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 More
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 More
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 More
What are you tolerating? A toleration is something that’s bugging you but doesn’t have dramatic consequences if you don’t handle it.
Recently my computer mouse stopped scrolling up. 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 More
“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.Read More