The Value of Conversation

“These people are just making it so difficult” said my friend. We met for coffee last week just to catch up and as she was telling me about some challenges she was facing at work. “Everyone wants a voice, everyone wants to be involved, everyone wants to be “in the know” so we have meeting after meeting and nothing seems to get done”.   Continue reading

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Your Natural Skills and Talents – The Key to Finding the Job You Really Want

When you were a kid, what did you dream of growing up to be?

It may sound obvious but before you can find the job you really want you have to know what you’re looking for. Continue reading

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Learning How to Sell by Taking My Own Advice

At Your Talent Advantage one of the things we pride ourselves in is that we live the theory. By that we mean that we integrate into our personal and business lives the very things we coach others to do.

First and foremost on the list of things we coach others to do is to discover what you are good at and do more of it. Number two is that the most effective way to excel in any role or position is to do it in a way that is supported by your natural skills and talents. In other words, “Do it your way.” Continue reading

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Some Things Never Change

This month I’ve been invited to attend multiple High School graduations (I must brag on the son of a cousin who became the Valedictorian of a graduating class of 125…Congratulations Diego!).  During these ceremonies it became apparent to me that as the saying goes “Some things never change” and while I believe in tradition, sometimes I wonder.  Continue reading

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Nice Job If You Can Get It

By Gary M Jordan, Ph.D.

Whenever I tell people that I own my own business, work out of my home, and set my own hours, I inevitably get some variation of “Must be nice!” as a response.Actually, it is, but I don’t think what I find “nice” about my situation is what they mean when they say it. Continue reading

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What’s the Guarantee?

By Gary M. Jordan, Ph.D.

Recently a friend of mine made a referral of a woman whose daughter was having difficulty in college. The daughter was methodically decreasing her academic load, was not attending classes, and was not real interested in continuing. Continue reading

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The Time is Now: Claim Your Talent Advantage

By Gary M. Jordan, Pd.D.

Claiming Your Talent Advantage and using it to experience a fulfilled life are more than theoretical concepts for me. I have spent over 30 years learning about, researching, and applying Talent Advantage to the lives of others as well as my own. I truly understand the difficulties involved with fully living the theory. It seems this concept is much easier to describe conceptually than it is to transform into reality. Continue reading

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Three Roadblocks to Living Your Talent Advantage

By Gary M Jordan, Ph. D.

Claiming your Talent Advantage and using it to Live Your Talents are more than theoretical concepts for me. I believe that Your Talent Advantage is not only your birthright, but the road to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Continue reading

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Choosing a Career – A Different Approach

By Gary M. Jordon, Ph.D.

How did you choose your career? For most people it was not really a choice at all. Far too many people grab the first job they are offered that sounds good when they are looking for employment. Some are groomed for a specific profession from an early age because it has prestige or promises opportunities for wealth and status. Continue reading

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Loyalty to the Ladder of Success

In the 50s, 60s, and at least the early 70s the concept of finding a good job with a good company and having a career in which you worked your way up the corporate ladder was a mainstay of the image of American business. Throughout my childhood most of the fathers (mothers mostly still stayed at home) of my friends worked for the same company their entire career. Jokes, TV sit-coms, and popular movies alluded to the 25 year career followed by retirement with a gold watch and a pension.

These days loyalty to a company is by and large a thing of the past. The average American worker will change jobs between 10 and 15 times during their career. Sometime during the late 70s and 80s a shift occurred that dramatically changed the way that people view their careers and their loyalty to their employer. Continue reading

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