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New Technology or Old Human Nature?

By Pat Meehan



In our quest to find the answers or connections that bond us, each of us, we seek to the world of high tech and the global social network. What do we find in this quest? We find the feel of the winter, summer, spring and fall. We connect through the common vision of the moon and the stars. We feel closer to those in other…
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Added by Pat Meehan on June 5, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Pulling Information for Your Resume



By Pat Meehan



Let’s take a look into your current job and start to identify all of the little things you do each day that add up to making you capable of doing your job responsibly, and without supervision. This takes a…
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Added by Pat Meehan on June 4, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Business Unusual - For The Business Owner

By Pat Meehan



“Another day another dollar...” If that’s all it is then why are we here each day doing our mundane tasks? What is our purpose? “Another day another dollar...” We have heard this term so often and what does it really mean? This is a statement of frustration, stagnation, and resignation that anything will ever get better and that everything will always remain the same. Is this is what you are stuck with, and if it is,…

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Added by Pat Meehan on June 2, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Memorial Day Tribute



By Pat Meehan



A Memorial Day Tribute to all of the soldiers, sailors and marines and the families of those troops whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for our safety and the protection of Liberty!…
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Added by Pat Meehan on May 29, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Understanding Accountability

By Pat Meehan



“When we truly take accountability for ourselves, we are freeing ourselves from the chains of self pity, poverty, blaming others, and being victims.”

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Accountability can be a very scary word. Many of us grew up to learn it as a negative word that assigned blame for something we did wrong. For example, you may have gotten a D on your report card in the 6th grade and your dad said to you, “I’m…

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Added by Pat Meehan on May 26, 2010 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Dealing With a Job Loss

By Pat Meehan



Being downsized from a job is listed in the top ten most stressful things a person experiences in a lifetime. Dealing and coping with this situation is a big adjustment. It will take a little time to get…
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Added by Pat Meehan on May 19, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

Negotiating Better Payment Terms

By Pat Meehan



In an earlier blog we determined the importance of cash flow. Without steady cash flow bills can’t be paid, payrolls can’t be met, and stress infiltrates the operation. Today, cash flow is more critical than ever before. Banks have closed credit lines, SBA is just “not making loans,” and customers are thinking twice before buying any product or service.



This just might be a good time to make some business changes in the area of payment terms for your small… Continue

Added by Pat Meehan on May 17, 2010 at 9:46am — 4 Comments

Kids are the Best Teachers

By Pat Meehan



Today I completed two days of participating in "Earth Day." This was something I was asked to do in Spencer County, Indiana as a service to pre-school, 1st grade and 2nd grade kids (about 500 in all). The…
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Added by Pat Meehan on May 12, 2010 at 2:09am — No Comments

The Unknown – Get to Know it a Little Better



By Pat Meehan



“Managing change is the art of breaking down unknowns into predictable and hopeful visions of the future.”

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Fear of the Unknown …. That phrase doesn’t really make much sense does it? Fear is not measurable or tangible. It is a…

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Added by Pat Meehan on April 30, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Never Too Old!



By Pat Meehan



There is nothing more enlightening than to watch a person who has worked for a company for thirty or more years to continue to improve himself/ herself and have visions of his/her career future. It is so commendable when a person, who is fifty…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 29, 2010 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

Utilizing Networking in Your Career

By Pat Meehan

Building a network over a lifetime is the most accountable thing we can do. It is the epitome of being a proactive person. Day by day, we build on this chain of meaningful personal relationships to which we can exchange the gifts of our ideas and influence. We should value these relationships and put great trust in them as they continue to develop. Stephen Covey teaches that a relationship is like an “emotional bank account.” We must nurture this emotional bank…

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Added by Pat Meehan on April 29, 2010 at 12:13am — No Comments

Self-Improvement comes in Small Steps



By Pat Meehan



Each person has many opportunities for self-improvement that fall in line with his/her self –awareness, or “realized, developed skills.” The recipe for effective self-improvement is as…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 26, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The First Rule for Small Business: "Collect Your Money"

The First Rule for Small Business: "Collect Your Money"

By Pat Meehan



If you own or manage a small business, you know the importance of cash flow. Without it bills can’t be paid, payrolls can’t be met, and stress infiltrates the…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 25, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Downtime or Social Networking Time?

By Pat Meehan



This is not, by far, a scientific study or measured analysis but it seems to me that the slowest part of my day, meaning incoming calls, emails and people answering the phone, happens from about noon until 4:00PM. Then from 4:00 until 5:30, it all picks up again. …







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Added by Pat Meehan on April 23, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

The Four T's of Success



By Pat Meehan



In this time of recession and recovery, the greatest opportunities of your life lie ahead of you. Your mind and your being, combined with purpose, will produce your best work yet. Never suppose that you are nearly finished, for…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 22, 2010 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

Self-Awareness is Your Career Ticket



By Pat Meehan



Once self-awareness is ingrained in habit, the search for self-improvement becomes an ever evolving natural course.”

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If you have started reading this first sentence and are still reading, you are really thinking that you can pull off a new life long career growth…

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Added by Pat Meehan on April 21, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Working with Executive Recruiters or "Headhunters"

By Pat Meehan



Executive recruiters, often known as “Headhunters,” are independent contractors. They are hired by companies to search for talented candidates that…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 20, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

Identifying and Planning Self-Improvement Activities

By Pat Meehan



In your job search and through building your resume you have discovered some new things about yourself. You have become much more self-aware of your skills and accomplishments and now it’s time to start evaluating where you are now and where you want to go from…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 20, 2010 at 12:12am — 1 Comment

Bluegrass Music... What a Life!



By Pat Meehan



A small businessman can get pretty wrapped up and self absorbed in a tough economy. That’s what was happening to me about a year ago. The old saying "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" was holding true for me as well. About that time, Bluegrass music came back into my life. I've played music in four local…

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Added by Pat Meehan on April 14, 2010 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Are you too old to get a job?

By Pat Meehan



As a baby boomer myself, at age 57, and even though I can do pretty well on this desk top computer I’m typing on, I don’t own or operate a blackberry, I don’t like laptops, and I never send text messages. I even have a cell phone that doesn’t take pictures, much less opens up Microsoft Outlook. I have no desire to get emails 24 hours a day. Yet, in 2009, the toughest economic year in nearly 70 years, nearly one third of my…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 13, 2010 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

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