Archive for the ‘ Self-improvement ’ Category

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed

“I originally wrote and posted this blog seven years ago.  I think it is worth reposting.   Let us all count our blessings daily.” Tina During this time of year, people begin to make lists of Thanksgiving.  I have often wondered why we should wait until this time of year to recognize the things we […]

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 […]

Is Eye Contact Really That Important?

The other day I was conducting interviews for a new staff member and had an interesting experience with one of the candidates.  While asking some key questions the candidate would answer appropriately but would then shift her eyes away from mine. At first, I thought she was nervous, but this continued for several questions when […]

Are You a Giver?

I just re-read a great little book that left me inspired to continue to be a giver.  What is a giver?  I guess it depends on who you are, what it is that you do and if you have the desire to do it at a higher level. The book I’m referring to is called […]

Managing Employees Poorly

Most medical professionals receive training in emergency first aid.  Not only do they receive training during school they need to receive continued training every 2-3 years by attending a course and taking a test to receive their emergency first aid card. Not much has changed in the course for years, but the need to have […]

When The Unexpected Happens

When things come up unexpectedly that cause our plans to change it can cause an unpleasant response to say the least.  Depending on the circumstance that caused the change that response could range from an inconvenience to something frightening. No matter what the reason is it will take acceptance of it, in order to be […]

Maybe It Is Not The End…

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…. these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius

Gaining A New Perspective

Aloha! As a consultant I get the wonderful opportunity to speak at conferences in Maui.  I remember arriving at one of our hotels a few years back, where we took a walk by the seashore. Looking at the scene before me, I could not believe how it made me physically feel. (See picture above) As […]

Finding Balance

“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Do You Only Work Hard When You Have To?

An interesting thing happened at the office the other day.  One of our staff members was going to be leaving on vacation the next day and had a lot of work to do before going.  We have been busy at work and a little short handed lately and I knew that each of us had […]