The Ultimate 3 Step Process to Help You Bounce Back from Career Failure

A few years ago something very difficult happened in my career. Now that I look back on it… It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I wouldn’t wish career failure on anyone, but sometimes it can put things into perspective and give someone the kick-start they were afraid to do themselves. I was laid off in 2011 and ...

10 Unique Ways to Boost Your Happiness and Creativity

Let’s not pretend that happiness and creativity is something as easy to come by as taking a pill. There are no quick fixes, but that does not mean that there aren’t tools that you can use. A few weeks ago I was stuck in a rut, battling and a severe case of writer’s block. All creative juices, which had previously flown ...

10 Lessons to Help You Excel in Your Career in Your 30's and Beyond

I was drinking a beer with a friend who told me he never wanted to retire. He explained the benefits of not retiring, from reducing your risk of cancer and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. A laugh popped out. “Hey, don’t laugh. I’m serious,” he said. “I’m not laughing at you. I feel the same way,” I told him. “I just don’t ...

5 Powerful Questions Every Boss Should Ask Herself

There is one aspect of my work that makes me so amazingly happy I feel blessed to be doing what I’m doing. I think this is an overlooked part that we don’t see because we are so busy with our own lives and careers. We get to work with people who want to be happier. You can probably say the ...

5 Proven Tips that Will Improve Your Productivity

I had just poured myself my third cup of coffee and I realized something very important. I remember because as I put the coffee to my lips I looked up at the clock. It was 11am on the dot. I had accomplished nothing at all. I rebooted my computer. I visited with a few friends. I went to meeting that ...