In the vein of work life balance, times of economic uncertainty can be seen in another light as “The Great Vacation”. Sometimes it takes a rough patch and working with less, to get us using our brains and imagination again.Details
Ultimate Potential, wow, that’s heavy. What is this nebulous thing called potential? Throughout your life people have told you that you have lots of it … don’t waste it … and live up to it. But, again, what is it?
Potential comes from the root words “potency” and “potent” and refers to all the things you can be successful at if you develop and use your gifts, talents and natural abilities.Details
The battle for self-mastery may leave a person a bit bruised and battered, but always a better man or woman. Self-mastery is a rigorous process at best; too many of us want it to be effortless and painless.
Some spurn effort and substitute an alibi. We hear the plea, ‘I was denied the advantages others had in their youth.’ And then we remember the caption that Webster, the cartoonist, placed under a sketch of Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin: ‘Ill-housed, ill-fed, ill-clothed.Details
The extended unemployment benefits are set to run out today, leaving close to 2 million people without benefits. Until now, the government was giving citizens an average weekly check of $302, with 99 days to find a job. However, for millions of people that time frame was not enough. The reasons are not new; “I’m…Details
How often do you say things that are really throw-away remarks? You know like, “Thanks” or “Have a good day” or “love you” … yeah, you sort of mean it but it’s really a habit and the person on the receiving end doesn’t really feel like you mean it … REALLY. Here’s a suggestion: think…Details
Communication is at the top of the list of things humans spend a majority of their time engaged in, but it also tends to be one of our greatest weaknesses as well. A new book called Shut Up and Say Something by Karen Friedman delves into the most common mistakes people make when communicating…Details
Friday night I’m finishing up a report for one of our clients when Nanette, our groundskeeper, comes tapping on the office door. She usually is headed home and doesn’t visit this late so I was wondering what she could need to tell me. I go to the door and look outside to what she’s pointing…Details
“I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that a job is just a unit of measurement of work. Meaning, you don’t need to be an employee to find fulfilling and secure work. You need to work to find work.
I also mean this in the sense that we sometimes think that we’re built for one career, when we’re really just a series of skill sets in search of fulfillment.”
“If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts. I could lose all my money and all my factories, but leave me my contacts and I’ll be back as strong…Details