To-Do Lists to Accomplish Goals

When it’s the beginning of a new year – or even the beginning of a new month – I take time to do a brain dump and get as much stuff out of my head onto one huge “Master To Do List”. I prefer to write it down or use EverNote to capture the info…

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No New Year Resolutions

Years ago, I heard a pastor on the radio (I’m a K-LOVE radio addict) recounting how he doesn’t set New Year Resolutions. Instead of resolutions, he focuses on one word for the year. His word for the previous year was “charity”. He explained that he didn’t give away everything he owned to be more “charitable”,…

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3 Ways to Deal with Workplace Holiday Drama

The holiday season is here! There is so much fun and enjoyment for families to share in the holiday cheer! But there is also drama that comes with the holidays… I’ve always wondered why there is so much drama around the holidays?!? One of your “families”, is your workplace family. And we all know that…

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Pause Before Clicking the Send Button

I. Was. Ticked. Blatant refusal to call me back coupled with a dismissing email had me super upset.  I lit up the keyboard like Mozart at the piano. Pounding away on those poor little keys to vent my frustration. Paragraphs of an eloquent monologue poured out of me about why the offender should respond to me. …

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Nepotism and Office Politics

OK, so what happens when you’re working with someone and you don’t like them, but their family member also works at the company? Or, maybe you just don’t get along? Nepotism is a real challenge in the workplace not only because it opens the company to possible lawsuits but because of the concern of perceived…

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Don’t Talk to me Like That

No matter how many times I hear someone speak with a rude tone to somebody else in the workplace, I still just don’t understand how they think that they can treat someone like that. Over the years I have personally witnessed many people speak in a tone that would otherwise be completely unacceptable in most…

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Thank You!

Thank you! I don’t think we say it enough… Why don’t we say it more? And say it with conviction? Often I have been the recipient of much good in my life. So, I want to express some heartfelt gratitude for a variety of recent things, people and experiences. I am thankful for… – The…

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Wear Colors that Project Your Brand

It seems like every time I wear bright jewel tone colors, people warm up to me even more. I’m already very approachable and it’s common to have people tell me that I have “a sunny disposition and light up the room”. Because I know people feel even more comfortable with me when I wear vibrant…

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Emoji Expressions and Personal Brand

Emojis crack me up! There are so many fun ways to express emotions, opinions, and thoughts. At the store, my bonus kids were rooting through a bucket of emoji balls and laughing hysterically. Personally, I like the emoji with big lips puckered up. Makes me think of blowing kisses to my sexy husband. They thought…

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Personal Brand at the Airport

I’m writing this blog post while traveling home from a 2-day business trip to Las Vegas. The people watching in airports is fantastic! Everywhere in my life, I aim for people to feel comfortable with me so that we can really connect and that ultimately guides them to positive and productive change in their professional…

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