7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work

Here are 7 great tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work

In this post, we’re going to discuss 7 tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work.  Sometimes, maintaining that attitude at work is very difficult indeed.  While it may be temporarily satisfying to tell someone what you really think in the heat of the moment, it is not necessarily in your best interest to do so. I’ve probably made every single one of these mistakes in my younger years and some of them are pretty cringe-worthy.  I hope that they will save you some of the pain and embarrassment that I went through. 7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude

Self-Nourishment Lesson #1: Establish Routines

~by Susan McGuire~ Do you feel you have more to do than you can possibly complete each day? For most women, there’s so much to accomplish every day. As much as women do manage to squeeze into a 24-hour day, they could be considered Super Women. But even a “Super Woman” needs fuel, nourishment and care. Otherwise, “Super Woman” will run out of steam and become “Wiped-out Woman”. Don’t let yourself get so run down that you’re in a perpetual state of exhaustion. Instead, set yourself up for success by taking care of yourself and getting the nourishment you need.

How Do You Deal With Tragedy?

It was a tough week to be a Canadian last week. On Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was struck by a hit and run driver in a targeted attack. On Wednesday, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in cold blood as he stood guard at the National War Memorial at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canadians watched and listened in horror as gun shots were heard inside the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, the heart of our government. We watched amazing video of bystanders rushing in, not thinking of their own safety, to help and comfort Corporal Cirillo as he

How’s Your Lifestyle Working for You?

by Susan McGuire Lifestyle… What does this mean to you? Everywhere I turn I hear the word “Lifestyle”. It seems to be one of the latest buzz words. But what does it mean? Unfortunately, it has come to mean whatever the person or business wants it to mean. I recently heard about a lifestyle center that was going to be built in the area. Being a Health & Lifestyle Coach, I assumed it would be about healthy living, fitness, nutrition and the like. But it turns out that this particular developer was using the term to describe a place for

4 is More: Feeling Groovy

This is a great article from my friend Amy… I know that I have found myself just going WAAAY too fast at times, then I start dropping balls, left and right.  My worst offense is usually forgetting appointments, because I fail to write them down.. UGH!  I hate when I do that. ……… Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobblestones. Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy. -The 59th Street Bridge (aka “Feelin’ Groovy) Simon & Garfunkel I am definitely a girl who moves too fast. In fact, I think

Working Mom Interview – Alicia Krauss

In this blog post, I’d like to introduce my working mom Alicia.  We met online in a working mom group, that rocks my world.  They are one of my great support networks.  I thought that there are so many times where we really don’t talk about what real life women are like- and how they are such rock stars!  So, I’m introducing some of the women I respect tremendously, and hope that you’ll learn from all of our experiences!  I hope you will enjoy it!  Alicia is the first mom I’ve interviewed.  I hope you’ll show her some love. 🙂

You Are Super Mom

  When we lived in Rochester I admired my new friend Mona. We both had young children, I had my two boys Abe my 5 year old and Sammy my hyperactive 18 month old. Mona had 4 children, she was very active at our place of worship. She was cheerful, always volunteering to teach, her dishes for potluck dinners were delicious, she ran the women’s study group, and was beautifully dressed.   I did my best to volunteer as much as I could, but it was a struggle. The process of getting the boys into snow boots, jackets, finding mittens,

Ninja Mom Skills

After four kids, taking care of my parents, and all the rest, I’ve developed some serious ninja mom skills.  They enable me to survive the insanity that is having multiple kids in different places, and activities.  These tricks and tips have ensured that I have skated by motherhood only semi-scathed and mostly unscarred.  Use some of my suggestions at your own risk. 7 Ninja Mom Skills: Make your family help with chores.  I’m not perfect at this, but we do have a chore chart, and when we insist that the kids do their chores, and do them correctly, things go

Don’t Tell Me It’s Impossible

One of the recurring themes in my life is people telling me things aren’t possible.  Of course, I then take that as a challenge, and set out to do that very thing.  Frequently, I’m called crazy, or nuts, or something along those lines.  Occasionally, I get accused of cheating, or having an unfair advantage.  Sometimes, it’s amusing, and other times, frankly, it’s downright irritating.  I am well aware that my life doesn’t tend to stay neatly within the lines.  After all, no “sane” person would have four kids, work full time, get an MBA from Duke, take care of their

Be Very Aware of Your Time

It is excruciatingly easy to fritter away hours, days, weeks, and months of your life, if you don’t have plans, and don’t track what you’ve been doing.  Being mindful of how you are spending your time is extremely important, and crucial to your success.  Why do I say that?  Because when you are not aware of your time, it just slips away.  You have no idea whether you’ve achieved your objectives or not, because life sort of just happened to you. I’ve seen this happen over and over again to my kids, to my interns, and to my full time

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