Part 2: What Does Your Brand Say About You?

Have you played the Voting Game yet? Are you not sure what I’m talking about? In my last post, I mentioned how playing that game is the quickest way to determine the personal brand you’ve created. But what if the personal brand you’ve created doesn’t match up with the personal brand you want to have? Do you even know what the personal brand is you want to have? It’s important to know and create the brand you want because it impacts the projects and opportunities you’re given. Your brand is total … [Read more...]

Part 2: What Does Your Brand Say About You?

Have you played the Voting Game yet? Are you not sure what I’m talking about? In my last post, I mentioned how playing that game is the quickest way to determine the personal brand you’ve created. But what if the personal brand you’ve created doesn’t match up with the personal brand you want to have? Do you even know what the personal brand is you want to have? It’s important to know and create the brand you want because it impacts the projects and opportunities you’re given. Your brand is total … [Read more...]

You Look Left; I’ll Look Right

The father of one of my co-workers recently went to renew his driver’s license. At just over 90 years old, he was told he would need to take the driving portion of his test. Unfortunately, he failed. Two reasons. 1) He neglected to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, and 2) when he pulled out, he only looked left before heading out in traffic. Later, when his son asked him why he didn’t look right, the answer was simple. “Your mom looks right; I look left.” The good news is he passed on the … [Read more...]

Listen Before You Leap

8.25 seconds. That’s how long I have to get you to keep reading. A recent report by Microsoft® compared the attention span of a human and a goldfish and found the two were disturbingly close. In fact, the goldfish beat us by over half a second. The Microsoft report claimed the average human attention span went from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8.25 seconds in 2015. Those figures were compared to an average goldfish attention span of 9 seconds. The challenge we all face today when trying to … [Read more...]

Listen Before You Leap

8.25 seconds. That’s how long I have to get you to keep reading. A recent report by Microsoft® compared the attention span of a human and a goldfish and found the two were disturbingly close. In fact, the goldfish beat us by over half a second. The Microsoft report claimed the average human attention span went from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8.25 seconds in 2015. Those figures were compared to an average goldfish attention span of 9 seconds. The challenge we all face today when trying to … [Read more...]

Game Changers in Our Midst

Have you ever looked around your company and thought, “Wow, there are a lot of people here who truly care about our clients and only want what’s best for them”? I’ll admit…I do this a lot. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think about how lucky Holmes Murphy is to have such amazing employees taking care of our No. 1 priority…our clients. It’s inspiring, really. So inspiring that around this time last year, we developed what we call the “Game Changer” award. Without getting into all … [Read more...]

Game Changers in Our Midst

Have you ever looked around your company and thought, “Wow, there are a lot of people here who truly care about our clients and only want what’s best for them”? I’ll admit…I do this a lot. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think about how lucky Holmes Murphy is to have such amazing employees taking care of our No. 1 priority…our clients. It’s inspiring, really. So inspiring that around this time last year, we developed what we call the “Game Changer” award. Without getting into all … [Read more...]

What Does Your Brand Say About You?

Have you ever played “The Voting Game”? It’s a party game where you anonymously vote on which player is described by each card drawn. Lots of laughs ensue when the results of each vote are revealed. Playing that game is the quickest way to learn the personal brand you’ve created. Game cards include topics like Most Likely to Show Up to Your High School Reunion in a Rented Lamborghini or Most Likely to be Called When a Friend Gets Thrown in Jail or Most Likely to Positively Change the World. So, … [Read more...]

What Does Your Brand Say About You?

Have you ever played “The Voting Game”? It’s a party game where you anonymously vote on which player is described by each card drawn. Lots of laughs ensue when the results of each vote are revealed. Playing that game is the quickest way to learn the personal brand you’ve created. Game cards include topics like Most Likely to Show Up to Your High School Reunion in a Rented Lamborghini or Most Likely to be Called When a Friend Gets Thrown in Jail or Most Likely to Positively Change the World. So, … [Read more...]

Honing Your Craft

I recently had the opportunity to see Sally Field perform the lead role in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie on Broadway. Before the show began, my husband and I talked about the many roles Ms. Field has played over the years — “The Flying Nun,” “Gidget,” “Norma Rae,” “Sybil,” and “Doris”…to name a few. It was fun to remember the quirky and compelling characters that made her famous. Then we sat back and watched her masterful performance in this timeless play. Watching Ms. Field become … [Read more...]