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More Mindfulness Please

More Mindfulness Please

At a conference I spoke at over the weekend, one of the presented topics was about practicing mindfulness.  Far too often we become reactive instead of active when it comes to situations in our lives and the results tend to be more harmful than positive. One definition of Mindfulness is: “A mental state achieved by … Continue reading

Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment Comes From Within

  Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks … Continue reading

Lack Of Sleep, Lack Of Productivity

Lack Of Sleep, Lack Of Productivity

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Preventions survey 40% of Americans get less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  In fact, these people overall get approximately 6 hours or less of sleep a night. Medical studies relate a lack of sleep to various health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, … Continue reading

Set Your Course And Go!

Set Your Course And Go!

Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target the more you are going to miss it.  For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself. ~ Viktor … Continue reading

Experience Is The Best Teacher

Experience Is The Best Teacher

When talking to a young business owner recently she told me that she was frustrated at how hard it was to own a business, run a business and oversee employees who worked in her business.  She thought it would be easier.  One of her biggest frustrations was employees and the lack of their doing the … Continue reading

The Negative Voice In Your Head

The Negative Voice In Your Head

  I am sure that many of you, like I suffer time-to-time with negative self-talk.  It seems to rise its ugly head when we are stressed, unhappy, or are having a pitty party for one reason or another. If we do not catch what is going on quickly we can allow this voice to consume … Continue reading

Clear The Air During A Heated Conversation

Clear The Air During A Heated Conversation

  When working with a client recently they expressed they were having some difficulty working with a person whom they outsourced some business tasks.  Whenever there “seems” to be an error on submitted paperwork to the contractor they call the manager and speak to them in a condescending and accusatory way. The manager is knowledgeable … Continue reading

Taking Life As It Comes

Taking Life As It Comes

  I have been doing some work on gaining clarity in some areas of my life lately and I remembered an interesting conversation I once had with a gentleman who was having difficulties reaching his business and personal goals.  During the conversation I asked how he plans for his day, week, month.  I wanted to … Continue reading

Self-Discipline, How Hard Is It?

Self-Discipline, How Hard Is It?

One of the most important skills that we can develop that will improve our daily life is self-discipline. Self-discipline is the cornerstone of a healthy life.  Not only does it help us develop healthy life style habits, but it affects how we feel about the way we live our life as a whole. Everyone feels … Continue reading

You Got To Slow Down To Speed Up

You Got To Slow Down To Speed Up

My friend and colleague, Dr. Peter Wishnie, always teaches that you need to “slow down to speed up”.  Over the years I have found this to be true in many circumstances I have encountered. Sometimes I get an idea from a book or podcast and think, “oh I want to do that.” And then I … Continue reading