WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: ‘Work and Life’

Three Good Deeds: Going Noticed

On Wednesday I did three good deeds. I didn’t start the day thinking that I would do them. But I did. These are really simple actions on my part but ones that made the lives of others just a little but better that day. Why am I telling you this? Because it’s really easy to […]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

F Is For February and Focus

This post is about my need to get focused so that I could get some big things done. Every once in a while we need to get focused. And whether yours come from the chiropractor or is self-inflicted, the process can open you up or drive your attention down a more singular path. I’ve decided […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Job Seeker: What Are You Complaining About?

  This post is about job search complaints. Have any? Job seekers are a pretty quiet bunch. As a whole you don’t get too upset about anything. While stressed out due to the pain and potential peril of being in a tough spot, you are a pretty even keeled group. But why no job search […]

Monday, April 4th, 2011

8 Ideas To Be More Efficient In Life

In the simplest terms, we all have two categories of things we do in life: things we like to do and things we have to do. With the thought that “have to do” is a bad thing. An annoyance. Or something that delivers little value in the doing or the result. Of course I’d love […]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

How To Sleep Like A Baby During Job Search

The effect of joblessness. Is often a lack of sleep. But why? I remember being tired enough. After long days of job search networking, interviewing, reading, and preparing. There was certainly mental exhaustion We all need sleep. But sleep isn’t always as easy as it seems. When the world is not cooperating. When unmet expectations […]

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

How To Reduce The Quantity Of Incoming Email

It may sound counter-intuitive to desire fewer incoming email messages.  If you are out of work or trying to grow a business, email is one of those gates by which important opportunities may enter.  So this isn’t about filtering out the good stuff, it’s about optimizing your ability to find it and act on it. […]

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Swollen In-Box? Consider The Nuclear Option

A few years ago I was working for a company that had an interesting rule.  It was called the sundown rule.  The idea being that all email received in one day had to receive a response the same day.  Thankfully not actually at sundown, but before the day was over. Reasonable? Normally, I would say […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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