Category Archives: mentoring

What Day Is It?

Okay, I’ll ‘fess up. I have almost totally lost control of what passes for my “life” these days. Thank goodness I’m teaching a Tuesday/Thursday “Principles of PR” class at The University of Tampa this semester. Otherwise, I would probably be … Continue reading

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And We’re Done with It

I’m posting this on December 30, 2020, for one simple reason…I want to officially say “good bye and good riddance” to 2020. I very honestly can NOT think of any other of the 74 years that I have roamed this … Continue reading

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Friends Helping Friends

Over the past few days, I’ve had conversations with various people about everything ranging from “What should I do?” to “Where should I go?” to “Is it really worth it?”. I think we managed to get to a final conclusion/decision in … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration by Inspiring Others

I had a major epiphany this morning while chatting with a recent University of Tampa graduate/absolute rising PR rockstar. I’ve recruited her to serve as co-chair of the PRSA Tampa Bay “New Professionals” committee, and I was talking with her … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

No surprise here…I have NO idea what the future holds for any of us. The optimist in me says “Hang in there. Things WILL get better.” The world has been through other, at the time equally daunting, challenges and somehow … Continue reading

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Patience…A Virtue That Must Be Nurtured

I’ll be the first to admit it. When I think of something that I want or want to do, I want it NOW. Not “later.” Not “tomorrow.” NOW!! I’ve “kind of” mellowed over the years, but this trait has always … Continue reading

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Professional Courtesy…It’s Not Rocket Science

Okay. You haven’t heard from me since forever. Let’s just say things have been “different” these past several months and let it go at that. But I haven’t just been goofing off…at least not all the time! > I taught … Continue reading

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Paying It Back…and Forward!

Let’s face it. We don’t…not a single one of us does…get where we are in life without the encouragement and help of others. If you look back on it, there has been someone who you have turned to at some … Continue reading

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Get A Grip

The past year has been, to put it politely, a royal pain in the @$$. Seems like for every reasonably good thing that happened at least two not-so-good things stuck their snouts into my business. Nothing cataclysmic, mind you. Just … Continue reading

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Listening…The “Secret Sauce” in Mentoring

I reconnected with a former student recently when Facebook alerted me that it was her birthday. As is my custom, I sent her a short “Happy Birthday” note. A couple of back-and-forth notes, and it dawned on me that I … Continue reading

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