Having a Difficult Conversation

Copyright: Image by StockUnlimited Have you ever had to tell someone that they need to shower more, find somewhere else to live or they’re too loud at work? Those kinds of conversations can be incredibly uncomfortable. According to a recent study, the average employee spends 2.8 hours a week dealing with conflict, including uncomfortable discussions. … Continue reading Having a Difficult Conversation

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Can you ask for help?

I’m a pretty black-and-white thinker. I’m all about an action plan, a solution, a strategy. I provide solutions to my clients, my friends and my family. I can always come up with solutions to other people’s problems. It’s my issues that are the problem. Sometimes my issues feel too big, too close, and too emotional … Continue reading Can you ask for help?

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Can I Quit

Is it OK to give up on your difficult person? There may come a time in your relationship with your difficult person when you realize it is never going to work out. You are never going to reach a middle ground. You are never going to change their behaviour. Is it OK to give up? … Continue reading Can I Quit

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Helpful Or Complaining

At what point does being helpful become complaining? We have a home in Florida that we use as a vacation rental. We do our best to keep it looking and operating at peak efficiency and comfort. We have great guests, and people seem to enjoy their time while on vacation. Ed and Gretchen were excited … Continue reading Helpful Or Complaining

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Are You An Email Hoarder ?

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 ?

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