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Employees who still have a job with you are “mighty scared” for their economic future.
Health care costs in the form of higher premiums and deductibles are eating them up.
They might be in danger of losing their home.
Their savings are dwindling or gone.
The value of their dollars is diminishing.
Taxes are about to go up.
Social security benefits are being cut.
Credit card debts are out of control and credit is drying up.
In other words, the proverbial “s…” has hit the fan.
These assumptions likely apply to the people who
When was the last time someone pushed your emotional buttons? They knew exactly what to do or say to cut you to the core emotionally. Yes, I know we all have them. I refer to those “negative Nellie” folk as emotional button pushers. Quite frequently we find that we are related to those emotional downers. We try to brush it off as “it is just one of those days.” Murphy’s Law declares that what could go wrong, will go wrong. Parkinson’s law states that Murphy was an optimist. When one of those situations slaps your face and kicks your emotional
I am constantly confronted by seminar attendees with the notion that accounting is complicated. I tell them what I firmly believe, accounting is simple if made simple! I then proceed to make it simple and challenge attendees to agree as I expose the process to them. Most eventualy agree! I use a personal checking account in many instances to make the point of the simplicity of accounting. I enjoy training Non-Financial Professionals in the Foundation and Fundamentals of Accounting. It is my passion. I structure presentations to fit the attendees with lots of interactive exercises wit and wisdom. I am
Eminent leadership authority Warren Bennis once wrote that many leaders he had met had at one time in their lives been tested to their limits. Such experiences mold character and give the leader insight into self that is necessary to carry on.
This insight came to mind as I read Randall Stross’s perceptive piece in The New York Times on Steve Jobs’ exit from Apple in 1985 and his subsequent experience with the computer startup company, Next. The Next computer featured elegant design and powerful aspirations, but Stross (who wrote
Seriously, think about it. How many times have you questioned your self worth, after a comment was made about your services, skills, or knowledge of a topic. Repeatedly you would replay the event in your mind, again and again, wondering what you did wrong…or did someone not clearly understand you? This feeling of angst can simply eat at you. You will let it lie dormant for a while, but it can silently surface, again and again…and it will chisel at your self esteem…your self confidence. So what do you do about this? Continue to 2nd guess yourself? Probably for a
If you watched the Masters Golf Tournament, you watched a truly riveting game. Something that nobody would believe to describe a golf game! But it was the “rise and fall” of Rory Mcllroy, and also of Tiger Woods!
It seemed that Rory had this game locked up. Each and every hole he commanded the lead. And even towards the end of the game Tiger came “roaring” back and it was tie…for awhile. And then Rory simply watched his game his fall apart. One bad shot, led to another….and another. In many sports, one can make amends after a few mistakes.
I have been motivating and educating people on exercise and fitness for almost twenty years. I enjoy teaching people the truth concerning how their body works—either for or against them—depending on how they exercise.
I believe it’s best to first exercise your mind before you exercise your body. Comedian Emo Phillips once said, “I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.” Very funny! But seriously, it is your brain that tells you what to do. So if you expect your brain to instruct you accurately,