Category Archives: Professional Development

Thoughts on Overstated Enthusiasm in Language

I have a problem. It seems to be a problem, anyway. Too much enthusiasm. To the point that perhaps its value is diluted. Does that sound like a problem to you? Allow me to explain further. I am a naturally … Continue reading

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Mythbusters: The Self-Made Man (or Woman) – Examining the Claim & A More Humble Perspective

It is sometimes said of or by successful people that they are a “self-made man” (Or woman.) This, to me, seems to indicate that those who report them as such are of the belief that they achieved their mountaintop status … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, You Apologized for WHAT?? A Brief Look at Our Over-Apologizing Culture

I can’t tell you how it started. I can tell you that once I noticed it, it was everywhere, and impossible to ignore. Not to mention, a little upsetting. The overuse of “I’m sorry.” I was formerly a power-user of … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Make Cold Calling More Successful and Enjoyable

At the time of this writing, I am not sure which I naturally prefer: making cold calls or getting stabbed by my cat’s claws. The relative bliss of 20 simultaneous acute flesh wounds might top the list though. I’ll have … Continue reading

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