The One Blog Post You Should Read Today

I have a confession to make. I begin by admitting that last week I told a friend of mine she should get a new accountant. I told another friend she should read a certain book during her vacation. And I told another he should quit a board he’s sat on for years. Oh, and I just told you that you should read this blog post today. I stated all of these b...
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A Request to PLEASE Do This Important, Simple Thing Already

So I’ve noticed a trend lately, and it’s not a good one. In fact, it can be hurtful for all involved. I being with a few examples from just the past few weeks. See if you notice a pattern. Friend #1 recently won a major cooking competition. When I excitedly told him how proud I was of him, he shrugged and said: “Thanks, but that woman who came in sec...
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Why You MUST Do “That Thing”

Last week I found myself having a coffee chat with a woman I met at a recent event. It was meant to be a “let’s-get-to-know-each-other” kind of coffee. But then…she started talking (a lot) about her work. It’s the kind of business where she sells a product that she believes in, then recruits other people to do the same so that she can earn additional inco...
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3 Words to Stop Making People Mad at You

A few weeks ago Hubbie and I found ourselves traveling to Prague for a quick weekend of touring before a work project began. All was going just peachy for the first 11 hours of our first flight…until we realized we were landing very late. And our already tight layover time…was now super-duper tight. Which led to those airport moments...in those looooon...
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How to Stop Making Your Life Worse

So I had a bit of a revelation last week. It began first thing one morning, just as the alarm went off. As my arm swung over to shut it off, the following thought rushed in... ...Man, that was a terrible night sleep. I’m going to be off my game today. I then began thinking about the day ahead and the challenging conference call that awaited me. To whic...
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How to Have a Crappy Conversation

This week brought an interesting theme. Two of my colleagues – and me - all found ourselves in a universally dreaded situation. We had to have crappy conversations. And they Stressed. Us. Out. (Nooooo sleeping here.) Colleague #1? He had to tell his somewhat-non-performing staff member who really loved working from home…that he would no longer be...
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