My headline may be a bit hyperbolic, but it is not too far off. In my pursuit of all things positive, I shared something negative on Facebook the other day – and I think the Universe responded in kind. It was a story about a baseball. I won’t go into the story as to not … More Positive Blatherings: One Share Ruined My Morning
R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to ME! What does it mean to you? How would you like to be treated by your family, friends, colleagues, passers-by on the streets? I am sure you would much rather be treated with respect than not, amiright? (Sorry for the text shorthand) Short answer: of course you do. So, … More Positive Blatherings: Respect Everyone, Always.
In my employment history, I’ve worked with many different personality types. We all have, right? Many of them stereotypes of the kind of people we see in psychological case studies and barroom brawls. There’s the complainer, the smack-talker, the quiet workers and the leader. The leader is who I want to focus on – because … More Positive Blatherings: Being Positive Can Make the Flawed Employee Considerably Less Flawed
In one of my favorite films about the cold war, Captain Ramius (Sean Connery) motivated his men by telling them he had dispatched a letter to the Admiral, notifying him of his intention to defect to the USA. His officers were quite disturbed by hearing this news, but Ramius simply told them a tale from … More Positive Blatherings: Burn Your Ships; Eliminate Retreat!
Accountability is a really popular word these days. Maybe because so many people in the public eye are suddenly having to become accountable for their actions. But that is not the kind of accountability I wanted to discuss with you today. This is the better kind of accountability – the daily kind, the kind that … More Positive Blatherings: Do You Have An Accountability Coach? (Get one ASAP)
For almost 10 years I have been struggling with life. What was making it so difficult for me to walk around with love in my heart? No, I didn’t find Jesus or Krishna – and there would be nothing wrong with me if I had. I am not going to subscribe to any one dogma, … More Positive Blatherings: Today Was Created Just For You
I first learned about vision boards from John Assaraf in the movie The Secret. He talks about how he used to have a bulletin board and he would pin pictures of the things he wanted on it. From watches to houses and everything in between – he pinned it on that board. Fast forward a few … More The Blathering Blog: Vision Boards
Make no mistake when you are contemplating powerlessness. This is not a state of weakness by any means. It simply means you lack the power to control whatever it is you are dealing with. I am POWERLESS over the weather. Should I worry about if it is going to rain on our day at Sea … More The Blathering Blog: Being Powerless is OK
Life is definitely a series of wins and losses – ups and downs – crests and troughs – cliches and eureka moments. 🙂 Sometimes I have a day that is just one positive thought and experience after another. Those days are the BEST! Great things happen all day long and it feels like I am owning … More The Blathering Blog: It Should Not Be a Struggle to Stay Positive…Right?
This past week has been manic! A bunch of projects for clients all kind of came to a head at once. This is the biggest problem with owning a business as a second job. I have a boatload of work to get through and I cannot get to any of it until I complete my … More The Blathering Blog: Small Biz Owner Stress Vs. Employee Stress: a No-Brainer