Thoughts From Our Director

Do You Try or Do You Do?

One quarter of 2018 is finished. Are you on track to achieving what you set out to do? Remember the plans, promises and resolutions you set at 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2017? Recall just before the clock struck midnight and all the promise the new year held. It is not loo late! You can Read More

Change Your Words

  “How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.” Herbert Spencer   We know that our thoughts drive our emotions and our emotions drive our behavior. I believe we misuse the words: should, must and have to (OK, that’s a phrase), but here’s my point. When I tell myself I have to do something or I must Read More

Inch by Inch and Yard by Yard

Earlier this week, I attended an event where we examined failure. This is certainly not a topic that is often discussed. As we were talking about it, someone mentioned to me the old adage, Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard. When we think about goals, they can seem big Read More

How Much Structure Do You Need in Your Work Environment?

A recent article on CNBC touts the expansion of the Gig Economy, or contingent workers who don’t have an implicit or explicit contract for long-term employment. The article states job growth in this area is larger than payroll for traditional employment.  My intention with this post is not to advocate for one method or the other, Read More

Define Your Expectations

Did you know that when you have clearly defined, well communicated expectations, you will be happier and more successful than people whose expectations go unspoken or unrealized? As we approach the end of another year, it is always a good time to assess our goals and accomplishments, and this can include expectations.  At work, there Read More

Focusing on the Good – a Poem from 1904

In my last post, I wrote about looking for the good in any situation. How have you been doing in the first few weeks of the New Year?  It’s been my experience, when we want to make a change in how we respond to the events or people in our lives, we need to find Read More

How will you look for the good in 2016?

What did you resolve to do on December 31? We can trace this practice back to ancient cultures and people like the Babylonians, who are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions or the ancient Romans, whose reform-minded emperor, Julius Caesar, tinkered with the calendar and established January 1 as Read More

What Are You Predicting For 2016?

This time of year, we hear the pundits predict the future on subjects like the economy, the 2016 presidential election, or the super bowl (just to name a few). What are you predicting for 2016?  I am not asking about your vision on a national level, but rather on an individual level.  Many people think Read More

Conquer Yourself

It is now several weeks into the new year.  If you are like a lot of Americans, you took stock of your life at the end of 2014 and decided you wanted more of something (money, free time, satisfaction, exercise security, etc.) or less of something (weight, responsibilities, stuff).  You made a list of New Read More