The Importance of Being Punctual


Is that a real emergency or just a poor excuse?

Person A: I am so sorry I am late. I was stuck in traffic.
Person B: No kidding. Cause, ya know, I chartered a plane to get here!

I am so tempted to respond this way to every Person A who has been notoriously late to a meeting with me and arrives blurting out this ridiculous excuse. They may be friends, family, guests, co-worker, clients, or perfect strangers, it matters little who they are because tardy is a serious lack of respect. [Read more…]

Episode 97: How to Be a Coach and Mentor to Yourself

Welcome to Episode 97 of The Daily Interaction Show. Do you want to hire a coach or have a mentor but can’t afford it or can’t seem to find the right one? Today I answer Silvia’s question and show you how to be a coach and mentor to yourself.

From Silvia, a listener request:

What can a person who is in a stage of life where there are no mentors available do?
We all know the importance of a mentor (or mentors) in one’s life, but there are times when a person might be flying solo (work wise), in strange waters and with not many people who would serve as mentors around. Like living abroad, in a place where you don’t speak the language, the society is very different from your own culture and you work by yourself, not in a company with a formal structure.

I would think about hiring a coach, but say there are financial impediments at the moment. Listening to podcasts and reading is one way I found. What else would you suggest? How can you take the best out of the means you have? What are these means?

Thank you Silvia for asking the question. There IS a lot you can do without hiring a coach. [Read more…]


Episode 84: How to Get Comfortable Using Video with Leslie Samuel


Welcome back to Episode #84. This Interactive Interview Series is back with another amazing guest today: Leslie Samuel. Leslie Samuel is a blogger whose sole mission is to create content that inspires others and changes the world.

He blogs at Become A Blogger where he teaches you to do just that, and also at Interactive Biology, a video blog where he teaches biology to thousands of people all around the world. This biology blog ended up landing him a job as a university professor and is a perfect example of how video can have a tremendous impact on your life and the lives of so many others. [Read more…]


The Power of Mind Maps to Build Your Career Master Plan


This past week, I worked with one of my clients from the career coaching program to create her career master plan.

She is a young, smart, and motivated entrepreneur finding her way in this world. She has lots of great ideas with plenty to offer the world.

What we needed to do for her was to build her career master plan with a mind map through brainstorming, idea organization and categorization.

We decided to accomplish this using the most powerful tool I know, a method that I have often used with clients, students as well as in my own projects, that of mind mapping! [Read more…]