Habits and Values

A New Kitten – 31 Hints – and more

Welcome to August! While for many, there are still plenty of “dog days of summer” left, there’s also a good deal of prepping for the fall. I don’t have to do school shopping anymore, but even back in July I saw people shopping for school supplies. And organizations/businesses are already thinking about routines and initiatives …

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Do You Like Your Work Space? Plus Results of Pets in the Office, July Freebies, and More

Do you enjoy the space in which you work? Maybe it’s a cubicle, or a home office,  or a co-work spot.  Perhaps you carry your “desk” essentials with you or have a fairly permanent set up at your employer’s location.  Wherever you work, it’s important to have a set-up for comfort (ergonomically, too), motivation and …

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Learning to Take Breaks that Work: Seven Things You Should Do for Yourself Regularly

Let’s face it. Life and work can be stressful. Whether you are trying to wear all-the-hats running a small business (like me), have a pressure-filled position in corporate America, have to travel a lot for work or are under or unemployed, your professional life can be challenging. And when you add in personal pursuits and …

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Why I’m Not Reading Through the Bible this Year

[featured-image size=”facebook_opengraph” single_newwindow=”false”] Take a look: For several years now, I have used a Bible reading plan to read through the entire Bible or the entire New Testament in a year. In 2014, I provided a weekly set of questions to help busy professionals take some time with God’s word. (Here’s a link to all …

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Goals 2014: Where I Succeeded, and Failed-Part 1

  [featured-image size=”facebook_opengraph” single_newwindow=”false”] Take a look: It’s January. Time for a fresh start right? Resolutions, plans, goals. How many did you accomplish last year? For that matter, how many have you kept going these first couple weeks in January? Research shows that the majority of people scrap their resolutions, some in as little as …

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10 Tips to Celebrate 10 Years

What are your top tips for overwhelmed professionals? Before I give you mine, I’m happy to share that the first entry in my business checkbook is 4/22/2005 and we’ve been celebrating the 10th Birthday of HOPE all month. (Did you enter the drawing for the Chick-Fil-A gift cards yet?) Thought it’d be fun to list 10 …

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10 Things I Learned in 10 Years of Business, Part 2

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Still in the mode of celebrating ten years, here are five more lesson I’ve learned since being in business for ten years. (For the other five, click here.) Your mission may change, but your character shouldn’t. I went from focusing on church office personnel to a more general audience, and back to “overwhelmed …

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Did You Hear about Ryan's Performance Review?

“Did you hear about Ryan’s performance review? He’ll be lucky if he isn’t fired soon!” Would that make you perk your ears up? Gossip is a rampant problem in organizations of all sizes. Some organizations have a very strong policy against it, to the point of someone being possibly fired if caught participating. It can …

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