Do you find that there’s less dignity and grace today? There’s no escaping folks who rant on social media, flaunt their success, and rip you apart if you’re not in complete agreement with their views. What happened to folks with class — people who set high standards for themselves, live with honor and integrity, treat… [Read More]
A Game Plan to Encourage Greater Civility
When I was a consultant, my desk was cluttered with stacks of paper that were piled to the sky. I had an unwritten rule: What I did in my personal space was my business. But the rule wasn’t valid in common areas because it would infringe on other people. I apply that principle to other… [Read More]
Poor Habits Lead to Poor Results
We perform several routines each day without even thinking about them. In fact, I wake up approximately the same time each morning, grab a cup of coffee (like my life depends on it), and check my email every few minutes. The problem is that some of our routine activities are counterproductive. Clearly, poor habits lead… [Read More]
33 Expressions That Have Stood the Test of Time
Do you remember pearls of wisdom that you heard growing up? They were valuable lessons that were passed down from people who cared about you. In fact, I’m sure you imparted the same wisdom to others you know as well. Some of the expressions served as inspiration while others offered tried-and-true advice about attaining happiness,… [Read More]
You Bear Sole Responsibility for Your Circumstances
Ask Yourself What Really Matters
How much time do you waste on unimportant stuff? The truth is that many folks get excited when they buy a new toy, get a few likes on social media, or receive a compliment about how they look. In fact, buying something on sale or being told they don’t look their age can make their… [Read More]
Why Are People So Surprised When Someone’s Polite?
Are you surprised when folks have good manners? While common courtesy was expected years ago, courteous behavior is scarce today. In fact, some say that decency and grace are more the exception than the rule. What does it take to pick up after yourself, be respectful of others, or display proper cell phone etiquette? What… [Read More]
What Were You Thinking?
It’s not easy to become a champion. After all, your courage will be summoned, your strength will be challenged, and your resilience will be put to the test. But one thing is clear: Making it to the top is tough. And while it’s one thing to lose to a competitor, it’s quite another to beat… [Read More]
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