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#neverstopstartingover – My New Mantra

#neverstopstartingoverI belong to an online fitness group and my super-in-shape friend, Kelly Welch, posed the question to the group, “What is your brand when it comes to fitness?” I was a little put off by the question. Here is where my head went: “A brand? Really? I am lucky I make it out each day to work out. I have had a few several-month-long spells over the last couple of years where I did not work out—Nada. Zilch. The walk from the bed down the stairs to the desk to the fridge to the car to pick up kids was as much movement as I had some days during this winter. So you want to know what my fitness brand is?”Continue Reading…

Review of The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

Review of an Advanced Reader Copy by Lisa Rangel

Earlier this quarter, I received an advanced reader copy of The Pumpkin Plan, Mike Michalowicz’s latest book that is out on July 5th. I was excited to read it after learning quite a bit from his previous book, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. I found The Pumpkin Plan came at the right time for me and does not disappoint for jobseekers looking to become an entrepreneur, the fledgling entrepreneur or the semi-successful entrepreneur that wants to take things to the next level.

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What Job Seekers can learn from The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Lisa Rangel Chameleon Resumes
Mike Michalowicz and Lisa Rangel

In July 2011 I attended the B.I.G. Summer Summit, where Mike Michalowicz, author, entrepreneur & marketing expert, was the engaging keynote speaker. He graciously gave the attendees a copy of his book, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: the-tell-it-like-it-is guide to cleaning up in business, even if you are at the end of your roll, under the premise that we all pay it forward investing the cost of the book with someone or an entity that needs it. I was already intrigued.

While I already donated my $20 to a worthy cause, I am eager to continue the good karma put forth by Mike by telling you how this book can help the job seeker.  (Hey Mike—I am feeling the birth of the Toilet Paper Job Seeker Book initiative—as least I think that is what I am feeling).

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Why I Am Thankful For Being Laid Off – Here’s My Story

Why I amThankful ForBeing Laid Off

Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer

“Congrats on getting bounced. A pretty awesome group of people get bounced nowadays, so you are in good company … “

This is an actual email response I sent to a friend a few months ago when he was laid off. So, if this happened to you–as it did to me–I say to you, “Congratulations!” Some of us have juicy stories and others are more mundane. Regardless of your story, being unemployed or underemployed in this market does not carry The Scarlet Letter stigma it once did. It has become a prevalent part of our lives, headlines and conversations. And make no mistake, it is an opportunity. However, before I pontificate with the “the world is your oyster” speech and tell you how thankful I am that it happened to me, let me tell you my story.Continue Reading…

7 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need Resumes—Who Knew?

So you have your own business—or you just launched your new company based on your fabulous service/idea/product. Congratulations!! Thinking you are now done with needing that god-awful resume that stressed you out every time you needed to send it to a company applying for a job. Frankly, I thought the same thing when I launched Chameleon Resumes last year—and I write these things!Continue Reading…