The Trouble with Dying

The Trouble with Dying

Preparing for Death

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The trouble with dying is that we don't know when we're going to die. In the U.S., a person dies in a car accident every 20 minutes based on 2012 statistics. In 2010, nearly 2.5 million people died from a wide variety of causes including murder, accident, suicide, weather-related, natural causes, etc.

My blog has been on hiatus for a while as my father-in-law passed away recently. He was in a good health and the death was sudden, taking all of us by surprise.

The sad truth is that we're all dying and when we go, the pieces of our life our left to those still living to try and pick up and make sense of, not to mention all of the details that are needed for making final memorial arrangements. The person who died doesn't realize the stress that's left to the surviving friends and family, regardless of if there's a plan already in place.

Today's post is going to look at being as prepared as one can be when it comes to dying, whether you're young or old. Below are four things to consider when planning for your next chapter.

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Interviewing 101 – 3 Tips for Better Interviewing

Interviewing 101 – 3 Tips for Better Interviewing

Interviewing 101

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If you have a job, you no doubt had to interview for the position. Sure, you might have networked your way into the job, but you still needed to have some sort of conversation with regards to the position. As an interviewer, I'm amazed at how unprepared people are for interviews or how casual they seem to treat the process. Having been both an interviewee and an interviewer I have a great idea of how to do well when interviewing.

If you're offered an interview, you obviously did something right. You were one of the first ten people to submit your tailored resume. You provided a thoughtful cover letter. So if you took the time to prepare a great resume or cover letter, shouldn't you also do the same preparation for the interview?

Here are my three tips for better interviewing:

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Recent Hotel Customer Service Experience Burns Me

Recent Hotel Customer Service Experience Burns Me

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I'm a proponent of providing a high quality customer service experience for your customers. If you're a business and you don't meet or exceed your customers' expectations, you're leaving yourself open for bad publicity, bad yelp reviews, or angry comments on social media. It's not rocket science to provide quality service. Unfortunately, my wife and I were the victims of lousy hotel customer service during a recent stay. I figure the experience can serve as an object lesson for businesses in what to do when customers have a complaint. Read on for the full story.

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3 Ideas to Help You in the New Year

3 Ideas to Help You in the New Year

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Happy 2013!

Did you make your New Year's Resolutions? Have you already broken them? I think that happens to us all, we dash into the new year wide eyed with excitement and verve and then we inevitably hit a wall. With that in mind, it's ok to start over again. Failure only makes you stronger, yes? Here are three ideas to help you be better in the New Year:

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