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Being Tenacious In Your Life

Have you accomplished your goals? We’re in September now.  The end of the year is rapidly approaching.  How are you doing with your 2012 goals?  You can still accomplish all of them.  All you have to do is be tenacious. Tenacious people [...]
Creating a Successful Life and Career

Podcast: Creating a Successful Life and Career

Listen Here: Bud Bilanich is a management consultant, executive coach, motivational speaker, and bestselling author with tips to create the life and success you deserve. Creating a Successful Life and Career What are the biggest reasons that [...]

Training + Discipline + Hard Work = Success

I send a career success quote to my subscribers every day. If you would like to start receiving these daily success quotes log on my website http://www.BudBilanich.com and enter your name and email address in the box to the right, just under [...]

Better To Burn Out Than Rust Away

I collect motivational quotes. And I send them to members of the My Career Mentor site. Here is one from Voltaire, the French philosopher. Check it out… “Shun idleness. It is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.” I [...]

We All Need Someone Who Occasionally Kicks Our Butt

I send daily life and career success quotes to subscribers and members of my career mentor site. If you’re not receiving them, just go to www.BudBilanich.com and enter your name and email in the box on the top right side of the site. Recently, [...]

Build Your Personal Brand On Integrity

Here’s another post detailing my thoughts on one of the success quotes I sent to my career mentor subscribers. It’s from Dwight Eisenhower, Allied Supreme Commander in WWII and former US President… “The supreme quality for leadership [...]

Just Do It — Advice Not From Nike, But From A Musician

I’m a career mentor. I offer career advice to my subscribers. I send daily success quotes to them. Annie has finally convinced me that I should do some blog posts in which I explain the quotes and what they mean to me. The quote for May 2, [...]

Obstacles Actually Help You on Your Career Success Journey

I’m an online career mentor. I send my subscribers daily success quotes. I don’t explain the quotes. Instead, I ask readers to think about the quote and how it applies to their lives and careers, and then to do something to put the [...]

How To Hit Those Interview Curveballs Out Of The Park

Job interviews can be stressful. You’re likely to get thrown a few curve balls, so it is best to be prepared.  I read an interesting article in Bloomberg Business Week that mentioned the favorite questions eight senior hiring managers like [...]

Eight Ideas On How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again – new year’s resolution time. Most people begin the year with good intentions, that’s why they make resolutions.  Sadly, too many of these resolutions go by the board in January. Here are my eight best ideas [...]

Be Kind This Holiday Season

I’m pretty active on social media.  I have a particular fondness for Pinterest. You can check out my boards at www.pinterest.com/budbilanich.  My Inspiration board has almost 1,300 pins.  Recently, I’ve noticed that one of my pins gets [...]

Conversational Intelligence And The Government Shutdown

A couple of things happened on October 1 that I want to discuss here. First the US government shut down due to a budget impasse over the Affordable Care Act.  Second, a book called Conversational Intelligence by my friend Judith Glaser was [...]

Podcast: Success Tweets

Listen Here: JenningsWire blogger, Leadership Consultant & Career Coach, Bud Bilanich Ed.D. “The Common Sense Guy,” is the author of Success Tweets:140 Bits of Common Sense Career Success Advice All in 140 Characters or Less. In [...]

Jettison The Negative People In Your Life

The other day I was asked to write a blurb for Peter Vajda’s new book, Becoming a Better You. Peter’s preface rocked me.  Check it out… In one of the first jobs I held after graduate school, my boss, John, took me aside and asked, “Why [...]

The Importance Of Surrounding Yourself With Positive People

I was feeling a little lazy this morning. Last night our friends took Cathy and me to my favorite Mexican Restaurant here in Denver – the Brewery Bar II – to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time, but this morning I was feeling a little [...]

Do The Right Thing

Tweet 62 in my career advice book Success Tweets says, “Your personal brand should be unique to you, but built on integrity. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking.” I saw a great example of this the other day.  I was [...]

How To Climb The Corporate Ladder

In my book Climbing the Corporate Ladder, I list seven steps to creating a successful career inside a large organization. Clarify the purpose and direction for your life and career. Commit to taking personal responsibility for your life and [...]

Surround Yourself With Positive People

I saw the new movie “The Way Way Back” over the weekend. It’s a coming of age film and a nice summer diversion.  But as I often do, I found some life and career success advice in it. Duncan is the main character in the movie.  He is [...]

Be S.M.A.R.T. About Your Goals

Cathy, my wife, had big time back surgery on February 28. She had a laminectomy, a fusion of two disks, a stabilizing cage attached to her lower pelvis and 8 screws to hold the whole thing together. She was advised by her doc that it takes six [...]

Backup Singer Or The White Hot Spotlight? You Need To Decide!

I grew up in the 60’s. Among other things that means I’m a rock and roller.  So when a new rock and roll documentary called “20 Feet From Stardom” opened, I was on it.  “20 Feet From Stardom” is a film about rock and roll back [...]

Deluded? Audacious? Not Necessarily Bad Things

The other day I saw the movie Before Midnight. If you like dialogue and character development movies, it’s a great flick.  It takes an unflinching look at relationships: the bad, the mundane and the good. Ethan Hawke is the male lead.  At [...]

Lots Of Laughs & Some Great Career Advice: The Internship

I saw “The Internship” with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson over the weekend. No, it’s not a sequel to “The Wedding Crashers.”  It’s even better.  It’s a buddy flick set on the Google campus. It also incorporates some well-established [...]

A Career Success Lesson From Carole King

I saw a great show on PBS this week. Carole King was awarded the prestigious George Gershwin prize for lifetime achievement in popular music, recognizing her achievements in music spanning the last six decades. This award is presented by the [...]

Career Success Lessons From An Impressionist Painter

Recently I saw a film about the later years of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the great impressionist painter. It was a beautiful movie visually.  And, I found some life and career success advice in it. There is a scene in the film where Renoir tells [...]

What A Necktie Can Teach You About Success

Yesterday I was visiting clients. At my first stop, my client looked at me and said, “You’re wearing your UVA (University of Virginia) tie today. ” His son is graduating from high school and enrolling at UVA in the fall. I left his [...]

Stay Focused On Your Goals

Henry Ford once said, “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Good one, Henry. I have a great story about this.  It involves a trash can and a hair dryer cord. In our bathroom at home, the trash [...]

Career Success Lessons From The Boston Bombings

I have been thinking about the Boston bombings and how many people stepped up to help without thinking about their own safety. It made me feel good to see people willing to do for others without being asked, or without getting anything in return. These [...]

10 Ways To Brand Yourself As A Polished Professional

Little things mean a lot. I had a colonoscopy last week. Unfortunately, I’m at the age, where I need to get checked out every five or so years.  As strange as it may sound, I found some great life and career success lessons during the procedure. My [...]

Say Yes To Your Success

Saying “Yes”. I was reading the novel “Things Fall Apart” by the great and recently deceased African author Chinua Achebe on a plane the other day.  I came across this passage… “His chi, or personal god, was good.  [...]

My Two Cents On Sheryl Sandberg And “Lean In”

Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Win” is getting quite a bit of attention these days. I decided to see what all the fuss was about.  I bought Lean In and downloaded it to my Kindle.  I liked it.  [...]

Be Humble Enough To Learn Something Every Day

Become a lifelong learner. Sam Parker, founder of GiveMore.com, has a lot of great ideas on how to create your life and career success.  I really like what he has to say about the importance of lifelong learning.  Check it out… “Focus [...]

Career Success Advice From The Sequester

Well here we are in the Sequester. No matter what your political position on this, one thing with which most people agree is that our leaders haven’t done such a great job leading.  Positional bargaining is the culprit here.  To over simplify, [...]

Nurture Your Network Before You Need It

I had dinner with an old friend the other evening. He head recently gone through a pretty tough time.  His company was downsizing and he lost his job.  This was on December 20.  He landed a new job by the end of January.  He didn’t settle [...]

Self Esteem And Career Success

February is National Self Esteem month. It’s a good time to reflect a bit on how confident you are.  Your self-esteem and confidence are directly related to how optimistic you are. Tweet 42 in my book Success Tweets says it well. “Choose [...]

Presentation Lessons From The GOP Response To The State Of The Union

Did you watch the State of the Union address and the Republican response the other night? I watched for two reasons: 1) to hear what each side had to say, and 2) to observe the presentation skills of President Obama and Senator Rubio.  Because [...]