Synergy Between Sales and Operations

I’ve worked in both sales and non-sales roles, but have spent most of my career thus far in an outside sales capacity. I think and have seen, that for whatever reason, there is often a butting of heads between the sales arm of a company and the operational and support portion of a business. But […]

"I don't have time" means "It isn't a priority"

This idea has stuck with me. I think I first heard it from Daymond John, one of the Sharks on the show Shark Tank. It is true that each of us has 24 hours in a day, and that our time is a limited resource. Do you have time to do everything? Of course not. […]

There is Never a “Right” Time

People sometimes avoid doing things in life because… maybe they’re scared, maybe they have no one supporting them, or maybe they are simply waiting for the “right time.” Most of us have probably heard of the phrase “paralysis by analysis.” There is a fine line between preparedness and over analyzing. Gathering data and discussing info […]

Logistics in South Africa, 40 Years Selling, and Early Retirement

In this new podcast episode I talk to Marc McDaniel, VP with Ryder, who has had four decades of sales experience, all focused in the trucking industry. Marc sheds light on balancing your career with family, prospecting tips, and walks us through how he navigated a multi-million dollar proposal. Below are some links. Enjoy! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/career-yak/id1488755087?i=1000458396636 […]

My New Career Podcast

I’ve always been fascinated with what people do and the journeys that they have taken to get there. Some of the greatest pieces of professional advice that I have received have come from coworkers, friends and customers in casual conversation. Throughout my outside sales experience I’ve been fortunate enough to get to meet a variety […]

Succeed Where You Are

During my first few years of post-college work, I was fortunate to have multiple opportunities to move up at my company in both position and pay in a short period. But as you take on more responsibilities, roles get more difficult and there may not be as many open positions for further promotions. Searching for […]

Biz Profile: Ken Goodwillie of Divine Design

I’m fascinated by entrepreneurship. The process of someone creating a business out of nothing and using that business to support their family, or create more jobs, or produce a product that helps people in some way is an amazing thing. What better way is there to learn more about small businesses and startups than to […]