Posts by Connie Clay

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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How to Have Work-Life Harmony

Recently, I started listening to a book about how successful women could “have it all.” I’m always looking for time management tips, so I hoped to gain some strategies from the book. The author reported that women could get more work out of their nannies, return to work late at night after their children were…

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3 Signs that Your Life is Out of Balance

During my career as a high school English teacher, I had to get up at 5:00 a.m. and leave the house at 6:00 a.m. to be at work by 6:30 a.m. I scarfed down breakfast in the car. At the time, I had a middle schooler at home, a husband to look after and a…

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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

In January 2006, a Florida truck driver crashed into the back of a car and killed seven children. The driver admitted that he had not slept in over 30 hours. How many times do you get behind the wheel of your car when you haven’t slept more than an hour or two? Operating heavy or…

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3 Questions to Ask before You Write a Book

Twenty-five years ago, a preacher wrote a book that he thought could help women break free of addictions, poverty, abuse, and crime. At first, no publishers were interested in the book. Eventually, the preacher found a publisher willing to publish the book. But the preacher had to contribute thousands of dollars towards the publication. The…

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3 Books That Will Revive Your Year

When I went away to college, I was terrified of flunking out. I had to take college algebra my first semester, and math was my weakest subject. I failed the class, but before final grades were submitted, I met with the professor. I don’t know what I said, but I cried. Hard. He had mercy…

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Big Mistakes that Smart People Make

A few days ago, I learned that a well-respected attorney in my community had not paid his personal or corporate income taxes for eight years. What! Huh? But you know what, I don’t have to pick up a newspaper or review a case file to find out about dumb stuff that people do. I can…

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5 Goal Achieving Strategies

Misty Copeland was the middle child of six. Her parents divorced, and her mother remarried and divorced two more times. Eventually, Misty and her family were living in a motel. Misty was a quiet, nervous child when she was first introduced to ballet at an after school program. She quickly learned that she had a…

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