MENTORING – WILL IT ENRICH YOUR CAREER? – By Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng., NAC

Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng., NAC INTRODUCTION - STYRON POWERS I asked my role model, Deborah Grubbe, to write this week's blog. Deb and I worked together in the oil and gas industry. She was the Vice President of Safety for a company with over 100,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries. She made a difference in the lives of employees and the people in surrounding communities. I ...

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Why even ambitious people rarely become successful

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/why-even-ambitious-people-rarely-become-successful When you’re committed to something, you will be and do what is required for the attainment of that thing. You’ll stop wondering and start building. You’ll stop being distracted and start learning. You’ll start connecting. You’ll start failing. You’ll get what you want, rather than have a long list of “ambitions.” You’ll have actual accomplishments that reflect your inner goals and values. Your external environment will reflect your deepest internal views and ...

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HOW THE WEALTHY REALLY ARE DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE

www.forbes.com/sites/rainerzitelmann/2019/05/08/new-psychological-studies-how-the-wealthy-really-are-different-from-everyone-else/ What Makes the Superrich Tick The results of this latest wealth study are consistent with those of my doctoral dissertation on “The Wealth Elite,” which was based on interviews with 45 wealthy individuals. With only a few exceptions, most of the interviewees were self-made millionaires, and the ‘poorest’ were worth between 10 million and 30 million euros. Most, however, were worth significantly more, between 30 million and one billion euros, and some even ...

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WEALTHY FOLKS BENEFIT FROM DOLLAR COST AVERAGING – WHY DON’T YOU?

To take advantage of ups and downs in the price of stocks, many investors, including myself, utilize Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) as a strategy. DOLLAR COST AVERAGING: is an automated and disciplined investment strategy. It removes emotions from the investment process because you are investing a fixed amount of money at set periods. As the price of an ETF, Mutual Fund, or stock varies from month to month, you acquire the ...

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Investing in Yourself

  Last week, I discussed the importance of mentors.  Finding and learning from mentors is simply an investment in yourself. This week, I want to provide other methods to beef up your investment competencies. The following are some tried and true ways that I have been able to increase my investment knowledge:    • Formal Education:  Community colleges offer short and inexpensive courses.  You can return to college and pick up a degree ...

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