Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Fight Boredom at Work

July is chock full of fun celebrations that belong in this sunny, outdoor month:  National Picnic Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month. It’s also Anti-Boredom Month, created as a media spoof by Alan Caruba’s now defunct … Continue reading

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Embrace Lifelong Learning

It’s September, and even if you aren’t getting your own children out to school or off to college, you can’t miss seeing those familiar yellow buses everywhere.  This is a good time to take a breath and think about our … Continue reading

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Take Your Vacation!

August is prime vacation time, and many Americans are enjoying some earned time off.  Whether it’s a trip to the shore, a family reunion, exploring a national park or museum, or even a fun “staycation,” we are working harder than … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty of “The Shoemaker’s Children” Syndrome?

There is an old proverb about a shoemaker who was busy making shoes for his customers.  However, he was so busy keeping them happy that his wife and children went shoeless.  The moral of the story is that we should … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Jump On It Now!

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow.”  Mark Twain We’ve all done it – an important report is due this afternoon.  It’s a firm deadline with a clearly defined deliverable.  Yet we … Continue reading

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Being Happy at Work

Are you happy in your work?  Before answering this question, think carefully about what happiness means.  It’s not just a workspace size or location, or the amount of paid vacation time, or even the paycheck that brings us fulfillment at … Continue reading

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