It’s hard to be motivated all the time. Heck, it can be hard to be motivated part of the time. That’s why a Power Hour can come in real handy. Challenging situations can beat you down. Competitors can beat you down. People on your own team can beat you down. So how can you stay […]
I received the best birthday present a while back and you could say I bought it for myself.
It was my first colonoscopy, the disruptive, yet critical examination of the large intestine or colon.
The results were negative. No cancer, no polyps. Clean as a, er . . . whistle. Sorry, it’s hard to write about this. As you can imagine, I’ve only talked about this topic with a few close friends.
The colon I’ve felt a strange sense of obligation to talk about colonoscopy since then.
Katie Couric had her procedure performed on live television. The least I can do is post a blog article about it.
Sharing the details of such a personal procedure is not easy, but dying of colon cancer is much less easy.
Our external features get a lot of attention.
We worry about what our hair looks like and whether we have circles under our eyes.
We’re concerned about the extra flesh at our waistlines, if not concerned enough to do something about it.
Anytime is a good time for resolutions. The most successful resolutions offer anticipation of reward or the avoidance of pain. Freud wrote that pleasure and pain are terrific motivators. Here are 5 Cool Ideas for New Year’s resolutions.
1. Be purposeful in everything you do.
You can become much more efficient by striving for purpose in your daily activities. Do you just eat lunch or do you enrich relationships while you eat? What purpose do those two sitcoms serve you every night? What is the purpose of eating that bag of chips? More importantly, what types of consequences await you now that you’ve indulged? Be purposeful in everything you do. Walk with purpose and people will be more likely to respect your time.
2. Resolve not to be mediocre.
Use the freshness of the new year as an excuse for avoiding mediocrity. This can be a challenging task because industry markets products and services to the lowest common denominator. Junk food is marketed to the lowest common denominator. Fast food, for example, is produced cheaply and sold cheaply. Sitcom television is geared toward the masses. The people who produce sitcoms even provide a laugh track so that you’ll know when most people laugh. Give yourself an upgrade. Resolve to distance yourself from the lowest common denominator.
Was he “the greatest?” People are saying nice things about Muhammad Ali these days. When the boxer died in 2016 at age 74, almost every epitaph referred to him as “the greatest.” It’s instructional to note that Ali had referred to himself as “the greatest” for decades. A master at self-promotion, Ali used the catch phrase to […]
The idea of course, is that it’s okay to interrupt as long as you apologize first.
You might say, for example, “Excuse me. I’m sorry to interrupt, but if I wanted to quickly say ‘hello.'”
One must also practice good judgment when it comes to deciding to stay in the conversation or move along quickly.
It helps to have a feel for the type of conversation you are interrupting. If it’s a private confab, you should move along quickly or perhaps wait for a better time to insert yourself into the situation.
Professional speakers get tons of feedback.
MAC green purple speak 300 dpi crpd We may get formally evaluated more than almost any profession. Conference chairpersons, meeting planners and Human Resource executives love to collect exit evaluations after every program. This data is then analyzed and computed before it is shared with all concerned.