March 27, 2020

What does it mean to be a consummate professional? A colleague once called me this – consummate professional – in a farewell email after resigning from my first “real” job six years ago. It sticks out so well in my memory because, at the time, I felt like anything but...

March 20, 2020

Dear Advoco Family,

Wow, what an interesting time we are living in and one we will all surely remember. We are here to assure you that Advoco is committed to your EAM project – just like yesterday and just like we will be tomorrow. We have created a webpage where we’ll...

March 13, 2020

It’s that time of year, March Madness! Don’t forget to fill out your brackets. Here are some basketball themed tips to get you through this month:

Slam Dunk: These steps are easy to follow!

Brackets: Have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Determine the most im...

March 6, 2020

A few years ago, I was in Amboise, France, a small town in the Loire Valley, having drinks with friends in a local pub. We were there on business and were winding down after the workday. It got a bit late, and a friend and I set out to walk back to our hotel. We were p...

February 28, 2020

Last July 4th, Seth Godin wrote in his blog about independence versus connection. It’s stuck with me since then.

Independence and doing things on your own can feel like the simpler method. It’s quicker and easier. As opposed to the work of connection – which is more lon...

February 21, 2020

I recently got married and I’m adjusting to my new life as a married man.

One of the biggest things I have struggled with is changing statements from “I” to “we.” In conversations, I will catch myself saying, “I did something,” or “I bought something.” In reality it was...

February 14, 2020

In a podcast I recently listened to, Jocko Willink, author of Extreme Ownership, gave some interesting advice. His advice was, “Don’t do it tomorrow.” That may sound like strange advice but let me explain.

With all of the good-for-you routines we try to maintain, eating...

February 7, 2020

This week a quote has been stuck in my head. “The most important thing to do is to try and inspire people so they can be great in whatever they want to do.”

These are the words of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant. As I begin to think about the immense tragedy surr...

January 31, 2020

According to a quick Google search, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February 1. So, for most of us, today is the last day of our “new year, new me.”

As a society, we’ve come to a place where we’ve made a joke of New Year’s resolutions. We assume that people won’t...

January 24, 2020

There’s a country song titled very similarly, Take This Job and Shove It. It’s about a disgruntled man who is tired of working in a job that he hates. This song was most famously performed by a man named Johnny Paycheck. What an appropriately named artist for a song ab...

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