We only think we are good at Listening

Improve your skill at listening. Most people feel that listening is important. It’s just that they feel that they are good enough already. Yet, only about 25% of our message is being understood. There is so much noise out there, it’s time to bridge the gap, and improve our ability to listen. Only then can we hope to live in a more connected world.

Grow or Die :Self Development 101

Grow or Die. While this saying is typically applied to the business world, and may in fact have little basis in reality, it actually has more relevance for us as individuals. Our capacity for growth is one of the key things that make us amazing individuals and as a species. We just aren’t stagnant creatures.Continue reading “Grow or Die :Self Development 101”

MMM: Make Monday’s Matter

It is common to bemoan the coming week. So many of us survive our Monday-Friday and live for our Saturday and Sunday’s. The math doesn’t add up and still we sacrifice five days so we can do what we want on those two days. Misery loves company and I hate Monday’s is a common refrainContinue reading “MMM: Make Monday’s Matter”

Building Credibility and Professionalism through Mastering Tact and Diplomacy

Are you regularly hurting other people’s feelings? Struggling to get others to accept your feedback? Frustrated that you aren’t getting what you want? Don’t have the influence that you want? You are right, why won’t anyone listen? If any of this sounds like you, you may need to build your skill at tact and diplomacy.Continue reading “Building Credibility and Professionalism through Mastering Tact and Diplomacy”

Afraid and Need your HELP

My whole life has been leading up to this moment… and I’m terrified. When I was a kid I never felt like I belonged.  I wasn’t sure if I was in the wrong time, with the wrong family, and much of the time I didn’t even feel like I was on the right planet. MyContinue reading “Afraid and Need your HELP”

30 Day Benjamin Franklin Challenge

I’m obsessed with productivity. I’m a fiend for finding new ways to be more productive, to get more out of every minute. My ultimate goal is to get an amazing amount of results through less wasted effort and more time to pursue all of my pursuits without dropping the ball on the important stuff. I’veContinue reading “30 Day Benjamin Franklin Challenge”

Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month focuses attention on the need for quality mentoring to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults. It is incredibly empowering to give back to the next generation. Mentoring can have an incredible impact on both those mentored and the one mentoring. I wouldn’t be where I am at todayContinue reading “Mentoring Month”

National Book Month

Lose yourself in amazing far off places, learning about new subjects and great people, or whatever tickles your fancy this month. This is a perfect time, for National Book Month. Whether you read one book or ten, there is nothing quite like the love of a good book. Curl up in front of the fireContinue reading “National Book Month”

Organizing Your Digital Life

Similar to how we need to organize our physical spaces to be more productive and to reduce stress, our digital world need maintenance as well. Remove the clutter – this is not just about stuff. Declutter your life. We all spend a lot of time on our computers, laptops and definitely our phones. If youContinue reading “Organizing Your Digital Life”

Win Wednesday Motivational December 11th, 2019

Our lives are the result of choices. Too often we forget that everything is choices. Even not making a choice is a choice. These choices form our character. How we respond to the world and circumstances outside our control. And for everything outside of our control, we still have complete and utter responsibility for theContinue reading “Win Wednesday Motivational December 11th, 2019”