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Your career, growth, my favorite podcast interviews

Did you get to watch the Super Bowl? I loved all the upbeat commercial messages, especially the Bruce Springsteen spot for Jeep. Check out this interesting article comparing The Big Game to the Oscars.

Vocationing Careers are funny things. Many of us spend five or six decades cobbling together a revenue stream in competitive environments only to be remembered for the least rewarding part of the work. This certainly summarizes actor, Christopher Plummer's career. Plummer, who passed away recently, was most famous for portraying Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Ironically, he hated the role and admitted to being intoxicated during filming. Oh, and sorry to burst your bubble, but Plummer lip- synched, Edelweiss. (I'm pretty sure that's not him playing the guitar, either.)

Growing Speaking of careers, I'm grateful that my online speaker training and sales coaching courses are so well received. But my secret pleasure during the pandemic is how my YouTube channel has taken off, thank you! Feedback has been especially positive on the Motivation and Leadership playlists. Subscribe (and ring click that silver bell!) to be notified of new videos.

Warbling TikTokers are bonkers over, wait for it, sea shanties, of all things. These simple, catchy tunes have been around for centuries and now their unifying, survivalist themes are resonating with young people all over the world. This mashup of The Wellerman has 4.5 million views. #AhoyMatie

Celebrating Black History Month is a great time to feature the Talk to Me podcast interview with Brandon Voss. He's the son of Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and author of the book, Never Split the Difference.

Brandon runs Black Swan consulting company and shares a slew of valuable negotiation strategies. Learn why women are better at deal making. This convo is one of our most popular episodes! Reflecting Have you seen Aaron Sorkin's fabulous The Trial of the Chicago 7 flick? Today's activism, protests and push for change is much the same battle it was in the 1960s. That doesn't mean we can't learn from what's happened in the past. Falling down is an opportunity to get up.

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