As I have done for the last several years, instead of coming up with a soon-to-be-abandoned New Years Resolution, I choose three words to guide thoughts and activities for the year. This method was inspired by Chris Brogan and it’s been so useful and effective I’ve kept it up. Consider giving it a try if you, like most of us, never seem to see resolutions through to real change.Read the Post→
People can be unbearably annoying. For the most part, people are kind and considerate. I truly believe that. But in small part people are selfish, myopic, me-first, boors. The sobering insight about that is how little it takes to give that impression.Read the Post→
This has happened twice recently and so many times in the past that I’m going to rant here for a minute. There’s a point, I promise.
I attend several networking events a month and most of them include an educational segment with a featured speaker.
At two recent events I was the victim of the Sidebar Conversation. This is a conversation an attendee starts with his or her “neighbor” – during the presentation. It may be about the topic, but it’s still a conversation while the speaker is speaking. And it’s rude.Read the Post→
What are you tolerating?
A toleration refers to something that’s bugging you but doesn’t have dramatic consequences if you don’t handle it.
Recently my computer mouse stopped scrolling up. It would work for one scroll but then I’d have to use the arrow keys or the bar on the side to scroll up any further. I tried cleaning the dust out of the mouse but it didn’t help so I just dealt with it for a couple of weeks.Read the Post→
“Welp. That’s just the way I am.”
That’s the reasoning you may get when someone hurts, offends, falls short of expectations, etc. You’re left angry, disappointed, frustrated, hurt or having to clean up a mess.
Here’s why it’s a loser excuse.
If a guy was aware he regularly had gas that cleared the room or a woman knew her breath often caused people to flinch, what are they chances a normal person would do nothing about it?Read the Post→