Being Organized is a Secret to Success

Society views an organized person as one who is successful or at least has their act together.  We tend to think of messy people as lazy or slobs or even ill. I watched for the first time a show on hoarders and I do have to admit that there were some scary things depicted in … Read more

Life Learning is the Key to Success

When we were children, we had lessons on a variety of different topics including math, history, science, and English.  Depending on what kind of student you were, you may have preferred some subjects over others and excelled in areas that you never thought possible. As we get older, we may think that we don’t have … Read more

Navigating the Murky Waters of the Information Age

The philosopher, Francis Bacon, is known for the quote “knowledge is power.”  It is true that it is hard to make an educated decision if you don’t have all the facts. The issue I have is that there is so much information out there that it is difficult at times to figure out what is … Read more

Learning From Our Mistakes is Part of the Journey

We live in a world where people who make mistakes are usually frowned upon. However some of the greatest inventions were created because someone did something wrong. Considering computers can pretty much do anything for us, we tend to forget that we are not made of bits and bytes, but we have blood, bones, and … Read more

Give Yourself the Gifts of Time and Gratitude

Everyone I know says they are busy.  They are busy with work, kids, volunteering, and other activities. Most are very stressed out and have problems sleeping because of all that is on their minds. Then they are tired the next day, have more to do and then can’t sleep that night so the cycle begins … Read more

How to Turn Fear of Failure into Success

Eleanor Roosevelt once said “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  Easier said than done many people may think, regardless that it may bring them more money, joy, or peace of mind. … Read more

Bragging vs. Self-Promotion – Effective Leaders Know the Difference

When I was growing up my mother always said to me “don’t brag”. She still to this day feels the same way to the point that she does not even like newsy Christmas letters because she feels the senders are bragging. In her eyes, brag is a bad four letter word. How then in the … Read more

So It Just Didn’t Happen

You may not believe in making New Year’s Resolutions but with all that is going on in the world maybe you thought it would be a good idea to try something different this year, so you set a few goals for yourself. As the month of January is starting to end, you realize that…   … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – Z is for Zip Line

When we reach the end of a journey, some people feel very Zen-like and calm while others are full of excitement.  The latter group is already planning their next big event even before they finish the last few moments of the current one they are experiencing.  I want to suggest that for once try to … Read more