7 Steps to Time Management Success

time management tips

Are you struggling to juggle all the demands at work? Has email become a part time job? Are ya beggin’ for some time management tips? I don’t know anyone who hasn’t felt this way one time or another. I certainly have. But I’m no time management guru, so I went in search of answers. And I […]

Is it too late to be what you might have been


Anything frustrating you? I recently asked readers what issues they face. (I want to write about what’s useful for you.) Here’s what they said … How do I: make a life or career transition? move into consulting or part-time work? better manage time? (I’m juggling too much at once – overwhelmed) handle email overload? get rid […]

15 Reasons Why Venting is a Bad Idea


Admit it. Haven’t you ever let loose with a rousing rant? Didn’t it feel good to get all those pent-up frustrations out on the table? Who hasn’t indulged at some point? I know I have. But there are many reasons why venting, especially at work, is a bad idea.   People usually justify it by […]

7 Things You Can Learn About Habits and Goals


I believe you learn the most during times when you are tested. Trial by fire can definitely inspire new habits and goals that less “adventurous” times may not. Here are mine: 1. Support your goal with a significant purpose. I recently lost 15 lbs. in three months – a lot for short little me. Certainly […]

A Surprise Message After 40 Years


Never would I have imagined that a postcard, sent 40 years ago, could have had such an impact. But a few weeks ago, I received this email from a former classmate: “I wanted to share something with you that you gave me right after graduation and I’ve kept all these years (see below). As you […]

9 Words for Customer Service You Deserve

Customer Service Story

The nuns and my momma taught me that being nice to people is just common courtesy. And rarely, as a customer, have I had to get assertive when service providers aren’t helpful or polite. But one day my patience was tested. I was standing in a long line at the local sub sandwich shop. It […]

One Amazing Leadership Example


When I graduated from high school I decided to enlist in the Air Force. The idea of earning money for college, building a career and seeing the world intrigued and excited me. My friends were surprised. My parents were supportive. There was just one small problem – I had to lose 20 pounds to meet […]

5 Steps to Find Happiness


Got a lot on your mind? Most of us do. Whether it’s work issues or something at home, our minds can feel like the inside of a blender set to “liquefy”. And the hard thing is, our thoughts aren’t always that positive. In fact, we worry a lot. We worry more than we should. It […]

6 Ways to Face Fear and Create Courage


I think we create courage only after we’ve been intimate with fear. Have you ever felt fear? I’ll bet you have. It can come from many directions: fear for the safety of our loved ones, fear of loss (job, spouse, health, home, reputation), fear of success or failure, fear of a change we’re unprepared for. […]

4 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss


Got a difficult boss? After a recent post on this topic I was flooded with private messages from people in the same boat. They’re working for someone who they aren’t getting along with and: can’t tolerate the stress much longer, don’t want to start looking but fear they must, could lose their job if the […]