Half-Empty, Half-Full?

For the last two years, my brother has been going through a nasty separation/divorce process. It has been harrowing for two reasons: he is the first person to have gone through anything like this and he also is the first person who had a judge order a 50/50 split of matrimonial possessions between him and …

The Final Quarter of 2021

Have you noticed the urgency of the emails pummeling your inbox about making the last quarter super fantastic? As if you can use their magic juice and suddenly stumble forward at warp speed? Honestly, it’s all POPPYCOCK. Highly successful organizations are NOT ruled by the fluctuations and fears of the quarter. Never! Highly successful organizations …

OBSTACLE! DAMN OBSTACLES!

Let’s talk about your obstacle or obstacles.  I am presuming you have one or two. Have you noticed there seems to be a higher level of mindless moaning these days? Especially since the issues stemming from COVID are constantly highlighted? Maybe your OWN life has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Do you …

The Power of Story

Earlier this week I was gobsmacked by this visual. It is brilliantly simple, isn’t it? Stories trump statistics. All. The. Time. I am sharing this because far too many of us, myself included, get stuck in certain parts of our business or professional lives. See, technology has given us way more data than we could …

Pandemic Flatulence

Pandemic Flatulence.  This is my new (uncopyrighted) term. I coined it to explain the dramatic increase in what we used to call casual brain farts. I was beginning to think the world had gone mad. Until it happened to me. Suddenly it all makes sense. July 6th, hubby and I embarked on the long drive to …

Just Start

Last month the post about endless possibilities caused a commotion.  While most agreed with me, the common question, was ‘where do I start?’  Let me explain. You have a big dream. A fantastic idea you would love to happen in your life. Could be a personal goal, a business ambition or even a wild and …

Beware the After-Times

I am quite taken with the terms before-times and after-times.  As in pre and post-pandemic.  This week, hubby and I took the car in for some work and decided to grab a Starbucks – as walk-in customers. The place was like a massive cavern because all of the usual 30 or so tables with chairs …

How to Make a Decision

One area that doesn’t seem to get a lot of air time these days is the process of deciding or making a decision, probably because so many of us are simply trying to hold on. Yet, how many people do you know who have thrown in the business towel? Decided their marriage isn’t worth salvaging? …