How Transitions Can Dramatically Improve Your Productivity

You may swig down your coffee between emails, trying to get all your tasks done, but you still can't keep up with all your work. This hyper-active pace creates productivity gaps. Instead of smooth transitions from one task to the next you are probably jumping around like a caffeinated dog. I've seen my friend's dog drunk on coffee and it ...

My Work Happiness Week in Review – Grand Plans, Aha, and ACL

My week was filled with interactions with co-workers and customers. It's a part of my job that I will miss. I'm not going to stay at my job forever and when I do leave, I'm going to miss them. (No job lined up yet, if any of my co-workers are reading this.) I'm going to miss the jokes that only ...

Pig-Headed Determination and Discipline

I read a fantastic book, The Ultimate Sales Machine, that every salesperson should read. Forget that, every person should read this book. We are all sales people, whether we are selling ourselves to our boss, or telling someone about the latest Apple product that we absolutely love. We are constantly influencing people whether we like to admit it or not. ...

Imagination Isn't Just for Kids

We tell our students, kids, nephews and nieces to use their imaginations to the max. If they get a little carried away we tell them that "it's okay" that happens. As we get older we lose this connection because of social standards. There are exceptions like actors and other artists, but the rest of us are often locked down by ...

Does Luck Play a Role at Your Job?

Do you get lucky at work? No, I don't mean that. Some of you have such dirty minds that it shocks me. I mean lucky as in good fortune comes to you and it comes often. I really do believe in the luck that most lottery players are hoping to have. I believe in making luck happen, although even lottery ...