Just before leaving on an impromptu visit to San Diego, I selected a light book, Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results, by Mark Sanborn, to enjoy along the way. I soon discovered this book was lighter than expected, yet every now and then I’d come across a tidbit that invited […]
So Easy to Give—So Easy Not to Give Whether out of obligation or appreciation, most of us dutifully calculate 15 percent or more of our restaurant tabs and add it to the charge card. We tip the hairdresser and the taxi driver. But what about the many people we encounter each day who serve us […]
Until I enrolled in a post-college writing class, I was not aware of the meaning of “place” as used by our instructor, Ann Roberts. But then I had never known anyone my own age who had tattoos on her ankles, raised llamas in her garage and recorded books on tape for a well-known publishing house. […]
This past Sunday was the fourth time I experimented with what I’d call a “self-imposed retreat.” The first time my apprehension set in around noon on Saturday. Can I do this? What will it be like? Will I be bored silly? What will I do during all this time? After the first few hours, I […]
If your 2013 Goals haven’t yet been committed to paper or e-file, fear not! The thoughts below may be just what you need to develop powerful goals with extraordinary results.
Having goals will affect the way you think and almost everything you do as they allow you to overcome negativity, lethargy and procrastination.
Not only is it smart to say, “No,” it’s imperative if you’re going to meet your goals and have a life! Saying “No” to extraneous requests is so much easier when you block out time for yourself at the beginning of each month-time for exercise, a night at home, gardening, dinner or a movie with […]
To be self-aware of our own emotions and the emotions of those around us allows us to adjust and manage our emotions in our relationships even when—and especially when—those emotions become challenging—or heated. This is true in the workplace as well as in your personal relationships. When things are going well and there is relatively little stress, […]