Debbie Interviewed by ReSound

Excuse me, what was that? Hearing loss? Who, me? Yes, I have hearing loss and have learned ways to talk about it so as to help us all be better communicators. Read an interview I did with the folks at ReSound back in January. Here’s an excerpt: What do you do to spread awareness of hearing loss? In addition to having quality hearing aids, I do my best to hear and communicate well. When I’m in challenging situations, I tell my communication partners what I need from them (to speak up, enunciate, look at me, move to a quiet corner, etc.), and many times I tell them why. I take...

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Your Support System – a Positive Mindset and Positive People

I write and advise frequently about how to see the typically unpleasant job search or career change as a positive experience – by putting concrete plans around it, noting every accomplishment and by recognizing it as an opportunity to meet new people and learn about different companies and industries while reaching for your right livelihood. Now more than ever, it’s necessary for you to adopt these mindsets wholeheartedly, and also to consciously surround yourself with all things positive. That means everything you read, listen to, do and watch. And, more importantly, surround yourself with...

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Just Showing Up

After the holidays, especially that first partial week of January, I surely did not feel like getting up early to attend a Master Mind breakfast meeting.  So I didn’t.  Actually I did get up just a little later than usual after considering how I’d feel not starting out the day like I should. So off I went, thinking I’d be missing all the news and plans being shared and there’d be very little time for me to talk, which was fine because my head was still in “holiday mode” anyway.  Maybe there wouldn’t even be that many people there.  I continued to go back and forth on showing or not showing...

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Staying on the Upswing during a Downturn

It’s a well-known fact that a positive attitude is a huge key to success, so when there’s a lot of talk about an “economic downturn”, a “pending recession”, “tough times ahead”, and general doom and gloom coming from many sources, I choose to beef up my positive outlook and keep moving forward.  That’s what I suggest to anyone actively searching for a job, contemplating a career transition, or worrying about the security of their current position. Your attitude and the image you project is what people remember and that’s who they want to hire or keep on board when layoffs become necessary. ...

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it really is all about you

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