5 Ways to Be More Productive in the Morning

I wake up to music.  My husband prefers the sound of crashing waves.  My son likes woodland noises.  My daughter needs someone yelling up the stairs as her buzzer sounds.  To each their own, but how a morning begins is a personal choice.   What is not a choice...

Goal Setting Interview with Dr. Gratias

At the beginning of the year, I sat down for an interview on goal setting with Brandon Lewis, Founder and Mentor-in-Chief at The Academy for Professional Painting Contractors and publisher of Painters Weekly, a magazine for painting contractors.   Dust off your...

7 Tips to Help You Leave Work at Work

It comes down to one word:  accessibility.   In the 1970s, open door policies were popular as a way to encourage communication between management and employees.  Better relations with unions resulted from increased accessibility of managers.  Thus, “my door is...