Have you ever thought that you would love to write a novel, learn to speak French, or perfect your drawing technique? Do you have other unfinished goals that you are thinking of right now? It is interesting how we all have passions and desires that we would like to accomplish in our lives; a legacy that we would like to leave that impacts others in a positive way. If you are like a lot of people, every time you think about these goals you tell yourself that you just don't have the time to … [Read more...]
TRUE STORY — He Saved the Lives of 669 Children!
"If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it." -- Sir Nicholas Winton (1909 -- ) I remember watching the first space flight that landed humans on the moon. If you were alive in 1969 when Neil Armstrong captured this image of Buzz Aldrin, you probably remember this event, too (if you were at least 5-6 years old!). Prior to July 20, 1969 the feat seemed impossible. Still, human ingenuity and determination proved several times that President Kennedy's goal of putting … [Read more...]
The Verdict is In — Are You Guilty?
SHARE this post if you like it! “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” -- Winnie the Pooh First, I hope this shocked baby photo made you smile and forget about "productivity" for a moment. Most likely, you are either guilty or you feel guilty (or both), and the guilt is disruptive in your life, impacting your relationships with family and friends and driving you crazy! How do I know that YOU are … [Read more...]
You’re an Idiot! How to Argue Your Point Respectfully…
Every so often you will be on an internet forum, sitting around the dinner table, or at a cocktail party, and someone else will utter an observation or an opinion which will be so completely misguided and wrong that it will make you want to smash your head against the table and weep for the future of humanity. You might be tempted to call them a ridiculous and ill-informed idiot, but wait! If you resort to name calling and personal attacks, you will be perceived as a complete jerk no matter if … [Read more...]
Sick and Tired….Escaping the Golden Handcuffs
The term Golden Handcuffs is often used to describe a financial incentive that keeps an employee from leaving a company. The employee is locked into such a sweet high paying position that they simply can’t afford to leave. However, this term can be applied to your position in life as well. Escalating Expenses When most people get high paying jobs and start earning a lot of money, the first thing that they will do is increase their standard of living to match their new wage. The new flat screen … [Read more...]
Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Make a To-Do List That Gets Done
Making a to-do list is a great way to see at a glance what you need to get accomplished in a day. However, some to-to lists help productivity more than others, and a bad to-do list might do more harm than good. If you can invest a little bit of time planning out your tasks for the day in a clear and achievable list you will be able to accomplish things much more smoothly. Here are a few ways that you can make the best to-do list possible: Break it down. Adding a huge task such as “clean … [Read more...]
How to Follow Up After a Job Interview
Do you ever wonder what the best way is to follow up after a job interview? Is email to impersonal? Is snail-mail too slow? Will the interviewer even notice or care? Well, one thing is for certain. If you don't follow up at all, you're quite sure that they won't notice at all. In fact, so few people follow up in any way you might just set yourself apart and make the difference in being considered for the position. By reinforcing your interest in the position … [Read more...]
Can Mini-SkirtsTeach You About Writing A Resume?
Did you know that you can learn a lot about writing a resume from that sexy, saucy little fashion item, the mini-skirt? Whether you have worn one of these short skirts before, or have simply been an admirer, here are the tips that mini-skirts can give you about writing the most effective resume possible: Just the Right Length Your resume should always be the same length as a mini-skirt, long enough to cover the important parts but short enough to still be interesting. It is crucial to include … [Read more...]
Want a Great Holiday Survival Strategy? How to Take Criticism like a Champion
One of the hardest things in the world can be to receive negative criticism on something we have done. No one wants to feel like they have done something wrong and hearing someone talk about our faults and mistakes can make us very frustrated and discouraged. However, criticism doesn’t have to be so bad when you approach it with the right attitude. In fact, when you think of it in the following way, it can actually benefit you positively and help you improve. Here is how: Separate yourself … [Read more...]
Why Do We Never Do the Things We Enjoy?
You might be watching a film about an artist, and your friend will say, “I used to love making pottery when I was in school. I wish I could do it again.” Or perhaps you will be walking along the beach and you will pass someone on Rollerblades and your partner will say, “I love rollerblading! I used to do it all the time when I was younger.” Or maybe you will treat yourself to an ice cream once in a blue moon, and think about how much you love ice cream but you can’t … [Read more...]