Today, November 13, is World Kindness Day, a global movement established to make kindness the norm. And in honor of this important day, I’m sharing my One Thing This Week that’s not actually not business-related, but life related. Let’s get serious, serious for a minute, guys. One of the most inspirational Instagram accounts I follow is @specialbooksbyspecialkids. It’s run by Chris Ulmer, a disability-rights advocate, … Continue reading One Thing This Week: World Kindness Day Edition
No matter how much you love your job, how cool your boss is, or how great your perks are, you are, eventually, going to become annoyed at a co-worker. Trust me. When you spend 40 or more hours at work all week, sooner or later someone is going to hit that one nerve that makes you see red, raises your blood pressure and has you … Continue reading How to Keep Your Cool Around Annoying Co-workers
Last weekend, an accomplished leader sent me a short note thanking me for my help on a project at work. Instead of responding with a simple thank you like a normal human being, my mind went into overdrive. Can’t be for me. She made a mistake. I didn’t even do that much! And so I replied: “Thank you, but I think this may have been … Continue reading Shut Up and Take a Compliment!
I have a frenemy, and her name is Perfectionism. Like any frenemy (that’s a combination of friend and enemy) Perfectionism is always one step ahead of me. She’s also the worst kind of know-it- all—for any great idea I share with her, Perfectionism will give me five reasons to reconsider. I get the feeling she makes some things up as she goes, though—she hasn’t even … Continue reading Perfectionism, Personified