An old college teacher of mine once shared a nugget of carefully accumulated wisdom with me: acting a grown-up is important; growing up… not so much. Many years later, I’ve come to realize that what he meant was that as we grow in some areas, the opposite is true in others.
ew year’s resolutions are an epidemic. They’re disappointingly absolute, lack regard for a world in where variables… well, vary faster than ever, and frequently stem from misinformed perceptions of what we must do to be like someone else. Here’s a different tack.
hances are, there’s something in your life that’s bothering you. In fact, I bet something popped up just as you’re reading this (our brains are funny that way). So, would you like to know how to get it out of your head?
If I say ‘work’, what’s the first thing that crosses your mind? Likely, you associate it with the place where you spend most of your waking hours, generating value which allows you to survive. Work, however, extends far beyond than just that.
When you remove everything else, there are only two kinds of productivity: push or pull – as diametrically opposite as the words I’ve chosen to describe them. Let’s find out which one you are, and see whether it makes you want to change things up.
It’s a wonderful thing to live in an age where innovation hurls forward at breakneck speed, fuelled by unbridled capitalism – but unless you learn how to handle the accompanying pressure, you may well implode. Here are a few tips on how to cope.
I have a dream. Live and learn. Yes, we can. Less is more. Friends are treasures. Knowledge is power. Time is money. Be the change. Dare to win. Inches make champions. Just do it. It’s amazing what you can get across with just three words. And by you, I do mean you.
Oh, man – where to begin. Yesterday, that slack-jawed lugnut over in accounting failed to deliver the numbers in time again. Also, my husband seems incapable of boiling water properly. The kids? Yeah, they’re just about ready for the asylum. Sound familiar? Then read this – stat.
Have you ever heard of the four stages of competence? Fret not; unless you’re a psychology major, you’re in good company. You’re also about to learn something that will earn you valuable insight into yourself and others and serve you well throughout your professional career.
Striking a better balance between life and work – as if the two were somehow opposing forces – is a popular topic these days. If you’re yearning for balance, there’s an important question you should ask yourself first.