The More That You Read

The More That You Read

“The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.” ~ David Bailey I love to read, and for several years I read every single day.  At the end of a year, I had stacks of books that I finished and the knowledge that each one had given me. The … Continue reading

Pay Positive Attention At Work

Pay Positive Attention At Work

No matter how hard we may try to provide a positive work environment, stress seems to find a way of slipping in the door. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), of employees surveyed between 40-50% have reported that their job is “very” stressful and 26% report frequent burnout or stress from their employment.  … Continue reading

A Smile Can Make A Difference

A Smile Can Make A Difference

Happy Wednesday! Remember to smile, not only for yourself, but to bring happiness to others. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

It’s Never Their Fault!

It’s Never Their Fault!

Have you ever worked with a blamer?  This argumentative, personality is a very difficult one to deal with. People who are like this truly believe that someone or something else is always to blame. I clearly remember one time when I had the “opportunity” to work with a blamer.  I say “opportunity” because it was … Continue reading

Sunday Thoughts…..

Sunday Thoughts…..

  Today is a good day… make it the best you can.   Think and focus on positive things even if it is hard.   They are there, seek them out.

 Finding Joy

 Finding Joy

“No dark fate determines the future.  We do.   Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.   This is the power we wield. Lasting happiness cannot be found in pursuit of any goal or achievement.   It does not reside … Continue reading

Persistent Planning Pays Off

Persistent Planning Pays Off

Happy Friday, by setting 10 minutes aside to plan your day your life will change tremendously!  I hope you enjoy these great quotes on the benefits of planning. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you … Continue reading

How To Gain Favorable Attention

How To Gain Favorable Attention

In Napoleon Hill’s book, Keys To Success, he talks about “Gaining favorable attention.” How do you gain favorable attention? Napoleon Hill states: “People who need your work have things to offer you.  You probably are not the only person capable of providing what they need.  What will distinguish you from the crowd? The attention you … Continue reading

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Management Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Being in a management position is not for the “Faint of Heart.” (Definition: Lacking courage to face something difficult) Understanding the people we work with each day is difficult.  We think we understand what someone is asking or telling us only to find out that we did not. As a manager this can be an … Continue reading

Your Heart and Mind Are Strong

Your Heart and Mind Are Strong

Whenever you have thoughts of failure or lack of achievement, stop. Instead of entertaining negative thoughts think about all of the things you have accomplished so far. Give yourself a pat on the back and say out loud, “I am awesome and I will move forward on my journey.” Then take a few minutes to … Continue reading