It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Okay?

Earlier this year I took my own advice and dropped some rubber balls (see "Juggling…" post) when my life went into free fall starting early January. In the first few months I coped by being extremely busy. I started a new consulting position, I had an enormous amount of family responsibilities, I exercised like a fiend. Then May came and I crashed. It wasn't about a lack of time. It was a lack of any kind of creative or regenerative spark. One month turned into two, then three until I now look back and see half a year has passed. And that's […] Continue Reading

Tip #5: Be a Self-Starter

from Marian Morgan's "82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace." BE A SELF-STARTER Look for a gap in the organization and fill it. Become known as the employee who initiates projects and engages others to participate even if beyond the scope of your job. Get the support of your supervisor and be sure these projects add value to the organization and/or clients. This is a great way to develop your leadership skills. […] Continue Reading

Time Management: Time To Make the Donuts?

Is it time to make the donuts or time to sell them? Is it time to develop a low-fat donut or time to learn about franchising? Whatever kind of business you're in, how you divide your time between these immediate, short, and long term goals can determine how effectively you grow your business. This requires three different lists. Like our donut maker, to get started create a list of what must be done immediately. For him it might be repairing an oven thermostat and training the new cashier. Then, create a second list. This list will be […] Continue Reading