Category: Professional Development
2022 Year in Review
Do you do an end-of-year review to evaluate how you did against your goals (if you set them)? I do, and I am sharing them with you as a means to be transparent, learn from what transpired, and make an action plan to continue improving in 2023. Without further ado, my 2022 year in review. […]
4 Unusual Things I’m Thankful For
The month of November in the United States is “National Gratitude Month“, and an opportunity ripe for people to rightfully declare the standard things that fill their hearts with gratitude: family, friends, shelter, love, pets, etc, etc. This is not that post. Instead, I will deviate from convention and hail some odd and vulnerable things […]
An Organizational Plan To Get Those Neglected Things Done
Do you ever wish you could get your organizational plan dialed in? Or use your time more effectively? I do. I think about it a lot, and I write about it a fair amount too. I devised this organizational plan to get those neglected things done. If you’d rather watch this content, view here: […]
How to take action when you are afraid
Let’s talk about how to take action when you are afraid. By that, I mean stalling on something you know you need to do but you are afraid to do it. Have you ever neglected to take action or make a decision based on your fear about what would happen if you did? It seems […]
3 Time Saving Productivity Hacks For Writers (and Anyone Else)
Writers, just like many professions, lose a lot of ground with unnecessary distractions. Here are three tips to help gain some back.
A “New and Improved” Way to Tackle the New Year
I’ve come to a realization about starting out the new year that has made a big difference for me, as an introvert. Read about it in less than 500 words!
Giving Thanks for Those Who Paved the Way for My Entrepreneurship (SummerTime Communications)
As a new business owner, I’m reflecting with thanksgiving on the professional contacts that have helped make my journey possible.
Mythbusters: The Self-Made Man (or Woman) – Examining the Claim & A More Humble Perspective
It is sometimes said of or by successful people that they are a “self-made man” (Or woman.) This, to me, seems to indicate that those who report them as such are of the belief that they achieved their mountaintop status all by themselves. That they alone are responsible for their outstanding accomplishments. I personally think […]
I’m Sorry, You Apologized for WHAT?? A Brief Look at Our Over-Apologizing Culture
Originally published 12/15/17. Updated 1/2/21. I can’t tell you how it started. I can tell you that once I noticed it, it was everywhere and impossible to ignore. The overuse of “I’m sorry.” I was formerly a power-user of the phrase, and I read an article a few years back exploring the folly of its […]
6 Tips to Make Cold Calling More Successful and Enjoyable
At the time of this writing, I am not sure which I naturally prefer: making cold calls or getting stabbed by my cat’s claws. The relative bliss of 20 simultaneous acute flesh wounds might top the list though. I’ll have to get back to you on that. Regardless of my preference, the cat-inflicted lacerations, unfortunately, […]