Ten years ago I wanted to start a blog but had no idea how to blog or even really what a blog was.
Enter Don at Panera Bread.
Don was this friendly, older guy whom I had met back in my “early days” when Panera Bread was my office and I had more breadsticks than clients. Don seemed to know everyone, had a mile-long Rolodex, and loved connecting people.
I told Don I needed someone to help me start a blog.
“Oh, I have just the person for you! His name is Fritz. Here’s his number.”
Does he teach people how to blog?
“He’s done pretty much everything. Just call him.”
So Fritz was quite the renaissance man. He’d traveled to over 21 countries as a photojournalist, produced documentaries, and seen a lot of life. My call found him living on a farm somewhere cold, raising chickens, riding a tractor, and being the kind person willing to answer a call from a total stranger.
I remember more about what Fritz told me about his fascinating life and his kind-heartedness, than I do about his blog advice. But whatever it was, it got the blog rolling. Thank you, Fritz!
So Fritz was quite the renaissance man. He lived on a farm somewhere cold, raised chickens, rode a tractor, and had traveled the world as a photojournalist.
Right there from Panera bread, I called up Fritz and in a few minutes, I had a new friend and pretty soon, a new blog.
It’s now 10 years later, and as I get ready to transition from blogging to podcasting, I thought I would share with you a selection of the many blogs you can find on my website.
Below are some different categories to explore. For more, please feel free to go to the BLOG, have a look, or use the search bar for specific topics.
Mini carpe diem process – 5 steps to move forward on your career path
Career Nuts and Bolts
I hope you’ve found some good reads to help you in your career journey.
I owe a BIG thank-you to my wonderful blog guests who generously shared their stories and expertise. I also want to give a big shout-out to my mom, Patricia, who has been my “editor-in-chief” since the beginning. I think I missed out on a lot of grammar from switching schools, so her job has not been the easiest.
And lastly, I want to thank all of you who have been such supportive readers. Your comments and encouragement have truly kept me going and made this a great experience.
The podcast will be coming in about a month! And if you’re more of a reader than a listener, there will be show notes to read as well a transcript for every episode.