Like most of you, I have a job. A great one that takes up a good portion of my personal bandwidth. I also have a couple of side gigs that are challenging, enjoyable, and have the added benefit of bringing in a little extra income.
I also have another job – a complicated, sometimes stressful, and unpaid job: I’m the family administrative assistant. Continue reading
It’s time for your yearly conversational health checkup. When was the last time you had a real conversation with someone other than a family member? Continue reading
The exclamation point may have originated from a Latin exclamation of joy (io). According to Wikipedia, the modern exclamation point was introduced in the Middle Ages when copyists wrote the Latin word io at the end of a sentence to indicate joy. (An end of the sentence “hurray.”) Grammar manuals describe its function as “indicating strong feelings or high … Continue reading
If you work for a micromanager, it’s easy to feel like giving up. After being second guessed, checked and re-checked, and getting blamed for project delays, you may want to throw in the towel. Your manager is so busy counting trees that he’s forgotten you’re even in a forest. Continue reading
I never thought I’d get valuable tips from a book on how to have more success picking up women. Turns out, the principles are very transferable. Stay with me. Continue reading
Murphy says “when you’re about to have a difficult conversation, or deliver some constructive feedback or even send an email when you’re slightly irritated, it’s really important to PAUSE and ANALYZE the words you’re going to say.” Continue reading
Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, created the concept of the emotional bank account. Covey’s metaphorical bank account holds trust as its currency. He uses the idea to help people understand how trust is built: not on faith, but on proof. The emotional bank account works just like a traditional … Continue reading