Who have you high fived today?
Have you ever decided to clean out a closet or a room and you start and all of a sudden it looks way worse than the mess you were trying to remedy?
It happens to me all the time. Sometimes knowing this makes me even reluctant to start. Once I do start it can even be a bit daunting.
Then I realized that this happens when I make changes, too. Continue reading
Are you fortunate enough to have been given strength and courage?
Sometimes we feel we need to make a change. How can you tell if you just need to color your hair, try something new, or make a drastic change?
No one can really answer that question but you. Sometimes a small change can garner large results. However, if there is even a remote possibility that you could/should/want/have to make a huge transformation then you should make sure you explore it thoroughly. Continue reading
Do you agree?
It’s time to give Millennials a break.
You can’t go a day without reading or hearing what “the problem with millennials” is. We need to stop that. Isn’t that just a version of “kids these days”? The same centuries old tired lament? Doesn’t that mean we are just old farts who have passed the buck and we haven’t figured out how to build a bridge with the next generation? And by ‘we’ I mean the Prequels- the Prequels to the Millennials being mainly Baby Boomers and Generation X (and yes, a word I have twisted for my own purposes). Continue reading
Do you honor the gift or the servant?
“You can be whatever you want to be” say well meaning people everywhere.
“BS!” says me.
Parents tell us this, teachers tell us this, society tells us this, optimists tell us this. All in hopes that we will push ourselves to work hard for what we want, be pioneers, and break glass ceilings. All of those things are very good things. Ingraining this in our brains will help us grow up either with ambition or entitlement. Either way it will slowly dawn on us that this is a lie. Sometimes work and determination just can’t get us there. Continue reading
Which do you pick?
There is loads of advice out there on productivity.
Does it work? YES!
Every time? For everyone? NO!
Everyone wants to make the best use of their time. No one wants to spend their time on things that don’t really matter. That is why we go looking for solutions but even a solution that works for many people may not work for us. And it may even work for us for a time but not forever. Why is that? Continue reading