Left or right? Big Mac or Chalupa? Snooze or not snooze? Daily life is all choices. Generally, people navigate without agonizing over decisions they’ve made or even that they did make a decision. But occasionally, people are faced with red light situations: stop-and-think choices that will impact the direction of one (or many) lives.
Poet, activist, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes said, “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” For a jazz poet and innovator like Hughes, there were surely any number of places he wished to go, and went. He invites us to go, also. The key phrase being, “… if you really want to go.”
In times of escalating privacy and data breaches, customers expect every business — large or small — to take the necessary precautions to protect their sensitive personal information. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises business owners to proactively address customer anxiety and take steps to both prevent and prepare for a security breach. The BBB has endorsed the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Data Protection and Breach Readiness Guide, recently updated for 2012
Newly engaged, and with her fiancé stationed halfway across the country in the Army, Sola wanted nothing more than to get out of Minnesota and get her life’s next chapter underway. She consulted me for some resume help and my strongest message fell on deaf ears: Don’t quit your job yet, I told her. She sent out her resume, interviewed twice and promptly gave two weeks’ notice to quit her job.