Category: Work-Life Balance

Lessons in Generosity

It’s that time of year again when we take turns standing outside with our daughter selling Girl Scout Cookies.  We learn so many lessons while we’re out selling cookies, but one of the biggest is lessons in generosity.  My children are learning that many times, the people who have the least to give are the…
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Master Your Emotions

  Sometimes it can be really, really hard to master your emotions. This is especially true when you’re under tremendous pressure. When faced with someone who is confrontational at work, the other stupid drivers on the road, or tough opponents in a Tae Kwon Do tournament, it can be really hard to keep your cool…
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Dealing With Crazy

It seems that no matter where you go, or what stage you’re at in life, there are always people that are crazy.  I don’t mean crazy in a good way, but rather the bat-shit, stupid, revenge-seeking, blind kind. Whether it’s at work, with the colleague who is out to drive their knife into your back…
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Let Go

  “We must let go of the lives we have planned for ourselves so as to have the life that is planned for us”. Truthfully, no matter how much you plan, things don’t always work out according to plan.  Layoffs happen.  People get sick.  People sometimes die.  Sometimes it’s best to let go, and pick…
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Huge Decisions Demand the Rocking Chair Test | LinkedIn

When you have to make a potentially life-changing decision, use the Rocking Chair test. It’s simple and highly effective. Imagine a much older version of yourself, near the end of your days. You are sitting in a rocking chair on a quiet porch, reflecting back on your life. All that matters is whether you are…
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Challenge- Support Your Local Businesses

I have a challenge for everyone who reads this blog:  Support your local businesses, especially the small ones.  I make a point of bringing business to local businesses for a variety of reasons.    As we start gearing up for the holidays for this year, why not buy local gifts?  Support your local small businesses!…
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Why Productive People Work On Sundays | LinkedIn

Why Productive People Work On Sundays | LinkedIn. I found out while I was in school for my MBA that I need about 1 day a week to rest, and another day each week to prep for the week ahead.  For me, that day is frequently on Sunday.  I get my head screwed on, focus…
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5 Tips to Teach Kids Life Skills

I’m really big on teaching my kids life skills.  Right now, I have a 15 year old who’s currently visiting friends in Germany.  She flew there by herself, and is taking trains between cities by herself.  My 12 year old is learning to fill out forms for various activities that she wants to participate in.…
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Give Yourself

To be an effective leader, you must have people’s trust.  In order to gain that trust, you quite simply are going to have to give yourself to them.  Being a leader is about confidence that people have in you.  They have to trust that your decisions are going to be in their interest.  After all,…
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Just Another Typical Day

Sometimes people look at me like I live in a circus, or something when I tell them about my life.  You can be the judge of that.  Today was just another typical day.  I got up, and worked out.  I went to work, and juggled balls in the air, and nudged people and work along.…
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