Archive: August, 2017

Post from Transformation Tom™- Fight Feelings of Isolation: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - August 29, 2017 - News
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As isolated as we may feel in this sea of angst, we have a support
system. The support can come from your immediate family, your
extended family, your old friends, new friends you meet along the way,
your social network, and your business network. It is not possible to do it
alone. As much as you may feel alone in the process, it is critical to lean
on the people around you for support, for a shoulder to cry on, for the
push you need but may not want. Your success is dependent on the people
around you. Statistically, the analysis will tell you that networking is
the main reason for successful job searches. Even for a little bit of sanity
during the process, you can use the people around you to help you think
more clearly or to be the wall to throw something at to see if it sticks. As
much as you may feel alone in the process, you are not—just ask my running
partner, Kevin. Okay, he’s not a person, he’s a dog, but the morning
jogs with him were just as much for clearing my head as they were for
physical wellness.

 

 

 

Thomas B. Dowd III’s books available in softcover, eBook, and audiobook (From Fear to Success only):

  • Now What? The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success
  • Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
  • Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work
  • The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World
  • From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Reference
  • The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood

See “Products” for details on www.transformationtom.com.  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed: Amazon.com

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MP3 Downloads of “From Fear to Success:  A Practical Public-speaking Guide” are available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emusic, Nokia, Xbox Music, Spotify, Omnifone, Google Music Store, Rdio, Muve Music, Bloom.fm, Slacker Radio, MediaNet, 7digital, 24-7, Rumblefish, and Shazam “From Fear to Success” MP3 on CD Baby

 

Post from Transformation Tom™- Passage from “Now What: The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success”

Posted by tomdowd - August 22, 2017 - News
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Compassion and understanding are
the keys to success.
Recognize the effort people put in and you’ll
breeze through the rest.

Post from Transformation Tom™- Know Where Your Eggs Are: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - August 15, 2017 - News
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Are all of your eggs in the same basket? Were you panicked because
your entire network was from the same company, or worse, from
your building location? Not everyone is in the same position when it
comes to building a network. Some networks are more mature than others,
and connecting with people who immediately surround you at work
is a good start. However, your ability to expand beyond your existing
company will open up more opportunities for you. For example, are you
part of any professional groups or clubs such as Rotary, Lions or Kiwanis?
Are your kids in school, sports, or clubs? I found this opened up a significant
amount of doors by giving me the chance to meet other children’s
parents. Your employer provides great opportunities to build your network,
but that should be a building block and not the only way that you
meet people and network. It’s time to fly out of the nest and broaden your
horizons. Recognize that networking opportunities surround you, and be
open to tapping into them.

 

 

 

 

Thomas B. Dowd III’s books available in softcover, eBook, and audiobook (From Fear to Success only):

  • Now What? The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success
  • Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
  • Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work
  • The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World
  • From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Reference
  • The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood

See “Products” for details on www.transformationtom.com.  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed: Amazon.com

Do you know about Avanoo.com?  Two-to-three minute eLearning programs that can change your life.

When Your Job is to Find a Job—and Yourself

Manage Your Time—Don’t Let It Manage You

MP3 Downloads of “From Fear to Success:  A Practical Public-speaking Guide” are available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emusic, Nokia, Xbox Music, Spotify, Omnifone, Google Music Store, Rdio, Muve Music, Bloom.fm, Slacker Radio, MediaNet, 7digital, 24-7, Rumblefish, and Shazam “From Fear to Success” MP3 on CD Baby

 

Post from Transformation Tom™- Passage from “Now What: The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success”

Posted by tomdowd - August 8, 2017 - News
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We work so hard, so many hours.
We may get burnt out and cynically sour.
Your success is right here and can’t be bartered,
But you’ll find more to be had when you work
smarter, not harder.

Post from Transformation Tom™- Lean on Your Support Group: Chapter from “Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job”

Posted by tomdowd - August 1, 2017 - News
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Whether your support group is one person or many, an organized
group, an impromptu gathering, or a phone call, family, friends,
or even a mentor, find a way to assess your needs and lean on this group
for solutions. A support group is different from your network in the sense
that your dependence on them truly is for support. You must actively seek
out support for your own sanity. Having an objective point of view from
someone who’s not so deep into the process will provide you valuable
insight. You can be productive by bouncing new ideas, troubleshooting
actions that may not be working, or brainstorming new ones. It is impossible
to do all of this on your own.

 

 

Thomas B. Dowd III’s books available in softcover, eBook, and audiobook (From Fear to Success only):

  • Now What? The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success
  • Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance
  • Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work
  • The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World
  • From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards in Business Reference
  • The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood

See “Products” for details on www.transformationtom.com.  Book and eBook purchase options are also available on Amazon- Please click the link to be re-directed: Amazon.com

Do you know about Avanoo.com?  Two-to-three minute eLearning programs that can change your life.

When Your Job is to Find a Job—and Yourself

Manage Your Time—Don’t Let It Manage You

MP3 Downloads of “From Fear to Success:  A Practical Public-speaking Guide” are available at Apple iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Emusic, Nokia, Xbox Music, Spotify, Omnifone, Google Music Store, Rdio, Muve Music, Bloom.fm, Slacker Radio, MediaNet, 7digital, 24-7, Rumblefish, and Shazam “From Fear to Success” MP3 on CD Baby