Have You Lost Your Manners?

I’ve heard it said that successful people do what the unsuccessful are unwilling to do. I didn’t realize until recently how simple, and how incredibly true, that is. Please and thank-you are simple words, and yet it seems that most people don’t use them. Basic etiquette is missing in society in both our personal lives … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Manners?

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Would You Hire You?

Are you worth the salary you’re earning?  Do you really give it your all, or are you just showing up for work? I was in Houston last week and had a waiter who impressed me to no end – I wanted to offer him a job.  His work ethic was impressive, genuine and, I’m sure, … Continue reading Would You Hire You?

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Perfection Is Far From Perfect

I was sitting in the airport today when a tall, striking blonde woman, about my age walked by. She had long blond hair (extensions), beautiful long lashes (false), perfectly manicured nails (acrylic), tight facial features (botox), full puffy lips (collagen), overtly perky breasts (implants), and a fabulous size-four body (a personal trainer, I’m guessing). Her … Continue reading Perfection Is Far From Perfect

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You Might Be A Princess If…

Does it sometimes feel like you work with royalty? Are some people in your office self-proclaimed princes and princesses? You know that person, the one who has rules that apply only to her. The one who doesn’t have to do all the things at work that you have to do, and seems clueless that she’s … Continue reading You Might Be A Princess If…

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Feeling the Fear

I went to see the movie Horrible Bosses this week. I laughed a lot, and was grateful that I’ve never had any bosses in my life quite as bad as the ones in the movie.

I do hear a lot of horror stories, though. I certainly know that some people are not so lucky to be working with a great boss or in a great job. I certainly have compassion for people who feel trapped by their situation into staying in a job that takes advantage of them.

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Can You Relax?

I think I just might be in heaven right now.

I’m at the cottage. I’m all alone and the only sounds I can hear are the birds and the bullfrogs.

I absolutely love this kind of relaxation and truly appreciate these rare moments when they happen.

So what am I doing working on my laptop, you ask? I’m sharing a little piece of bliss and wondering if you know how to relax. I am disappointed to know that many people do not know how to relax at all. I actually find writing relaxing, so it isn’t work for me.

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Find a Cheerleader

As you may know, I’m a reality TV fanatic. My favourite of them all is The Biggest Loser. I am so motivated by what these people can do, by the challenges they face, the obstacles they overcome, and their sheer drive to lose an incredible amount of weight in a very short time.

Plus, I don’t eat a thing while I’m watching The Biggest Loser, which is good for me.

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It pays to pay attention to details

was out for a run today about the same time the kids were coming home from school. At the end of my street the school bus was stopped, red lights flashing. A car turned onto the street and drove right past the school bus. I waved my hands to get the driver’s attention, but it was already too late because he had driven through the flashing lights.
The good news is that no one was hit; no one was hurt. The bad news is that the driver was distracted and missed the flashing lights. The consequences could have been huge.

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