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The Shopko Optical Story…Authentic Confidence in Action

I grew up shopping at Shopko. It was a big deal to be able to experience one of the original super stores in our area and I loved it. I was sad to hear about the Shopko story and I wrote about it in the May 2020 release of my book Authentic Confidence: The Secret to Loving Your Work and Leading an Unstoppable Career. I shared that the Shopko Corporation was founded in 1962 and…
Ben Fauske
May 27, 2020
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What is Authentic Confidence?

I don’t watch much baseball, but every year I love watching the World Series. This year has not been a disappointment. With all of the natural disasters in both Houston and Los Angeles, it has given those cities something to cheer about. It reminds me of the 2013 World Series. There was tragedy in Boston that spring. In April, there was a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.  Later that month, David Ortiz, a star…
Ben Fauske
November 1, 2017
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The 5 Questions That Will Determine What Drives You

What Drives You? One of the problems I had early in my life is a complete lack of focus in my career. I jumped from one job to the next with no plan. After taking a communication course, I realized something was missing. I did not have a clear picture of what I valued most in my career. Most people drift through their careers never taking the time to declare what matters most. So when…
Ben Fauske
April 25, 2017
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What is your Career Highlight Reel?

When I was a kid everyone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I never had a good answer, until I watched Jack Nicklaus win the 1986 Master’s Golf Tournament.  The announcer called him a “living legend.”  Well the next day at school my fourth grade teacher asked everyone what they wanted to be when they grew up.  She went around the room and heard all of the typical answers; nurse,…
Ben Fauske
February 1, 2017
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When is it Time to Seek Wisdom?

It never ceases to amaze me when I meet someone who seems to know it all.  I recently watched a Shark Tank episode where everyone in the room disagreed with the valuation given to a woman’s business.  Many of the sharks had made an offer, but none of them agreed with what she was asking.  One of the sharks urged her to listen to the offers and not let her arrogance get in the way. …
Ben Fauske
January 6, 2017
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Working on Purpose

Early in my career I struggled with my career purpose.  I jumped around from job to job and never found my groove.  It was causing many problems in my life, and it wasn’t until I developed a Career Purpose Statement that my career started to take shape. After I created my Career Purpose Statement I had a guide that helped me make good decisions.  I stopped jumping from job to job and settled into a…
Ben Fauske
December 8, 2016