Add Mobile Power to Your Search – Career Connectors

I wrote a guest blog post for the Phoenix Arizona Career Connectors. I have found the app to be a handy way to search for jobs and easily apply with your smartphone. A link to the article is in the source.

When you are looking for your next opportunity through LinkedIn, there is a handy tool that can make your search even easier, the LinkedIn Mobile App. It is their Mobile Job Search App.

Source: Add Mobile Power to Your Search – Career Connectors

Took a risk, no regrets

Last year, my wife and I took one of the biggest risks of our lives. We moved away from everything and everyone we knew to do what we were called to do. I resigned from a steady job where I had a recent promotion to join my wife in this new adventure. Like the legend of Hérnando Cortéz, we burned our ships didn’t look back and headed for Arizona.

It didn’t work out the way we had hoped. I thought I could immediately land a new job right away. It took eight months. My father-in-law was gravely ill and eventually passed away. This caused us to make many trips back to the Midwest. A five-year commitment was cut to one year.

Yet, we have no regrets. In fact, I am glad we took a risk. It taught me a few things I never expected.  Continue reading “Took a risk, no regrets”

New experiences and the weather

I wrote this last year when I was living in Arizona. As I review this, it’s a rainy, August day in Ohio. Things change quickly!

One of the great things about moving to a new area is seeing the weather through new eyes. Weather is something we all like to complain about.

When I lived in Indiana, I was always looking forward to the next season. Is it too hot? Don’t complain too much because in six months it will be too cold? Is it too wet? Watch out! A drought could be just around the corner. Do you think the weather is perfect? Uh oh! next week it will be totally different. Sorry about that, buddy! Continue reading “New experiences and the weather”

We All Need a Moving Day

photo of moving boxesWe get to move once again today. It will be the fifth place in just over a year. Do you want proof?

  1. For nine years, we owned a nice house in Pendleton, Indiana. Then my wife was called to serve a Scottsdale, Arizona church.
  2. July 2015:We moved to an Arizona condo.
  3. December 2015: because seasonal rates tripled rent, moved to an apartment.
  4. July 2016: my wife was caked to an Ohio church, so we’ve stayed with my wife’s mom.
  5. August 2016: We are moving with her to a new house.

We all need a moving day. I came to that conclusion when we were selling all our stuff to go to Arizona.  Continue reading “We All Need a Moving Day”

Risk, Rewards, Regrets, and Resolve

 

Risk inherently means there is a possibility of failure. If you don’t wash your hands, you could wind up sick. If you play in a busy street, there is a good chance you’ll wind up in the hospital or morgue. If you put all your money on one stock, you could become rich or have a lot of scrap paper lying around.

When a person feels they have nothing to lose, they take big risks. The more money and success someone has, they become risk averse. Continue reading “Risk, Rewards, Regrets, and Resolve”