3 Easy Ways To Shed Job Stress

Stress is a big deal. It starts in the morning when you get up (and sometimes it wakes you up). If you have kids to deal with or a errands to run before getting to work, your stress level is already up. If you have to drive to get to work, add some more stress. If your boss is in …

How To Handle Job Burnout

Burn·out: noun. Severe physical or mental de-motivation caused by overwork, stress, or self-assessment Let me start this article by letting you know that I have experienced burnout many times in my very successful career and family life. Burnout is something that happens when we over-work, when we over-stress, or when we self assess and realize we’re not what we want to …

Why You Don’t Deserve A Raise

Let’s take a minute and talk about your compensation. I know that some of you are looking for that raise this year. I know that you’ve been putting in the hours. I know that you’ve taken on the stress. But there is something you need to understand. Hours working does not equate to hours improving ~ Jeffrey Kelly If you …

3 Reasons To Avoid A Management Position

Some people are “right for management” while others “clash with management”. Some people dream of a management role while others consider it something to be avoided at all costs. Why is it that there are so many differing reactions? I knew that my path led to a management role from the very start and I took every opportunity I could …

Raises, Bonuses, RSUs, Stock Options, Oh My…

The annual review season is coming up and so I want to give you some important knowledge about raises, bonuses, restricted stock units (RSUs), and stock options so that you have a little better understanding for how your compensation is structured. With this knowledge you can do things like: Make sure your manager understands what you want at review-time Position …

How To Use 1/1’s To Get A Promotion

When was the last time you had a 1/1 With your boss? With your bosses boss? … and you talked about your career instead of your tasks? One on one meetings with your boss and bosses-boss are the most important part of advancing your corporate career. Sure, you need to be the sort of person who delivers good work. Sure, …

How To Be An Entrepreneur At Work

Read to the end of this article to get the free worksheet you can use to find gaps and get a team together to fill them! Entrepreneurs are known for a mindset, skill set, and drive that few have in our society. They run businesses, they hire, fire, and raise money from investors. They come up with great ideas and …

Get Your Email Inbox to ZERO Every Day

Watch it on YouTube Read to the end of this article to get the free worksheet you can use to get your email Inbox to ZERO! Corporate america is driven by email. It is amazing how this indirect, impersonal, emotionless (except when there is emotion), one way communication tool exploded and now drives so much. In my career I’ve had …

3 Tips For Getting Started With A New Boss

I’ve formally changed roles 11 times in the last 10 years and been moved as part of changes in organization so many more than that. What does this mean? I’ve had to adapt to a lot of new bosses over the years. You might say I’m more experienced at new bosses and new teams than at the technology space I …

Change And Opportunity

Sometimes a lot of change happens all at once. You know what this means if you’ve been informed by your employer that your position has been eliminated. You know about this if your business has closed down. You know about this if something you worked years to build and run was suddenly shut down. When change happens all at once I …

When You’re Sick Don’t Stop

We humans, we have a common experience… we all get sick. The common cold, the flu, injuries, illnesses, cancers, you name it: we all get these things. In my life I’ve had plenty of physical road blocks creep up and slow me down. Just this past summer, in July, August, and September I had to deal with tendinitis in my right …

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Stop STEALING From Yourself, And Go Get Your Goals!

I get up every day at 4:30 am to get started on the right track. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “whatever Jeff, that’s crazy”, but hear me out. Every minute that I have is precious. You see, I have some big goals for my life and to achieve these goals I have a lot of work to do on my …

One Step to Increase Your Value As An Employee

My father was of the generation where a job was a career. He worked in aerospace for a single employer for almost his entire career, working his way up the management chain. In return he has tons of deferred compensation, a pension, and he had incredible benefits that focused on the whole person because a job was a job for …

Constantly Build Your Asset As An Employee

Let me tell you a secret: When I meet you I am sizing you up. I want to know if you are someone who stays in one place or if you are someone who is driven to improve yourself. You see, I’m a manager and leader and as such I am always looking for great people to join my team …

Stop Wasting Your Time at Traffic Lights

Let me tell you something about my life: Every moment I live is a moment I will never have again. Every moment is a chance to make forward progress with my wife, kids, job, community, or self. Every moment is something that I can choose to take advantage of or just let pass.   I am an athlete and part of …

Keep Your Head Up As You Grind

I clearly remember the first time that I was running and a driver came racing up from my left to make a right turn in front of me and did not know I was there. I had been running for quite a while on sidewalks and I was wearing down. Other runners had told me that it happens but I …

You need to earn your titles

For years and years and years I was all about giving myself titles so that other people would think highly of me. I put them on my resume, I put them on social media, I put them on business cards, I talked about them when it came up normal conversation. I was all about working to make other people think …

Hard is not hard when it is normal

Wow, this is a powerful message this week: hard is not hard when its normal. I’m excited about this message. When you start something and keep doing it at every single opportunity, every single week, every single play, every single day you adjust to it. Your body and mind get used to it. What was hard when you started becomes …

Achieve Your Goals in 21 Days

Last week we talked about wanting to be something new and what it takes… the need to work for what you want. This week I’m giving you a tool you can use to start that transformation. This is the week of the 21 Day Challenge. Last summer some friends of mine decided to take up fitness challenges for 21 straight …

Believe That You Can Be Something New

Let’s take a minute and talk about what it takes to become something new. Maybe you want to be better at work, maybe you want to be a better husband or wife, maybe you want to be an better father, maybe you want to change careers, maybe you want to get a promotion, maybe you want to take your business …