• Creating Independence

    As my husband John and I worked together to plan our annual 4th of July celebration (which is also his birthday), I was overcome with thoughts of thankfulness, both for living in the land of the free, and also […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Operational Leaders: Do You Understand Your Wiring vs the Wiring of an Estimator?

    Back in 2014, I wrote an article for ASPE National’s newsletter titled: Estimators, You’re on the Top Occupations List! The prediction by the US Department of Labor is that 40,000 new estimating jobs would be created in the construction industry [...]
    2 years ago, by
  • The Estimating and/or Preconstruction Management Career Path – What is a day in the life?

    Estimating and preconstruction titles. They are used in crossover often, yet someone can work in preconstruction and not ever have prepared a detailed estimate before. Where did the crossover come in? The crossover came in when the majority of [...]
    2 years ago, by
  • Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

    The President of the Company greets you at the door for your interview. You see their project signs everywhere. You can’t believe he is personally taking time to interview you and you have an opportunity to work for this [...]
    3 years ago, by
  • Resigning the Right Way

    January: the month of review and the most common month to analyze our lives over the past year and add the totals of gains and losses. When it comes to employment, often we discover that another year flew by, […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Do you LOVE your job?

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    3 years ago, by
  • Part 1: Stay Positive

    Fear “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” ~Frederick Smith When fear enters a person’s thoughts causing unsure feelings they tend to stay in their comfort zone and not explore options. When you are […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Part 2: Set Goals

    By Suzanne Breistol It is proven through many research studies that few people set goals and a high percentage of those that set goals rarely keep them. It is proven that just by setting the goals, even if you […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Sustainable Growth

    A key person leaves the company. A client defaults on a contract. The company is part of a lawsuit, receives a safety fine or gets hit with an unexpected tax liability. These are just a few of the things [...]
    3 years ago, by
  • Sustainable Career Growth

    Many are still suffering from the aftermath of the recession, yet for most in our industry, their personal approach is that it will never happen again in their lifetime. If you are under the age of fifty-three, with the [...]
    3 years ago, by
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