Have you accomplished everything you want to accomplish in this life of yours? I know I haven't. In fact, I know I have more interests and goals than I will ever have time to get to in this lifetime. So maybe that is why phrases like "just killing time" or "wasting time" and "I have … Continue reading If Not Now, When?
Whether you are generally a positive person who gets in the occasional negative funk or you are generally a negative person but you would like to experience the power of positivity, here are 10 of my favorite tricks and tips that can help you find your positive groove. Dress better than you feel. Do something … Continue reading 10 Tricks and Tips to Find Your Positive Groove
I made a post on Instagram Saturday morning in which I said instead of work-life balance, we should have Work-life Awareness. (I don't know if that's a term anyone else uses yet, but I'm using it now. If it becomes a thing, I'm claiming it as my own.) Anyways, I was making the point that … Continue reading Stop Stressing Out About Work-Life Balance
In my last post, Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No” I pointed out that you should assess and understand why your initial reaction to an offered opportunity is yes or no, and I noted some good reasons why you might choose yes or no in a particular circumstance. In this … Continue reading Say Yes
Lately I've noticed that there is somewhat of a conflicting message on whether to say yes or no to new opportunities. If you are focusing on "work life balance," the message is to say "no" more often. If you are focusing on personal or professional growth, the message is to say "yes" more often. Here … Continue reading Sorting Out Why to Say “Yes” and Why to Say “No”
Have you seen Amy Schumer's movie, I Feel Pretty, yet? If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. If you haven't, don't worry, I won't spoil it for you here. I will just tell you that I watched it last night and want to recommend it to the following people: 1. Anyone … Continue reading What If You Loved Yourself As You Are?
Today I reached out to an accomplished, well-respected woman in a more senior position than mine at work. Until today, I had neither met her nor had a conversation with her, but I felt she was someone I should know, someone who might have some answers to my questions. To my delight, she was gracious, … Continue reading Be Brave
Suffer a setback? Don't waste your time feeling defeated, because you've just been given two gifts: a lesson and fuel. After a setback occurs, take a little time to process what happened and identify how you're feeling. Once you've identified the emotions (anger, embarrassment, sadness, etc.) it's easier to move from a place of feeling … Continue reading Thank You for that Setback
The team was already gathering when I pulled up to the school with my son. I said, "Okay, we're here," and he looked up from his phone, scrambled to get his things together, and jumped out of the car. In my side mirror, I saw a van pulling around us and I yelled, "Wait!" at … Continue reading My Son Almost Got Hit By a Car…and Other Potential Perils of Being a “Go-Go-Go” Parent
Do you feel fulfilled by your current job? If not, it could be that you are lacking a sense of purpose in the work you're doing. This is not to say that the work you're doing is not important to the company, but maybe it doesn't feel important to you. Oprah Winfrey said, "Do what … Continue reading When Your Job’s Purpose is not Your Purpose