Category Neil Eskelin

Keep Marketing You

Rejection and job searching go hand in hand. As a writer, I can tell you something about disappointment. I had enough \”reject\” slips from New York publishers to start a bonfire. Then one day, an editor said, \”Yes,\” and my world was drastically transformed.

Ken Taylor began re-writing the Bible in a contemporary translation and had more than 60 rejections. He finally decided to self-publish \”The Living Bible\” and it became one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history.

If you\’re qualified for a particular job, never stop interviewing — even if you return to the same companies five or six times. Meanwhile, you need to accept an interim position to keep yourself gainfully employed. When you add lack of funds to job rejection, it\’s a double-whammy...

Just Do It

Author Elbert Hubbard told the story of an incident during the Spanish-American War. It was imperative that the president get a message to the leader of the insurgents. His name was Garcia and he was known to fighting somewhere in the mountains of Cuba, but no mail or telegraph could reach him. Someone said, \”There\’s a fellow by the name of Rowan who will find Garcia for you if anybody can.\”

Rowan took the letter without hesitation. He sealed it in a leather pouch strapped over his heart. He landed in the dark of night off the coast of Cuba and make his way to the mountains, and after much difficulty, found Garcia. He handed him the letter, turned around and headed home. Hubbard tells this story in \”A Letter to Garcia...

\”Want to!\”, The

I remember the night in Miami when our son, Ian, was just five years old. We were staying with relatives and it was his bedtime. When I looked at the living room floor, I knew we had a problem. Toys were all over the place. \”Ian,\” I said, \”you need to pick up all those toys before you go to bed.\”

\”Daddy,\” he said, \”I\’m too tired to pick up my toys.\”

My immediate inclination was to force him to clean up the room. Instead, I went into the bedroom, laid down, and said, \”Ian, come here. Let?s play Humpty Dumpty.\”

He climbed up on my knees and I said, \”Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.\” And he fell. Ian laughed and said, \”Let\’s do it again.\” Well, after the third \”fall,\” I said, \”Okay, but first go pick up those toys.\”

Without thinking, he ran ...