Monthly Archives: October 2012


Are you a troll or have you had an occasion to throw what I call a “troll bomb”?  In internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages on a blog or online news article with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response.

Taking this a step further, in the workplace a troll is someone who makes a comment, complaint or innuendo about someone else without going into detail or taking responsibility (we’ve all heard those people who say something and then quickly follow it by saying “don’t tell anyone I… Continue reading


If your eyes are transfixed to the past, you can’t become the person you need to become in the future. – MJ DeMarco, The Millionaire Fastlane

How many times a day, week or month do you look at what’s happened in the past and allow it to cloud your future?  Maybe you didn’t get the promotion the last time so you don’t go for it the next time.  Perhaps your report got moth-balled so you don’t put the effort in again.  Your great idea got put aside so you don’t bring up another one.  Here are… Continue reading

I Choose

Do you ever get overwhelmed and feel like you don’t have control?  It can happen so quickly and easily.  Phones are ringing, texts are coming in, your calendar is full, crises seem to come from everywhere, and people come into your office and say – do you have a minute?

Try this experiment for one day.  Before you do anything, pause and say I choose to….  This may sound too simple or silly – I challenge you to do it!  You are training yourself to be in control.  Here’s what a typical day… Continue reading


Have you ever thought you’d be perfect for a job that you didn’t get?  Perhaps you’ve been disappointed that you are not getting what you wanted – promotion, new job, cool office.  I’ve had my share of disappointments throughout my career.  The advice I usually got, and that I told myself – “Everything happens for a reason.  Looking back on this a year from now will give you a different perspective.  What is meant to be, will be.  Time will heal all wounds.”

While all of these statements may be true, they didn’t make… Continue reading

Invest in Yourself!

The moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing.  It takes constant expansion of knowledge if you want more out of your life.  Even to keep what you have, you need to keep sharp.  Doing what you’ve always done, thinking what you’ve always thought, hanging onto the status quo will cause you to fall behind and quickly puts you in the past.  Not exactly the key to success.

Here are some challenges for you:

Challenge 1:  Feel good.  Add up what you spend on vacations, hair cuts, nail care, gym membership, entertainment… Continue reading