For the past 3 days, I have been trying to pick out a paint color for the bedroom. In the store, the color looked light green, a color I would call “Seafoam.” The paint supplier called it “Reef”, my friend said it looked gray as we painted it, and in the bedroom lighting, I just […]
With the birth of the first child of Catherine and Prince William, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, there is much talk of the baby’s future and the legacy of his family. Not all of us can leave a legacy of the British throne, but we can leave a powerful legacy in other ways. The […]
Why Familiarity Rarely Breeds Contempt… There is an old saying: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Yes, it’s true, familiarity can breed contempt. The longer we are around someone or something, the more inclined we are to find fault with it, but it rarely starts that way. Every day my friend ‘Debbi’ (changed name) and I would have […]
What the heck is perfect anyway? Is it the Norman Rockwell vision of everyone sitting ’round the table with a Martha Stewart turkey? I don’t think I could get that color on a turkey even if I spray-painted it.
And who invented brussels sprouts anyway?
Rule #2: Size of Ask x Time = # of Yes(es) possible…
Size of Ask: Those experts in “pester power” have “center-of-the-universe’itis” and they most often think they are being perfectly reasonable in asking just one more favor of you.
Time: How often have you heard “It will only take a minute…” and learned that…..
First, be aware that not everyone accepts the handshake as a greeting nor does every culture or group do a handshake the same. Western culture values a firm (but not too firm) grip, while many Asian countries, especially China, value a less firm handshake and maintaining the hand-hold for an extended time after the initial […]
Want really useful and effectively success strategies quickly? Combine speed dating with business mentoring and you get the BizWomen Mentoring Monday event, sponsored by the Business Journal. Now, I’m not a morning person, but I was curious and honestly, a bit skeptical. However, with a company mantra of “Small changes make significant impacts!” I had […]
Make your best impression with the proper handshake. First, be aware that not everyone accepts the handshake as a greeting nor does every culture or group do a handshake the same. Western culture values a firm grip, while many Asian countries, especially China, value a less firm handshake and maintaining the handhold for an extended […]
It’s inspiring to see someone succeed in bringing a dream into reality. In 2013, Diana Nyad, 64, made a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West despite strong currents, sharks and stinging jellyfish that had stopped her previous four attempts… not to mention blistering sun and salt water for nearly 53 hours, little food, throwing […]
Guest post: The bell rings to start the fight! The crowd is roaring to cheer on the contender they want to win, Perception or Communication. They are evenly challenged though their strengths reside in different areas, this will be a good fight!