"Why hasn't this promotion happened for me, yet? What am I not doing?" These are questions that have haunted many of us, myself included. Our careers are often how we define ourselves. Many of us spend more time at work than with our families. Then we go home and spend a great deal of our energy … Continue reading Want a Promotion? Here are Three Things You Should NOT Do.
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It was one of the worst days I'd had at work to date. Everything had gone wrong. At the time I was managing the logistics of a well known retailer and every other day started with a truck delivery of over 2,000 individual boxes. To successfully manage the unloading of a fifty five foot long … Continue reading Engage Your Core
It was a dumpster fire. To be successful at my job, you needed the ability to step away and trust those with whom you work to run and manage the process and team. If not, all hell breaks loose. In a matter of two hours what had started from a harmonious blend of serving customers, … Continue reading Five Tips for Handling Conflict at Work
Not long ago it dawned on me that for most of my life I have basically wandered aimlessly hoping my dreams would just come true. Meaning, I legitimately walked around like some Disney princess (often singing) hoping for the best case scenario to occur because - let's be honest most of their lives just "worked … Continue reading Three Mistakes We Make with Goal Setting and Ideas on How to Fix Them
So, per usual, I fell off the map when I started "doing something new" - i.e. this blog. My attention span truly is something on which I need to work. I apologize for not keeping current - not that anyone is actually reading this, but hey. Why not? Actually, I think my mom reads this … Continue reading Time to Transition to a New Approach….and Stop Using “in New York City” in the Titles of My Posts…..
I’m a Texas boy - born and raised. In my 31 years in that great state I saw many weather events. I lived in tornado alley, experienced floods and hurricanes in Houston, and weathered an ice storm or two. Never have I lived in a place where snow was not only something that happened, but … Continue reading Winter Wonderland or an Obstacle Course in New York City?
Most, if not all, of us remember a moment in adolescence - a moment filled with fear, panic, shame and despair when we faced a math test or - even worse - being sent up to the blackboard to solve a math problem in front of the class. THE WHOLE FREAKING CLASS. Those sadistic and … Continue reading A Math Lesson in New York City
I don't know why I feel compelled to have New York City in the title of each blog, but whatevs. I have 3 or 4 drafts of things that I've been writing over the past week or so. For lack of a better description, I'm a bit scattered in my thoughts at the moment - most … Continue reading Confessions of a Control Freak …that lives in New York City
If you know me. You know I love to eat. Love. As a former fat kid, I am an expert on consuming foods of all varieties. I remember growing up our weekly ritual of going to the grocery store , 'Super 1 Foods.' It was a warehouse of joy and fun for me. All of … Continue reading A Different Taste of Comfort Food Thanks to New York City