Overbearing and Unhappy About It

Help Me Rhonda! I’ve been told by several people that I’m aggressive and intimidating! How can that be, and what do I need to do to fix it? Signed, Overbearing and Unhappy About It Dear Overbearing and Unhappy About It: I think that most people would be unhappy to be told they are perceived as … Continue reading Overbearing and Unhappy About It

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Pushing yourself towards greatness

How do you react when someone pushes you? I don’t mean pushes your buttons to get a reaction, but pushes you to do more, achieve more, reach higher. “Pushing” can come in many forms. It can be simple encouragement, like when your parents pushed you to take music lessons. It can come from colleagues, who … Continue reading Pushing yourself towards greatness

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Are you joyful?

  Joy is a deep-rooted feeling of ultimate contentment. Joy shows itself on your face, and in your actions. How often do you feel joy? Do you even think about it? What brings you joy? What causes you to feel peace and contentment? I recently made a commitment to search out joy in each and … Continue reading Are you joyful?

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Get The Courage To Say Hello

I’ve recently met several sports celebrities at different events (mostly golf tournaments) that I’ve been attending. What I’ve been noting is the level of anxiety that people feel when they think about approaching a celebrity. My friend Scott really wanted to meet Larry Robinson (a Canadian hockey player who played for Montreal in the 70s; … Continue reading Get The Courage To Say Hello

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Are you better than a goldfish?

According to a recent study by Microsoft (published in the Yahoo!Canada), the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000, down to a pathetic eight seconds today. Believe it or not, a goldfish can concentrate for nine seconds. And—while I have no idea how they know what the attention span of a goldfish … Continue reading Are you better than a goldfish?

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Help Me Rhonda

I’ve been promoted to Office Manager. I’m pretty happy about that as it was a promotion I worked very hard to get. The problem is that now I’m the supervisor of a group of people that I used to be “one of them.” Now I’m not. One of my first hurdles is breaking the news to … Continue reading Help Me Rhonda

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The way you make me feel…

It’s great to work with someone who makes you feel important. Someone who remembers your name, and maybe that you have a dog named Brownie or that you recently took a vacation to Florida. When you work with someone like that, the time seems to fly and you look forward to working with them again. … Continue reading The way you make me feel…

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