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Managing Your Life and Career at 120 Years Old: How Are You Going to Do That?

Posted on 06/18/2018 by Jack Speer

How will you manage your life and career at the age of 120? Silly question? Not worth thinking about? Waste of time? Maybe so, maybe no.

Why Can’t I Just Speak My Mind? The Power and Perils of Saying What You Think

Posted on 06/04/2018 by Jack Speer

Should I Say What I’m Thinking?! Ouch! Maybe Yes, Maybe No. Why can’t I just speak my mind? —especially when it’s true! This is a question I’ve wrestled with all my life, and it comes up in conversations almost every day, especially with leaders who are charged with getting outcomes.

When I Look at Me, Who Do I See?

Posted on 05/21/2018 by Jack Speer

How Do You React When You Look in the Mirror—Happy or Horrified? What’s Your Self Concept When You Look at You? Some people can’t get enough of their own face in the mirror—other people avoid looking at all. What about you?

The Famous Burkes Panic of 1952

Posted on 08/04/2015 by Jack Speer

The Famous Burkes Panic of 1947 Introducing the Fine Art of Keeping Your Mind by Not Losing Your Stuff Keeping up with your stuff and staying calm is something we’re working on every day.  How do we stay in command of our minds and emotions? As a teenager, I learned from observing my Grandmother Burkes about what I later called the famous “Burkes Panic”–the pure fear that comes upon a person when suddenly something isn’t there where you can put your hands on it and you’re[…]

No One Understands You – So Do Something!

Posted on 07/22/2015 by Carol Kallendorf

Most executives feel misunderstood at critical times. Heidi Halvorsen’s best seller, No One Understands You, explains why. An executive coach can help. Read More

  • By Carol Kallendorf, PhD

Taking Charge of my Brain–Mind Over What Doesn’t Matter

Posted on 05/05/2015 by Jack Speer

Jack Speer is a Career and Life Coach in Austin, Texas.   He believes that life, like baseball, depends on the way you swing the bat.   I want to talk about how our old thoughts and memories become traps to managing our lives today. We have too much old stuff in our heads. We have a huge brain capacity—but it’s only so big—not big enough both for our brilliant ideas and the negative b-grade movies about the past we play inside in our heads—same old plot, same[…]

4 Ways Realistic Goal Setting Will Get You What You Want

Posted on 11/09/2014 by Jack Speer

Should you . . . can you . . . set goals? Goal setting is not rocket science nor an experience in other dimension of time and space.  It’s not about gurus or big rallies in huge coliseums with giant TV screens with images of Tony Robbins.  Many people are skeptical to downright hostile about setting personal goals.  We’ve all been turned off by unrealistic claims of get rich quick and the religious belief that God wants you to be rich, just “name it and and claim[…]

Save your sanity by outsourcing your to-do list

Posted on 11/02/2014 by Angela Saunders

Outsource, outsource, outsource. I don’t mean manufacturing or IT support, but your own personal to-do list. Sometimes, as motivated people, we get in the mindset of thinking “it has to be done right, it has to be done right now, and it has to be done by me!” – not true. If someone can do it at least 80% as well as you can, either ask for help or pay for it. It doesn’t reflect poorly on your ability to multitask and do it all,[…]

Basecamp – Getting to the Top of the Mountain with Online Tools

Posted on 10/30/2014 by Jack Speer

I recently had my first experience with Basecamp, and it was totally new to me. It was like someone had invented the telephone and electric lights, but they left me shockingly out of the loop. I was introduced to Basecamp when I began working with a group of volunteers. To those of you who are not members of the tech Illuminati, Basecamp is a cloud based software that allows groups of people in different places to organize a project around discussions, timelines, to-do lists, and milestones, and work[…]

A Millenial’s Guide to the Galaxy of Social Media

Posted on 08/18/2014 by Angela Saunders

Once you get a Facebook page it will increase profits, gain new customers and you’ll even lose five pounds. Sound familiar? While it isn’t the miracle it’s sometimes made out to be, social media is not just important, but vital for businesses today.




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