Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Yesterday, I came across a quote that struck me in a particular way and stopped me in my tracks. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Many people attribute this quote to Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher who was one of theContinue reading Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Invest in Yourself

Today let’s take a moment to consider ourselves and our own well-being. We work hard at the office, at home, with family, with friends, and basically exhaust ourselves on a regular basis. And that is ok, it’s even good, so long as we remember to take care of ourselves as well. We’ve all become prettyContinue reading Invest in Yourself

From Haha to Aha

You know those times when you have such a brilliant insight or you see things in a new way or your mind is expanded to a new way of thought? Those moments are impactful, inspiring, and intellectually stimulating. We marvel at how wonderful it feels to learn something new, like a light has just beenContinue reading From Haha to Aha

Find Your Focus

Today let’s explore what we focus on, who we focus on, and how our focus determines our degree of happiness and resilience. We live in a world that thrives, or more accurately subsists, on comparison, competition, and seeking attention. It’s rampant on social media, in the workplace, and even in the White House. The wholeContinue reading Find Your Focus

When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Greetings are important because they initiate conversation or interaction. Most of the time we just gloss over the greeting, not putting much, if any, emphasis on what we say or how we say it. So what does a greeting sound like? It can take all sorts of forms. Hi. Hello. How are you? What’s up?Continue reading When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

The Power of Inclusion

Right now we are at a crossroad of division and isolation. The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others has exacerbated division across our country, while the COVID pandemic has intensified loneliness and isolation with the need to stay safe at home, reducing contact with loved ones, and resortingContinue reading The Power of Inclusion

Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)

TL;DR: Three important keys to effective business email writing are congeniality, content, and closure. Read on for the particulars. Email is different from other forms of communication and it is typically done pretty poorly by most business-people. It’s just hard to get the words to come out right to make good sense and carry yourContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)