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 […]

Rest, Recharge, Relax, and Refresh

It is so important to spend pockets of time disconnected from work. Not only can these moments be enjoyable and memorable, but they can also help you return to work energized. Some may associate working unnecessarily long hours and never taking vacations as noble ventures that are the marks of a standout employee. But in […]

Don’t Be Overwhelmed

A few years ago I attended a sales training with professionals from my company and other companies within the industry. I was excited to network with people that did what I did and to learn new sales strategies along the way. Throughout the training sessions, I enjoyed interacting with the rest of the class, listening […]

Seek Veteran Wisdom

I’m usually on the younger side compared to my coworkers given that I’m still early in my career. Working with older and more experienced coworkers can be a huge blessing, as it gives you the opportunity to learn from them and ask them questions about their journey through life and work. I try to ask […]

Focus on the Essentials

There are many things that can distract people from the part of their job that matters the most. For me, selling has been paramount in my roles. In my previous position, my department’s financial performance is reviewed more closely than any other part of my job. A manager of mine once reminded our local sales […]

Discovering Your Flaws

Prior to moving to the Northeast from Colorado, I was blessed enough to have multiple job offers presented to me. It feels good to be wanted, to know that a company values you so much that they are willing to pay you to work for them. You know what feels bad? Rejection. Obviously, just like […]

Lessons from Pixar, Part 2

For my first three takeaways on the documentary, “The Pixar Story,” check out my “Lessons from Pixar, Part 1” post. 4. Spark creativity by getting a fresh perspective It seemed like Pixar could do no wrong after coming out with movies like Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. But for their next movie they brought in […]

Lessons from Pixar, Part 1

I love watching documentaries. Typically I gravitate towards something in the business, history, or sports categories but they vary. This week I had the pleasure of watching “The Pixar Story” a documentary on Netflix that came out about a decade ago. It hooked me from the start, and offered some valuable lessons along the way. […]