Are YOU Your Own Worst Enemy?

I am my own worst enemy.   I am also the person who pushes me toward excellence.   I make me miserable some days with constant mental replays of my darkest moments.   I set (and achieve!) goals for things I did not think were possible.   I struggle...

Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) at Work

The word FOMO was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. The Fear of Missing Out is the uneasy feeling, sometimes escalating to an all-consuming fear, that your peers are doing something better than you, or that they have something you desperately want....

“Work Smarter!” you say? How annoying.

Work smarter…not harder. ~Allan H. Mogensen, the father of flowcharts, ca. 1930   For knowledge workers, “hard” work is often measured by time spent – an eight-hour day becoming a ten-hour one, for example.  Hard workers put in extra hours, check their work email...

10 Tips to Finish the Year Well

There’s nothing astronomically significant that happens at midnight on December 31st.  There’s no “New Year Comet” that flies through the sky.  If you really want to get astronomically geeky about it, a year is not really a year. There is a psychological significance,...