Tag Archive for: work

TommyLog – ONE YEAR & Counting!

16 Aug
August 16, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s Dad and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about the last year. 365 days ago I got laid off from my previous job. What an amazing year! You guys have been along for the journey. My ups and my downs. So this is kind of a mini “state of the union” as to where things are at.

When I started out on this journey, I thought that finding that next big job would be difficult, I didn’t think it would be this difficult. A few interviews and a lot of disappointment later, I had to change my tune. One big job is not where I was supposed to be. I’ve decided that two or three smaller part-time gigs are going to be much more effective than one big gig. So I want to tell you about my part-time hustles. I have one part-time job with a company called brand outcomes in Green Bay. I’m working on their brand strategy team. I love the people and I love helping others solve problems.

My next part time job is with a company called World HeadQuarters here in Appleton. I’m helping create the next generation of evolved workspace. Brenda Leopold is the brain child here and she asked me to come on board to help make this happen with her.

What an amazing journey this has been. I promise you, without the help of amazing friends, and a supportive network, this never would’ve happened. Huge shout out to my supportive family and especially my sweetheart. Their support has been amazing!

I am so excited for what the next year awaits for me.

To the moon!!

TommyLog – I’ve been laid off! FREE AGENT TOMMY

22 Aug
August 22, 2016

Hey kids – Hey Everyone – It’s Tommy and for today’s TommyLog,  I need to tell you something that’s not easy to share. Last week I was laid off at work. It was a low work situation and I was sacrificed for the good of the other workers. I understand it’s a business decision and I have to move on. I have utmost respect for that decision and I will miss my coworkers dearly. They were my work family and I really enjoyed each and everyone of them.

So today the new Tommy comes out– the new and improved Tommy!

I want to introduce TRC Media which is going to be my new company. I don’t know completely what it is, I’m still framing what it looks like. But I need to take my skills and I need to start solving problems for other people. I want to start immediately. As my buddy from Tommy Boy said “I got nothing but free time.”

So I’m reaching out to my network near and far. You of all watched my videos, many of you know of the social media influencing work that I do for some pretty big companies. Do you need help what you’re doing? How can I help you? Social Media,  Print,  Video,  Web –whatever it happens to be,  I can help.

I can connect you to the right people if needs be – let’s make this happen. Let’s start solving problems. No time to be down, no time to be depressed, only great things ahead. My network is just so amazing and it’s time for me to lean on you!

You know how to get a hold of me –all my channels are open -my ears are on. No project is too small– let’s talk, let’s meet, let’s Skype -let’s Facebook!

Let’s make this happen. You are awesome!!!

TommyLog – The Power of Communication

27 Nov
November 27, 2015

Hey Kids it’s dad, and for today’s Tommy log I want to talk about communication. I feel the communication is the key to all success is, or in turn failures in this world. When things are going well you communicate. When things are not going well, you stop communicating.

Look around you look at some of your successes and your failures and I’d be willing to bet they lead to communication.

Be the Answer to Someone’s Prayer

03 Aug
August 3, 2015

Last Friday was a total rotten day at work. Do not pass go do not collect $200 rotten. I was home and it was about 7:30 in the evening and I wanted to go get Culver’s for dinner. As I’m driving to Culver’s sun roof open and XM radio turned up high—trying to forget my awful day, I saw a family stranded on the side of the road. They car had broken down. I immediately felt a prompting to do a u-turn and go and see who I could help.

The dad, named John, was from Eastern Europe, Croatia I think and he had a thick accent. He said he was the head chef at a restaurant in Neenah. His car ran out of gas and he and his wife and 2 kids were on their way to the grocery store. I was able to help him get gas and on their way very quickly.

After that, the worries of my Friday was washed away.

What a blessing it was not to ask for answers to a prayer, but to possibly BE AN ANSWER!

What will you do to be that answer?

Worthless Piece of Paper

15 Jul
July 15, 2015

Hey Kids, for today’s TommyLog I want to share with you whats it’s like to find out your efforts are worth nothing. Today I received my final ESOP, Employee Stock Option Plan, share information in the mail from my 4 year stint at HC Miller.

What is an ESOP yo ask, well you can either Google it or keep reading. An ESOP is unlike corporations where the profits benefit shareholders, the profits in an ESOP benefit the employee shareholders. Well I was wooed away from my 14 year position at Banta / RR Donnelley to help build something great at Miller.

Well without getting too dirty, things were a lot better on paper than it appeared. Some people got millions and as you can see, I got zero. I sure met some of the GREATEST people i have ever met and worked with, but at the end of it all, as far as building up the Clifford retirement empire, I got zero.

I trusted the wrong people –