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

Women Face Unique Business Challenges

The reality of being a woman in an entrepreneurial role is that women face unique business challenges.  Recent statistics show that women are CEOs of only 5% of Fortune 500 companies.  We make up only 5% of entrepreneurs, yet we make up just over 50% of the population.  I think that we could talk about why those statistics exist until the cows come home.  I’m more interested in helping women become entrepreneurs, and overcome the challenges that they face. Many of the challenges that women face have very little to do with business itself, but rather more to do with

Working Mom Interviews- Miriam Savage

  Miriam Savage is another of my amazing working mom friends.  Read her story below. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? Work outside of the home – but I work FROM home a lot too. How many kids do you have? 4 – 2 girls and 2 boys What’s your go-to dinner during the week? Do you care to share a recipe? I have come to love crock pot soup! I dislike cream of anything and regular meat in the crock pot is not a win for my family. But crock pot soup seems

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

5 Things Successful People Do

I’ve been looking at my life over the last year or so, and thinking about what specifically sets successful people apart from others.  My life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years, and it accelerated dramatically about a 15 months or so ago when I changed careers.  I started wondering, what do successful people do differently from people who are less successful?  What is it about those things that they do that makes them successful? 5 Things Successful People Do Set Realistic, Achievable, Aggressive Goals –  Seriously, if you’re not going to do anything else, you have to do

Working Mom Interview – Amy Hageman

I’m so pleased to introduce you to another one of my working mom friends- Amy.  Please welcome her- You may remember her from the 4 is More blog post.  I love her witty sense of humor, and perspective. Amy Hageman After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in accounting from Kansas Student University (K-State), Amy worked for several years as a CPA at a Big 4 accounting firm in Kansas City specializing in state and local tax consulting. She then returned to graduate school for her Ph.D. in accounting, graduating in 2009 from the

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

Leadership Has Different Meanings

It is interesting to see how much the term “leadership” is used these days.  Eagle Scouts, and Girl Scout Gold Awards are leadership projects.  Clubs try to teach leadership, and Ravenscroft has started a phenomenal program to teach and instill leadership in the kids that go there.  But with all of that, I think that the term leadership has different meanings to different people. For some people, leadership is about telling others what to do.  To me, that is more about management, than actual leadership. True leadership is more of a question of influence, which is harder to teach.  Anyone

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, and securing

The Real Life of Comments on Social Media

I’ve seen so many trolls, and snarky comments online that I think I’m pretty immune to them at this point.  Some people are seriously emboldened by their anonymity, and that makes them say things online and on social media that they would never, ever say to someone face to face.  That can be a deadly mistake.  Unfortunately, what most people don’t realize is that once they post something online, it lives nearly forever.  People can take screen captures of what has been posted, and store those, and publicize them, but the websites themselves are legally bound to keep the data