Category Archives: rejection

Crawling

My son is 7 months old and is trying to crawl.  His ultimate goal is to cross the carpet the requisite 3 feet to reach the remote control that is currently on the floor.  It is a noble goal and … Continue reading

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Thank you Mick Jagger

“Remember that not getting what you want  is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”  – Dalai Lama I read the above quote and it reminded me of the many happenstance times in my life that I was convinced I knew … Continue reading

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Handling Rejection Like a Kindergartener

I have small children and periodically they will come to me upset about losing a game or competition to a sibling.  Patrick, my six-year old son, often is the one who comes to me or my wife to voice his … Continue reading

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Getting to the Table

When I was a little kid, dinners at extended family gatherings were always broken into two groups, the adult and kid table. It was a huge honor when one was given permission to leave the kid table and sit with … Continue reading

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Impostor Syndrome

The other day I was reading about Impostor Syndrome.  In short, Impostor Syndrome is a psychological phenomenal where individuals cannot internalize their accomplishments.  They cannot credit their success to their talents and abilities, rather they see their success as being … Continue reading

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My Boss is a Nightmare

In my previous posts, I have addressed a few items you should consider when you are the internal candidate and you come in second in the hiring effort.  In addition to assessing whether to stay or leave, you should also … Continue reading

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Passed Over for an Internal Job: Should You Tell Your Boss

Two years ago, I penned some thoughts about career options if individuals find themselves passed over for a promotion/internal job at their current employer.  Yesterday, I wrote about how to interact with the new boss if one should decide to … Continue reading

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