Archive for the ‘ Self-motivation ’ Category

The Art Of Gratitude

We hear a lot about being more grateful and how it can change our outlook on life.  How can you do this?  I was listening to a podcast the other day and it mentioned that there was a study done by a team of researches at the University of Indiana, that showed if you just […]

Take Time To Care

With the hustle and busyness of our day-to-day lives, we can so easily forget to take time to care for others.  I know for myself that there have been times when I heard that someone I know or work with is having difficulties and my first thought is “I don’t have time to get involved.”  […]

Be Kind To Yourself And Have A Plan

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again when many people make commitments for change in their lives.  It is estimated that 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February. The problem is once a person fails to keep their resolution they quit instead of starting again until they are successful. It […]

A Work Ethic Lesson I Learned From My Mother

I posted this blog several years ago and was reminded of the lesson I learned from my mother as I began training a new employee last week.  It is important that we develop good training systems and programs in our workplace to not only make the business run better but to teach valuable work standards […]

Are We Doomed To Keep Making The Same Mistakes?

As I was reading Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carole” the other day and I realized that there were many lessons to be learned from dear old Ebenezer Scrooge.  Far too often we get stuck thinking about the mistakes we have made in the past, so much, that our present is spent dwelling in grief, excuses […]

I’m So Tired….

I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who tell me that they have sleep problems.  Either they can’t fall asleep or once they fall asleep they wake up and cannot go back to sleep.  This can be such a vicious cycle which leads to exhaustion and stress.  It also leads to poor […]

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 […]

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 Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict is bound to happen at work, but there are advantages to it.  Without conflict, nothing would change.  If you are dissatisfied with how a system works and someone else thinks it is okay, or if there were no conflict in opinion, there would not be a chance to improve the system and create a […]

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 […]