Category Archives: Self Improvement

The Benefits of Stupid O’clock

  While on a Disney Cruise with my family, the cruise director was discussing the activities for the next day. Look … tomorrow we arrive at Costa Maya around 1 p.m., so that means that you don’t have to get up at Stupid O’clock! While I’m sure he’s used this line many times, it was… Read More »

I’m the Guy in Charge of the Butter!

Many people take themselves too seriously. They sometimes think they are better than they really are. When they get a nice job and a good salary, they adopt a swagger. They walk into a restaurant thinking they own the place, and when drinks are slow in arriving, they are vociferous in their disgust. This situation… Read More »

After 4th Date – No Luck!

While attending high school in a small town in Kansas, I observed a situation that reinforced the importance of confidence. When you are confident about your chances of success, you are more likely to take a leap of faith. Of course, you must be prepared to fail. The Date Example While I was born in… Read More »

She Came Solo, Danced, and Left Alone

  Every few months or so, I am reminded of something I observed many years ago while a business colleague and I met for a cocktail after work in Philadelphia. Tony and I decided on a bar near his office to enjoy a good chat. Dancing Begins At about 10 p.m., I observed this attractive… Read More »

10 Things Effective People Do 

You all have  the same advantage: you can control what you do each day. You can maximize your productivity, or you can slack. In many cases, you are the only one who knows when you are falling short of your optimal performance level. It’s surprising how many managers are clueless regarding the difference between mediocrity… Read More »

Speaker: “I’m Sorry for being Nervous and Unprepared”

During a recent event, the speaker stated to the audience that he apologized for appearing nervous and ill-prepared for the presentation. Until he mentioned that he appeared nervous, I thought he looked quite confident. In fact, he had more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and speaking before a friendly audience should have been easy.… Read More »

3 Smart Things to do by End of Day

How you handle your end of day can make a big difference in your overall performance. Unfortunately, many people start wrapping up their work activities about 30 minutes before quitting time. During that time, they are chatting with coworkers, surfing the web, or doing something else to creatively kill time. The highly-productive employees in your organization take… Read More »

12 Habits of Highly Successful People

Successful people have developed good habits that make them more productive. In many cases, these activities are not flashy, but over the course of several weeks, the results are tremendous. Experts believe that habits can be built in 30 days. In some cases, it takes a bit longer to become proficient with a task. The… Read More »