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… [...]

How Much Vacation is Enough?

In the U.S., we’re all accustomed to working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks of the year. But is this the way it has to be? In his best-selling book, “The 4-Hour Work Week,” author Timothy Ferris challenges us to think about what life would be like if we only worked 4 hours per week [...]

Winning at the Values and Lifestyle Game

Here we go with the 4th installment of Jeff’s Wisdom: Do you dislike your career or do you dislike the place you’re doing it at? For me, it was only the latter. And maybe that’s true for others. Sometimes its hard to separate the two. Even if I someday get tired of my position, I [...]

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 [...]

Apathy: The Antidote to Procrastination

I hear an awful lot of people talk about how they would be more successful if they didn’t procrastinate. That’s undoubtedly true. I often get asked how to overcome procrastination.  Pretty tricky, actually. But I think I’ve finally come up with the perfect antidote to procrastination:  apathy. Let’s face it – if you don’t care [...]

Top 10 “Musts” for Preparing to Make the Leap to Perfect Work

Yes, it’s true. I consider myself to be some who was able to “escape professional misery!” I had professional jobs that paid really well, but I wasn’t happy. Before I was able to make the leap to work I love, there were a few things I had to figure out. And so will you… 1) [...]

Let it be fun!

Ever get bogged down by something you know you need to do – but you don’t really want to be doing it? I got some great coaching on this topic (thanks Christine Marchetta) and what I realized is that even with the things that are a great big drag, if you’re creative enough, you can [...]

The Trouble with Hamster Goals

Ever find yourself chasing a goal for so long that you haven’t noticed you’re not making any progress? Maybe it’s losing ten pounds.  Or beating your sales quota.  Or saving for a trip to Hawaii. Whatever it is, it’s just not happening…for one reason or another. You’re a little like the proverbial hamster – running [...]