Do the Work?

I believe that theory, studies, products, lifehacks and cool tools are no substitute for hours of effort. This blog isn’t going to be about tips and tricks to get ahead in your job search, or in your business – there are plenty of other blogs that do that. We’re going back to the basics here – hard work is a prerequisite for success, and risk taking is the name of the game.

Think hard about where to invest your time, money, and effort, but then – be sure to invest all three as fully as you can.  The only person who ever got by on a 4 Hour Workweek is Timothy Ferriss. And he’s done it by making a mint off the rest of us chasing his mirage.

Get your hands dirty. Make the cold calls instead of reading another article about how to make cold calls. Plant and water the garden insteadof watching HGTV. Answer your emails before applying the new software that will magically sort it for you.

Just do the work.

Memos to the Universe?

Some memos that have been floating around in my head about working in private business, or working as an HR pro.

So what’s your story?

3313_95328777781_789922781_2441637_7888299_sI can’t imagine you got here by accident. But if you did – I’m an HR leader with a particular interest in  operations, streamlining, and helping companies increase their margins and profitability in a sustainable way. I live and work in Houston with my RN wife, my smallish daughter, a genius-but-deaf cowdog and wire-haired terrier who was raised in the cat section of a shelter. His species confusion is a constant source of hilarity.

I believe in investing in your local community, starting with making lasagna for the neighbors. I believe in gardening, swimming, reading, and challenging what’s comfortable.  I love a good laugh and will do or say almost anything to get one, often inappropriately.

And I have an opinion or two about lots of other things.  Don’t you?  Good!  Let’s talk.  I can be  found  on LinkedIn and on Twitter @frannyo. I can also be reached by email at franny (at)  frannyoxford.com or just call me at 408-FRA-NNYO. I look forward to hearing from you!

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