3 Reasons to Get a Mentor

Thurgood Marshall had Charles Hamilton Houston. Alexander Hamilton had George Washington. Oprah had Maya Angelou. First Black Supreme Court Justice, first Secretary of the Treasury, and billionaire business woman and philanthropist. These extraordinary people all had mentors. You should have one too. Here’s why: 1. A mentor is a valuable sounding board. Planning to fire…

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7 Steps to a Harmonious Holiday Season

I used to work with a woman who had a Christmas tree in every room of her house. I do well to get one tree up before Christmas and down before February. For me the time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s really is “the most wonderful time of the year.” At one time, I used…

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3 Things to Take from Work

Henry Kissinger said, “America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.” Once you accept that jobs, clients and employers are temporary allies, your attitude toward work should change. Having benefits, making money, and developing skills are your permanent interests. Your employer pays you to show up. However, there are several things that you can…

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5 Ways You Sabotage Yourself

I used to enjoy watching Alex Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, play baseball for the Yankees. And then his wife accused him of adultery. He didn’t deny it. Later, he was accused of using steroids. He initially denied using the steroids, and later admitted that he used them to improve his performance. Now retired from…

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You Should Welcome Rejection

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, of Shark Tank fame, was labeled the dumb kid in school. After graduating from high school, she had nearly two dozen short-term jobs before she entered the fast-paced New York real estate market. Now, on Shark Tank, she has told anxious entrepreneurs that she does not like them or trust…

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Business expert and motivational coach Chalene Johnson says that to accomplish your goals you will need to do one or more of the following: invest time, invest money, exert discipline. I think we all instinctively know that, but how do we get from knowledge to execution? One way is by creating an environment for success.…

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3 Things to Stop Doing

Would you like to have a completely free day? How would it feel to wake up one morning with no agenda? Just you and a loved one or you and a great book. What about you and a peaceful drive to the beach or the park? You dream of having that kind of time, but…

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When the Boss is a Bully

Have you ever had a boss who micromanages your work? What about one who asks if your college gave away degrees? Do you now have a boss who goes out of her way to make you miserable? Unfortunately, everyone who has the title of supervisor or manager is not a leader. Teddy Roosevelt said that,…

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How to End a Toxic Relationship

According to Dr. Phil, “The only thing worse than being in a bad relationship for a year is being in it for a year and a day.” I asked my Facebook friends to tell me what a toxic relationship is. Here are some quotes. “One that will make you sick.” “One that diminishes and devalues…

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3 Tips for Reaching Your Goals This Year

As summer comes to a close, you’re wondering where the year went. You had a list of big plans in January, but somehow, things haven’t worked out so well. Before you write off the last few months of the year, consider three easy ways to move forward with your goals: 1. Go for a quick…

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