Grateful for what we have

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”-Theodore Roosevelt As a wife and parent for over 32 years, I’ve heard the phrase “what’s for dinner?” a lot. Followed shortly by my staring into the pantry or fridge, thinking “what IS for dinner?” And somehow, boiling this and broiling that, something edible comes…

Actively Listening

This is the concise definition of active listening. This is not a new ideal, it’s been around quite some time, but in this information overloaded world, it is becoming less frequently used. Active listening requires turning off TVs, cell phones, computers, tablets, etc. It means placing your focus on the one talking to HEAR what…

REST

In Genesis 1:1-2:2, we are given the story of God’s creation. The short version is this: God created the universe and all that is in it in 6 days, and on the 7th day he RESTED! If the God who created you took time to REST, what makes you think you don’t need REST? He…

Creating Excitement at Work

To stay excited about your work, sometimes we have to create the excitement. We can’t sit back and wait for it to just happen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFsFiDRwPqc). Even if you can only manage a smile and a “Good morning,” I challenge you to start the day with that. Say it to everyone as you cross their path…

Leadership

This week, I’m going to let Mark Murphy speak to the leaders. This article is mostly written to supervisors, but the content can apply to most situations where you have some leverage to improve conditions – at work, at home, in relationships, etc. It’s a short but insightful read. Enjoy! Fixing Employees’ Demotivators