Archive for October, 2017

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 […]

Perseverance Is The Key

Perseverance is the key to accomplishing anything.  We all have those times when we feel that we cannot keep going, but we can. The definition of perseverance is: Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. Whatever your vision is, know that your perseverance will be rewarded. “Great works are performed […]

Take The Challenge

  Why not start your week out a bit differently by taking this challenge? This may sound easy, but believe me, it is not.  Try not to complain about anything for 24 hours. When you do find something that you want to complain about stop and think of something that you could say that would […]

Planning For Success

Richard K. Davis On Saturday I had the wonderful pleasure to watch my son, Jonathan, graduate from Cal State Fullerton, obtaining his BA degree with Magna cum Laude honors. This mother could not be prouder! Being one who always is looking and listening for the lessons to be learned, I was looking forward to hearing […]

Pay It Forward Hump Day!

“It’s hump day! Let’s help others get over this week’s hump.  Reach out to someone and pay it forward.” ~ Unknown What a great way to spend the day, thinking of how you can pay it forward to make other’s hump day a pleasant one.  The link below has many great “pay it forward” ideas […]

Who Do You Want To Hire?

We have just hired a new employee at our practice. She is just what the “doctor” ordered (appropriate, I work in a medical office). Actually, she was the only person that I interviewed for the position, which I am sure you may find unusual, but I will tell you why. When I place an ad […]

How To Be More Productive

Becoming overly busy is a gradual process that we become caught up in, and for many reasons cannot see our way out of.  Being busy is not bad, if one is productive.  You need to ask yourself the question “am I just being busy or am I really being productive at accomplishing what I want […]

Attitude Is Everything

Happy Thursday to you all!  Many years ago, I would listen to Charles Swindoll every morning on my way to work.  He always had words of wisdom to share and many times his words would get me through the day.  I thought I would share some of his words of wisdom with you this morning. […]

Who Makes You Look Great?

I posted this story about Charles Plumb’s parachute a long time ago, but felt it was worth repeating as a reminder that it is not us alone that makes our office, department or business a great one.  Say, thank you today to those who have worked alongside you all week-long. As a business owner, manager or […]

Do You Look Like A Professional?

Far too often people in leadership roles do not take the time to examine how they appear to people who they come in contact with.  What do I mean by this?  If you are a manager, do you take a look at yourself in in the mirror each day before leaving for work?  Do you […]