Ditch the Resolutions

Ditch the resolutions this New Year.

As a proponent of change and growth, you might be surprised at this suggestion. Why am I giving you a free pass this year? Three simple reasons.

1. Resolutions have been a part of our culture for decades, but over and over research shows that New Year resolutions […]

Relationship With Money

How does money and your relationship with money impact your life? Women account for over 50% of the workforce, hold about half of the management positions in corporate America, and are starting businesses five times faster than the national average. Yet, even with equal pay laws, women still earn an average of 80.5% of what […]

Cold Calls

Like making cold calls?

Most people, even those who seem cool and confident, dislike making cold calls. The reason no one likes making cold calls is because more times than not, you get rejected. You could have the best opportunity in the world, but you will still get rejected the majority pf the […]

Overwhelmed Business Owner

Are you an overwhelmed business owner?

It’s common, especially if you’re a solo business owner or have a business with few resources to delegate to. The number of hats you need to wear are many and can stretch your skills, your knowledge, and your time. How’s that for a scenario that can leave you […]

Forgotten Goals

Have you ever forgotten goals you wrote down? I recently completed an annual chore of cleaning out my paper files. This year I went deeper into a personal career folder instead of taking a cursory look as I had done in the past. I was somewhat surprised when I found a small white envelope with […]

Networking Skills

How are your networking skills?

In many aspects of life, whether it’s business, career, or your private life, networking skills are important. An extreme extrovert can find networking energizing. Someone new to networking or a full-blown introvert can find it downright scary. For those who straddle the fence between introvert and extrovert, it can […]

Life Happens

Life Happens. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes not-so-good.

We all have opportunities to learn from life’s curves. I’ve had a number of my own this past year. But what I learned years ago through awareness, hindsight, and perspective is that those not-so-good times have happened “for me”, not “to me”. As a result, I’ve developed […]

The Truth About Engagement

The truth about engagement has been troubling to follow.

Gallup, the well-respected polling company, has studied employee engagement for a number of years. They define engaged employees as ones who are are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work, and who contribute positively to their organization. In 2013 Gallup reported US employee […]

Greater Productivity

Greater productivity? It might get you more time for what’s most important to you.

Unfortunately both employees and the self-employed talk about the long hours they work and the desire for more personal time. Although long work hours may not be the result of just one reason, you can reclaim some of your time […]

Gratitude – A Powerful Force

Gratitude is a powerful force. It can enhance a good life and kick negativity to the curb.

I was reminded of this when I connected with a business friend who I hadn’t spoken with in a year. While it was sad to hear about the health challenges she had encountered, her attitude thoroughly impressed […]