Why Moving Your Body Can Make You More Creative

I was listening to the John Tesh Radio Show and he mentioned that to be more productive you must follow the 50-10 principle; 50 minutes doing your work and 10 minutes spent on mindless activity.  By allowing your mind to wander for 10 minutes, you will actually be more focused after than if you worked … 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

How to Add Spice to the “Ingredients in Your Life”

Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence.  It is not only a fun word to say but is delicious too! Most jambalaya recipes call for either a fish and a protein or two proteins like sausage and chicken. However you make it, jambalaya is a real comfort food. Most of the … Read more

The Importance of Investing in Relationships

My father was a banker on Wall Street so my brother and I were taught to save our money in order to invest in our future.  By following his advice, I was able to travel to 13 countries in Europe after graduating from college, buy a car, and later buy a house. After I had … 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

The Importance of Effective Engagement

Recently my alma mater changed the name of their Alumni Relations department to Alumni Engagement, which supposedly other universities are doing as well. I thought this was a good idea because engaging someone is very different from relating to someone. The major difference is that you may feel there are commonalities with you and someone … 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