Chris Tardio

Chris Tardio
How to Network to Get a Better Job

How to Network to Get a Better Job

I have been working in a startup environment for 1.5 years, beginning a few months after I earned my BA. The company isn't profitable and I've been promoted from an admin role to a marketing…

How Do I Ask for a Raise?

How Do I Ask for a Raise?

I’m currently at a point in my career where I would like to ask for a raise and/or more stock options (ideally both). I’ve heard extremely positive feedback from all my managers and peers and…

Help! My Co-Worker is Bad Mouthing Me

Help! My Co-Worker is Bad Mouthing Me

I have been employed at a VA hospital for almost 10 years and although things have improved somewhat, there is one specific co-worker who tries to hog or minimize my hard work. I have received awards including a Nurse…

How to Stay Focused and Finish Projects

How to Stay Focused and Finish Projects

I have the frustrating ability to begin a project with enthusiasm and excitement, but then the first distraction, interruption, hurdle and I lose momentum. There is a lot going on in the background of my life which makes it never…

Why is it So Hard to be Successful?

Why is it So Hard to be Successful?

It seems as if I keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Each time I think I am on the right track to success I take several steps backwards. I've had several businesses that have failed…

How Do I Find My Next Career Move?

How Do I Find My Next Career Move?

I’ve been in my field 25 years, and I'm ready to do something new. But I don't know what that is. I’ve read every book and article about finding your passion and…

Should I Start My Own Business Now?

Should I Start My Own Business Now?

I dream of being self-employed and have taken steps: I launched my consulting business in 2012 and have been working another day job to provide basic financial necessities while my business grows. After finding out that my position is…

Do Nice People Really Finish Last?

Do Nice People Really Finish Last?

There is something eating at me: Do nice people really finish last? There is a serious killer in me I keep at bay. I sometimes see opportunity and know there are things I can do to knock people out of…