Recently I was reminded about the importance of choices and attitude. It took a while for me to learn the lesson, but once I did, the evening made so much more sense. I had volunteered to do a talk for a group of teen moms in my area. My cousin had asked me to speak … Continue reading A life lesson sinks in – 12 hours later
Lately I’ve been finding myself agreeing to do things that I just don’t have time to do. I see projects that look interesting and say, “I’d like to do that” or “it would be good for me to learn that” and before you know it, my days are overfilled with work, leaving me too little … Continue reading Making it easier to decide when to say “no”
There are certain times in everyone’s day when they are not as productive as they are at other times. Sometimes we’re fighting to stay awake, fighting to focus, or we’re simply not working productively. The opposite is true as well. There are some parts of the day when we are amazing; we can get more … Continue reading What kind of work-bird are you?
I’ll admit that occasionally I watch the TLC show Hoarders. I always feel better about myself after I watch it. My life may be messy sometimes, but it isn’t anything like that! Or is it? You may not be a classic hoarder. You may not have areas of your home and office that are crowded … Continue reading Are you an Email Hoarder?
My husband, Warren, and I were driving downtown last week enjoying the first rain we’ve had in months when we were hit from behind at a stoplight. We actually heard the car behind us get hit first, looked at each other and said, “We weren’t hit!” We put the truck in park to make sure … Continue reading When is being a control freak a good thing?
I’m attending a conference in Grapevine, Texas this week, and I was reminded in a humorous way how important it is to be flexible. The Gaylord Texan Hotel knows how to be flexible. I’m attending the Education Forum and Annual Meeting of IAAP. There are about 1,500 attendees and 99 per cent of them are … Continue reading Are there flowerpots in your urinals?
Close your eyes and walk into your office or cubicle. When you open your eyes, look at your desk as if it doesn’t belong to you. Now describe the person who owns this desk. Do they seem professional and competent, or frazzled and disorganized? Now remember that this is your desk, and think about what … Continue reading Look As Professional As You Are!
Have you ever listened to yourself? The only thing more painful than listening to your own voice on a recording is watching yourself on video. (The latter always compels me to start a new fitness regime.) Unfortunately, my voice can’t be improved by going to the gym or avoiding the dessert table. It takes more … Continue reading Have you ever listened to yourself?
We were on vacation. The sun was shining, the steel drums were playing a cheery tune and my skin was glowing from a day in the sun. It seemed perfect. And it almost was. As Warren and I were about to reboard our cruise ship, we joined the queue of a few dozen people who … Continue reading What would you do?