Archive for the ‘ Communication ’ Category

3 Tips to Help You Express Your Frustrations At Work

Work isn’t always a happy place and if you are like most people, you probably get frustrated with your job every now and then.  At times, you may even feel like you have had enough and it is time to quit.  But you don’t.  What stops you from quitting? Is it that you realize jobs […]

Think Happy Thoughts

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.  It could be so much worse.” ~ Unknown (Boy, I really needed to read this today! How about you?)   Keep moving forward, Tina

Conflict With Co-workers

We each are created in our own unique way; we are as different as puppies and kittens. In the workplace it can be difficult getting different personalities to blend smoothly. It would be great if we could always work with people whom we got along well, but as we know, that for the most part […]

Focus On Small Things To Succeed

Ever since I was a child I have had a hatred for ants. For some reason just seeing them walking along in a line gives me a cold shiver up my spine and then I get the feeling that they are crawling all over me. It really is a terrible feeling and I will totally […]

The Goal is What?

I was reading a supervisor’s guide by Skillpath Publications the other day and found some good advice in a chapter called “How to achieve goals and improve quality.” It stated that many companies have slogans throughout their building about “Doing it right the first time,” Strive to be error free,” and “Make customers loyal.” Posters […]

Stress, Burnout and Saying No

According to a survey of employees by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), between 40-50% have reported that their job is “very” stressful and 26% report frequent burnout or stress from their employment.  Those are pretty high figures that are occurring on a regular basis. As we know stress can cause all types of emotional […]

Negotiating A Raise

When you think it is time for a pay raise what should you do? Maybe your last raise was a year ago and you are under the impression that one should be coming soon. There is a fear in the back of your mind, if you ask for a raise the request will be rejected […]

Life’s Curve Balls….We All Get Them

  The one thing that we need to remember is to never give up.  We must always push forward and follow our dream.  Even though our direction may change, we must pursue or we may regret…. 

Tips For The Writer

I was listening to some older recordings by Jeff Herring “The article guy” and came across some good information for those that write articles or blogs. Jeff said a couple of things about being a writer that jumped out at me and I thought I would share them with you. First, he said writers need to be […]

When You Don’t Fit In At Work

Workplace culture can be quite interesting.  You may fit in very well, or you may not.  Then there are some who do not want to fit in no matter what. What happens if you like your job, but don’t fit in with the culture? Maybe the workplace culture is pretty chummy, and co-workers go out […]