One of the biggest complaints about being an administrative professional is that we often aren’t paid enough for what we do. But, is money really admins’ biggest issue? If your pay was doubled, would you be much happier? We all know the adage that “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Many surveys have shown that more money, … Continue reading Show Me the Money (or Something Else)
Is life about winning and losing for you? Are you the kind of person who bets it all on one roll of the dice? I am a reality TV fanatic. I like the competition, the relationships, the plots and even the backstabbing on some of the shows. I am very aware that most of them … Continue reading All-Or-Nothing Approach To Success Makes Failures Of Us All
I’m dealing with an avoider. I find it very frustrating. Every once in a while you will encounter a situation where you want to deal with it in a calm, professional manner, and the person with whom you want to deal with, does not want to deal with it at all! An avoider is someone … Continue reading Avoiding Confrontation Is Not The Answer
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
Do you make it seem as though anyone could do your job and do it well? If so, you’re doing yourself, your job, and your reputation a disservice. My husband, Warren, is joining ON THE RIGHT TRACK full-time this month. We’ve known for quite a while that he would finish his job as a project … Continue reading “No Problem” Is a Problem!
Some people forget that there are other people in the world. We’ve all experienced the person who jumps the line at Starbucks, or drives down the shoulder on the highway… who generally behaves as if they are at the centre of the universe. As much as we may roll our eyes at their behaviour, are … Continue reading Do you suffer from Centre of the Universe Syndrome?
Have you ever noticed that you don’t notice how cluttered your house looks until you invite company over? That you don’t see how dirty the walls are until you put your house for sale? You don’t notice that your wardrobe is outdated until you watch “What Not To Wear”? Likewise, you don’t see the things … Continue reading You can’t see the forest for the trees
We’ve all heard that expression, but do we really believe it applies to us? Imagine yourself walking down a dark street at night and finding yourself face-to-face with a young person dressed in black and covered in chains, tattoos and piercings. Would you cross the street? You actually have no idea if the person is, … Continue reading Perception is Reality