Stick to a Budget

Growing up in a blue collar town, I’ve seen people struggle and live paycheck to paycheck.  Many may think that growing up that way is a negative experience, but I think it was positive. That blue-collar mentality is something I will always carry with me.  They never had a trust fund to fall back on, …

The Great Work from Home Experiment

A few months ago, at a meeting of women business owners, one of them said something that changed my perspective on work, and my office, and my job. This woman, who is incredibly wise and has gone through many career transitions, is the CEO of a multi-office staffing agency – and those multiple offices are …

Preparing for Career Fairs

With summer coming to an end and school beginning, career fairs are right around the corner. Whether you attend career fairs as a requirement, for extra credit, or because it’s sounds good, they are extremely important tools for your job search. Career Fairs were a huge part of my life in college because it is …

A Good Goodbye

Last week, one of my employees quit. I hate losing people, and I have to say that at Legion, we don’t lose that many to resignations. Maybe once or twice a year, someone comes to us and says they are moving on, for a new opportunity, or to return to school, or because their significant …

What’s Their Culture?

Do you think a company’s culture matters in your decision process to accept or decline a position? If the answer is no, then you should reconsider, because if the culture of the company doesn’t align with what you value, chances are you will be looking for a better opportunity in the near future. Here are …

Don’t Lose Your Balance

I find that losing your balance is easy to do, especially when it comes to work-life balance.  Although, you should be trying to make this one of the easiest things to balance… When you think about it, anything could happen tomorrow, so maybe enjoying the life you’ve earned should be more important than having a …

Leave on Good Terms

It’s never easy to leave a job that helped you grow significantly, no matter how great an opportunity is.  I’ve been in this situation throughout my soccer career, but it still translates well in the business world. In order to help others who have decided to leave their current position, I wanted to share a …

Totally Outnumbered

Walking into the gym last week, I heard a woman on a cable news program introducing a panel that was going to be discussing North Korea, or guns, or something cable-news-y. As I was walking away, I heard her mention that there were three women on the panel and “only” one man and he was …

Keep Your Standards High

A few weeks ago, I had to let two people go. Two really good, nice, decent, hardworking people. People who, in the past, I’d have probably kept on much longer than the nine months they worked for me.   I always tell people that firing someone who did you wrong is easy. Someone who lies, …

Livin’ in the Fast Lane

Most people who have just graduated college are looking for a job, a new car, or a new apartment away from school. But by the time I graduated from college in August 2017, I had already started my marketing and soccer career, bought a house, got engaged, and was preparing to become a father.  Was …