot.  Take advantage … Continue reading Six Money Moves You Should Make in 2013

A Time for Change

A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done. - Cardinal Newman Tomorrow, we begin a new year. 2013 is almost here and some of us are still in the same place we were on 12/31/2011. I'm not … Continue reading A Time for Change