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Month: June 2017

The Value of ‘Thank You’

The Value of ‘Thank You’

Although you can’t assign a dollar value to a ‘thank you’ per se, keep in mind that these two little words go a long way. Whether you are receiving something old or something new, simply saying ‘thank you’ makes the giver feel appreciated and special. Not acknowledging, on the other hand, presents itself as an affirmation of entitlement and shows a lack of social graces. If you want to ensure that you are easily forgotten by the giver for any…

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Improve Your Self-Management Skills

Improve Your Self-Management Skills

A bird doesn’t question whether it should fly to move forward; it just flies. This is how the bird survives, a powerful instinct with which we are all born. Unlike the bird, sometimes we get in our own way. How can you get out of your way and control your destiny forward? Improve your self-management skills, those essential skills for thriving and progressing in your life. Learn to manage YOU in order to take responsibility for yourself and your life!…

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Refeather Your Empty Nest

Refeather Your Empty Nest

When my children were young, my mother shared some important wisdom with me. She said that when the kids would be all grown up and leave the house, I would experience a sense of loss and emptiness. I assured her that this would not be the case. Raising two children on my own, I assumed that when the time came for them to move out, it would be a welcomed break. As our busy lives marched on, I blended my…

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Work-Life Balance and Vacation

Work-Life Balance and Vacation

Summer is here once again and so are vacations–days off, long weekends, or a multiple-week haitus from going into the workplace. It’s called “vacation” for a reason. I notice that far too many colleagues remain accessible while they are purportedly on vacation. Having recently taken my first disconnect-from-all-things-work in a long time, I became aware of the pressure to remain available via technology, especially email. Technology, while eliminating reams of paperwork, is supposed to make life easier. Instead, technology has…

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