The Best Boss I NEVER Had: Dr. Pascal Imperato by Garry Graham

My life literally changed when I met the founding Dean at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health Dr. Pascal Imperato affectionately known as “Pat”. In 2004 I had just completed a Masters degree in rehabilitation counseling from New York University. Needless to say, I thought I had arrived in my career and my educational accomplishments….

Move forward

Pocketfuls of promises sagging when the wind Laps the skirt around your knees. Locked inside a static stance The possibility of movement beckons at your hems Yet, rigidity overwhelms. Eyes fixed on the hopeful whispers that escape The prison of fleece-lined pockets, Riding potent wind gusts. Life pokes and thrusts Will you say yes? Fling…

Plant The Flag

Setting the goal might just be the most important step towards your accomplishments. Without having set the goal, how do you know what you’re working towards? How will you know when you’ve gotten to where you want to go? I set and share some of my goals on the blog on a regular basis. In…

10 Days In

Things have been a little quiet around here in terms of goal setting and goal tracking and I want to get back to it because I truly find that I am more productive when I post my goals and you guys help keep me accountable. Here are the marks I hit and missed in September….

Nothing matters more than results

I read this on Seth Godin’s blog:    “Nothing matters more than results” Except for: Community, contribution and what our friends think Trust The perception of quality How much we like doing business with you Side effects and self-esteem. Also… doing work that matters, with people we care about. It seems like almost everything important matters…

1000 with no plans to stop 

I just got this notification that I’ve published 1000 posts on my blog.  Thanks for the part you play in my continuing this project I started a few years ago. If you’ve been around since the beginning or if you just found my page today, thanks for reading and validating me sharing my thoughts with…

The Power Of Broke

Business books should be written by people who have succeeded at every level of business – the start-up, the cyclical instability of building their own business and, later, mentoring others to be successful too. Daymond John has done all of that and in his book, this childhood entrepreneur, FUBU founder and Shark Tank business mogul…

The Award Goes To

If the Oscar gaffe heard around the world taught us anything, it is that even when it looks like things aren’t going your way, you shouldn’t give up. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Then let me explain. You know the Oscars is an annual award show to recognize the best movies and actors and all the…

42

Including today, there are 42 days left in 2016. I’m sorry if I’m scaring you with these posts. That’s not the intent. For me, the countdown helps keep me reminded of a timeline I established to work on some goals and helps me focused on the immediacy of taking action. If this year has taught me anything,…

Q3 2016

I really believe in writing out goals for the day/week/month/year and trying to follow them. Part of the process involves taking some time to check out how you’re doing with those goals so you can make adjustments before the time period passes. I posted my 2016 goals here and here’s where I am and the progress I’ve…

6 Steps To Failure

Yesterday, I wrote about the 4 steps to success. The steps are not easy but they’re not incredibly hard either. In fact, they’re so simple that success seems like a given. Yet, time after time, we heard about people who fail. Not just that they try something and fail at it. But that they are…

4 Steps To Success

Famed motivational speaker Jim Rohn says there are only 4 steps to success Collect good ideas. I’ve been doing that for a while. Okay. All my life, I’ve kept a journal. I am not consistent but there are many, many notebooks where I have written down quotes and lessons and experiences. The thing is that I…