Putting Your Dreams on Hold

Please read this blog post by Matt Cheuvront the next time you say something along the lines of, “Yeah, but, you have to be realistic!” Dare to be Bold *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Image: graur razvan ionut / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

How Does Work-Life Balance Work?

Lots of folks aspire to “Work-Life Balance.” But do we really know what it is? Don’t miss hearing the wise perspectives of Nigel Marsh, the author of the fabulously titled books: “Fat, Forty and Fired” and “Overworked and Underlaid.” “How to Make Work-Life Balance Work” The big bonus is that he’s funny, too. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Today’s [...]

Putting Your Personal Signature on Your Work

Your work. How much does it reflect who you are? Do you see your inimitable signature stamped on everything you complete? Do you share your personal style and flare with the world? It might not be as hard as it seems. Maybe you hand over that receipt with a smile and a wink. Maybe you [...]

The “Little Fun” List

Just for the heck of it, I started making a list of the little things that I find fun about my current life and lifestyle. I was fascinated to see that once I got on a roll, it got easier and easier to think of things until I ended up with well over a hundred… [...]

Are You Too Chicken to Be Resolute?

Why do New Year’s Resolutions get such a bad rap? Everywhere I look it seems I see someone putting the kibosh on setting resolutions. If they’re a bad idea, why did they get started in the first place? Here’s what I think: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with setting resolutions. Personally, I love the whole idea [...]

Does Money Make You Stupid?

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many of your decisions are based on financial considerations? Here’s a quick experiment:  spend one day noticing how often you make a choice after considering how much it would cost, save or make you… Why does this matter? Well, I’ll go out on a limb and [...]

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

Is Optimism Always a Positive? I have to admit it. Whenever I get an exciting idea which leads to a great new project – I always expect it to be a stellar success. Well, the reality is that a lot of the things I’ve tried have bombed.  Sometimes spectacularly. Does that mean I shouldn’t be [...]

Are You Only Awesome if You Win?

Sniff, sniff… This Saturday, my beloved Kansas Jayhawks lost in the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Widely touted as being the best team in the entire country – they fell to a little-known school just a little further North — the University of Northern Iowa. Ah – but does one game decide [...]

It's a Dirty Job, But Somebody's Gotta Do It…

Hmmmmm….could a lot of people be accidentally avoiding real career happiness in the name of living up to what will be respected by others? Is it possible that there’s financial security in the non-glamourous, yet essential? What can you glean for yourself from Mike Rowe’s (sometimes incomplete) thoughts? Warning: This clip from TED.com takes almost [...]