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 […]

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 Skills and Interests

I have a lot of takeaways from the time of my work transition from Colorado to New Hampshire. Through the application and hiring process I learned a lot about the current US job market and what my own interests are. Whether you are looking for employment after college or transitioning from one workplace to another, […]

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 […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Big Words

In the business world, there are catchphrases and sayings that are trendy and seemingly sophisticated. These buzzwords and expressions are not necessarily bad things. Many times a conversation calls for the use of such a word or phrase. However, there are times when I wonder if hip and cool business talk is a complicated description […]

Phone Calls Don’t Have To Be Annoying

Finding new customers has been a huge part of my career in sales. One day last year, as I was making phone calls to prospects and customers that I had contacted in the past, I noticed something. On multiple occasions, the person on the other end concluded the conversation with a phrase along the lines […]