What Do You Do When The Worst Happens?

Life randomly throws the unexpected at us all the time. We enjoy some events, such as finding a $20 bill, but a serious illness or the loss of a job can turn our lives upside down. Companies can also be forced to face dramatic changes: losing funding, an important customer or discovering a strong new competitor in their market.

Slower is Faster

When work is piled up it’s easy to get stuck, feeling that you need to rush through everything. But when you hurry too much, you’re prone to make mistakes and miss opportunities. You “can’t see the forest for the trees”. We get stressed and forget that we can increase our speed if we first slow down.

I Want You To Have It All

2020 – the new year is just days away – full of promise and potential, brimming with possibilities and change. Whatever 2020 looks like for you, I want you to “have it all.”  

Two Longs And A Short

The phone in my grandmother’s house was big and brown with the earpiece hanging on a wishbone shaped hook.  When the phone rang two longs and a short, my grandmother would pick it up knowing it was for her or someone in her family.  When it rang just two longs, my grandmother would also pick it up (but quietly) because

Now

How do you feel about this holiday season?  Do you look forward to the hustle and bustle, thriving on the shopping/decorating/eating/ and trying-to-fit-everything-in schedule?   Or like many of us, do you have a love/hate relationship with this time of year?  It can be challenging to fit the added stress into the everyday stress of running a business.

Clearing My Head

We had new flooring installed in the office.  Of course, it was necessary to move everything.  Putting years of accumulated “stuff” back forced me to take a hard look at what I really wanted to keep.  I could not remember why I was holding on to all of it.  

This Morning I Am Grateful For…

My blog arrives on Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of each November.  It is a blessing to be able to share Thanksgiving with you every year. I have started a new ritual and want to share it with you.

Rock Stars or Super Stars

In her book Radical Candor, author Kim Scott identifies two types of employees: Rock stars and Super stars.

Things Better Left Unsaid

We have all said things better left unsaid, blurting out a thoughtless remark we wish we could take back.  There seems to be an impulse in the back of our minds prompting us with a sharp retort that may be inappropriate or hurtful.  The advent of Facebook has made this a more frequent occurrence.  It’s even easier to be sarcastic

Death Bed Confessions

Bronnie Ware was a palliative caregiver for 8 years.  The experience resulted in a book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departed.  She shares the thoughts, wishes and regrets of those she cared for in their last few weeks of life.