Work Happy Tip – Alarm Stretch

I caught myself deep in work, hunched over my keyboard. I must have been working for four hours straight, with just one bathroom break and one tea break. I was so in the zone that I didn’t realize that my back was killing me. I stretched out my neck and back, but it was too late. My back was throbbing. ...

Need an Edge Up on Your Career - Part 2

Yesterday's book review of "The Wow Factor" (Amazon link) was fun, but now you get to hear 22 minutes of how Frances came up with her ideas and how to apply them to your life. I'm not bragging or anything, but it's pretty good. My skills as an interviewer are growing by leaps and bounds. I'm leaping and bounding my ...

Need an Edge Up on Your Career?

You want that promotion? You need to wow your employer. You want to land that client? You need to impress them. That’s why I asked Frances Cole Jones for an interview. I read her book “The Wow Factor,” and I knew that a podcast would be a good resource for people who want to get an edge up on their ...

Hard, Fun and Beautiful - Red Skin Edition

(Can’t see the video? Then try watching it at Work Happy Now - The Hard, The Fun and The Beautiful – Red Skin Edition) Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week. Dealing with negative emotions isn’t easy. This past week I made a couple of blunders that made me beat myself ...

Be One With Your Work

I've been playing with drawing in relation to work happiness. I've found that there are parts of me hidden within a pencil that don't come out on the keyboard. I've been messing with this medium on and off for about 12 years, but in the last year I've really been enjoying myself. I drew this piece when I felt really ...

Nothing is 100%

This past Saturday I was going to take all day to work on my book. I woke up early, did some Yoga and was all set to go. I sat down in my office chair, opened the document up and stretched my neck a little, then jotted down a quick note into my calendar, then made myself a quick cup ...