Want to Love Work and Life? Stop Using This Word.

Recently Hubbie and I were in search of a new apartment, and before long we stumbled on an amazing option.  We high-fived each other for finding this residential gem…with its beautiful garden and unbreakable new appliances. What a find!...we said…it’s our dream home! In our minds it was like our own little doll house... ...until it wasn't. In our case o...
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How to Manage Other People’s Frantic Energy

This past week found me traveling by airplane, an experience of technological wonder. And, inarguably, a bit of an energetic mess. The airport itself is no better, and the security line on the day of my departing flight was especially frantic. Picture, if you will, the following scene all around me… …wild-eyed people ripping metal off their bodies and t...
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The Surpisingly Simple Way to Get Unstuck

I’m about to use you to get unstuck. So thanks in advance. About three months ago I figured out the topic of my next book. I loved the idea, the tone…even the snappy title I thought of. My book would be the next big thing! (assuming that other book got out of the way, that is...) I couldn’t wait to get started. But I didn’t. For the next two and a half ...
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Why We All Should Stop Freaking Out

I freaked out the other day. In fact, I freaked out a few times…all due to a chain of events within about two hours. If you know me, you know that my freak-outs can be a bit...dramatic. It went something like this: First, I answered one last email before leaving the office and made myself late for a meeting with a client Then, I made a pit-stop on the w...
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The Best Ever Leadership Lesson from Traffic School

I’m writing this through some bleary eyes, thanks to the fact that I was up until the wee hours of the morning finishing up traffic school. I did it on-line, in one sitting. Let’s just say I was near the deadline. Many won’t be surprised to hear this isn’t my first time at the traffic school rodeo. (To those who want to comment and berate me, please know I’...
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How to Handle the Things that Bug You Most

Last week found me packed and ready to begin a long-awaited trip to Panama. We’d been counting down the days for months. When the day of our departure finally arrived I woke up early, ran a few errands, arrived back home with a blustery flair…and found hubby sitting in the living room, a pale look on his face, speaking to someone on the phone. I don’t reme...
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