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Funny Story With a Key…

As a high school co-op student, my cousin Janis worked an office job at a large manufacturing plant. One day her boss asked her to get on the intercom and summon one of her fellow employees—a man she didn’t know.…

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9 Tips to Break Free From…

Did you see my earlier Pep Talk, 9 Reasons Not to Be a People-Pleaser? Boy, did I get a lot of "amens" on that one. If you missed it, I invite you to click on the link in this paragraph. For now, let's talk about how to…

Lessons in How to Have…

Show me a workplace that hasn't had drama, and I'll show you a consultant who doesn't want to change your logo. But as I learned years ago from the birthday incident, drama doesn't have to have the last word. And it…

"We're Never Going to Do…

When you step outside your normal routine, there's no telling what might happen. And as I learned last weekend on a rare trip to Newark/New York City, that's sort of the point. It started back in February, surfing the…

Self-Care is Oxygen—A…

You probably haven't met too many professionals whose performance suffered because they placed top priority on their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Yet you may have known, as I have, countless…

"Gratitude Is Her Default…

Hearing from you, my reader, is one of the perks of writing Monday-Morning Pep Talk. After writing How One Minute Can Make All the Difference, a reader named Tommy J. gave me permission to share the following:…

Motivation’s True Test

At the risk of oversharing, I have never been all that big on diets. And for better or worse, I have never been all that big. Maybe that's why it jarred me when I stepped on the scale last year and saw that big number.…