The Surprising Truth about Retirement – Part 1

"Retirement by 401(K) 2012, on Flickr"

At midnight March 31, I pulled the plug on my Primus Consulting business. A month earlier on my 70th birthday, I announced it was closing after 28 years in business.  The website is now down, and the email no longer works.  I am continuing to notify past clients and associates, settling accounts, liquidating assets and preparing for its corporate funeral. …

What I Learned in Prison

Adelaide Gaol #dailyshoot by Les Haines, on Flickr

It has been 47 years since I was in prison to visit my favorite cousin, Chucky. We talked for about an hour. He was young, good looking and smart.  After he got out, he went back to drugs and later threw himself off a bridge. The last time I saw him was in a photograph at his memorial service. I …

28 Years in Business

Candles by Joey Gannon, on Flickr

Today is my birthday Blessed be the name of the Lord.  Today is my 70th birthday.  Wow, how time flies.  Twenty-eight years in business. I thank God for every remembrance of the business to which God called me, but I find I no longer have the physical and mental energy to serve.  Just as God called me to start the …

Me, Inc. Part 5: Thriving in the New World of Work

  The rules have changed – and to get ahead in today’s job market, you have to think outside of the box. It requires a change in thinking, a change in approach and, sometimes, a change in direction. Read about our other Me, Inc. blog posts that detail this change and explain how you can adapt. The Mindset Shift explained: How do …

Me, Inc. Part 4: Mind Shift in the New World of Work

In the midst of today’s rapid career changes, the work environment has changed drastically – especially within the last year. The Me, Inc. blog post series offers insight and guidance to helping you navigate through the job search and career transition waters. Read past Me, Inc. posts How to Prepare for a Career Transition When I initially joined The Complex …

Me, Inc. Part 3: Owning Your Career in the New World of Work

We continue our Me, Inc. series about how to adapt to propel ahead and experience career growth in today’s rapidly changing career environment with the third installment. View Part 1 and Part 2. How to Own Your Career Too many people feel as though someone other than themselves is responsible for what happens in their career. But you’ll be sadly …

Me, Inc. Part 2: Free Agents in the New World of Work

This is our second post in our Me, Inc. series that focuses on helping workers adjust their attitude to the changing workforce dynamics. Free Agents Need Marketing 101 The employer-employee trends we talked about in our last post are not simply a corporation-driven phenomenon. American workers themselves have also decided in ever-increasing numbers that they would rather be free agents. Some estimate that these free …

Me, Inc. – Part 1: Survival in the New World of Work

This is the first installment in a series focused on helping workers adjust their attitude about the changing relationship between employers and employees and the important implications for you and your career. Above all, workers must change their self-perception from “company employee” to “free agent.” But before we explore the difference between those two concepts, let’s look more closely at the changing trends …