Why Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge

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My First Encounter with the Paparazzi

I had no idea people actually know who I am. I write a blog ( and tweet @JanTramposch and I post on LinkedIn ( .  I do have thousands of followers, over multiple platforms.  But I never expected this! I sat down next to a woman and her husband.  I was deeply engrossed in my […]

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Oddball? What To Do About It

Bottom Line: It’s is up to each person to “make it work” at work. Do everything possible on your side of the equation. You sink or swim based on the relationships you build… and your attitude, talent and the quality of the work is sometimes important, too. Here are some ideas to consider to help build the relationships you need.

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Want to Be a High Profile Independent Consultant?

What does it “take” to make the jump to independent consulting contracting?  Do you actually make more money?  What’s it like to be switching jobs and companies often?  What kind of work do high profile consultants generally get offered? Maybe you’ve been thinking about leaving that cozy seat inside an organization you’ve been with for […]

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What Drives You? Never Quit.

Never quit.  Find the motivation to continue.  Never quit. Whatever you do, do it with integrity. Wherever you go, go as a leader. Wherever you serve, serve with caring. Whenever you dream, dream big. And never, ever give up.

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Let Every Day Be Your Breakthrough

Sometime a flood of blessing comes all at once! A big promotion, a fancy new job, a unexpected financial windfall. More often it is my momentum that carries me, offers me benefits, protects me. It’s all the things I’ve done every day of my career. Honesty. Integrity. Hard work. Caring about others. Giving away ideas. […]

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How To Be A Trailblazer

We are the beautiful sum of all our strengths and weaknesses. If I focus on the good, the positive, the progress then that focus minimizes the energy available for the negative aspects. It reduces negatives’ power. That is not enough. What is needed is a powerful vision of the future that harnesses the good in […]

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The Career Mentoring Project has crossed the 20,000 views milestone. Amazing! I started writing this blog as a giveback project, a way of offering up what I’ve learned over the years. With some luck I’ve been able to build a readership and fulfill my dream of helping other to develop options for their career path. […]

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Today Is The Day!

Sometimes we forget: today is the only reality we have. We get so focused on the past, or the future, we forget to appreciate TODAY for its benefits and blessings. Now hear this: Today is the day!

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Aiming for Career Maturity

When we are children we are told “You can’t understand that now, you are too young”. This same concept applies to career timelines! When I first started working I thought, much like a child, that the world of work was fairly simple. You go to work each day on time, you work hard, you hit […]

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When You Realize The Whole World Belongs To You

Be content with what you have. You will find a still and calm mind in that contentment. When I rejoice in the way things are I connect to reality. I stop fighting what already is. It’s important to realize that “what is” – the present moment – will soon pass. The future, and my ability […]

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