Wednesday, March 18, 2015
There are countless books and in existence promising the secret to success, but to me, it all comes down to a simple philosophy about people.
As someone who spends a lot of time relationship building, I see time and time again what happens when you forget that people are people. People have free will, and they can choose to buy-in or they can opt-out. If they opt-out, you lose.
Let me explain.I'...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I once had a job interview at an aquarium in Ireland.
Admittedly, this seemed bizarre even at the time. Then again, when the job you’re applying for involves selling sandwiches you’re carrying around town in a red basket, there’s no…home office.
To add to the absurdity that was this moment in my life, my best friend also came along for the interview. The head of The Tasty Sandwich Guy only had...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
You’re all liars.
That was my big take-away from the first day of the 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, after panelist Melanie Ling asked everyone who’s ever tried online dating to raise their hands.
Approximately five people did so—half of them mumbling things like “I mean, just once,” or “I’m so, so lonely.” OK, maybe not their exact words. Another 20 people—...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
I was sitting in a morning meeting a few weeks ago, a mere half-hour after dropping a very large spoonful of oatmeal on my pants, thinking, “How did they let me into adulthood?”
But that’s really one of life’s big secrets, isn’t it? That all of us—at some point or another—feel like we’re just faking our way through it all. Especially with a lap full of soggy breakfast food.
Fortunately, we’re not...