Cut Down on Stress and Be More Productive

As I mentioned in my last article, happy people are 31% more productive, have 37% higher sales and are 300% more creative than their less satisfied counterparts, as shown by Sonja Luybomirsky, a leading researcher. Obviously, happiness is…

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is so fundamental to the American psyche that it is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, one of three inalienable rights that the government is designed to protect. The Founding Fathers were on to…

Clients and Friends

In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Harry asserts that men and women can’t be friends because “the sex part always gets in the way.”   One could say the same about being friends with clients, not because of sex, but because the business part…

Are You Lost In Transition? Three Stages

Understanding where you are in the transition process and knowing the three stages can successfully help you navigate through it. We're marked by transitions, from the innocuous to ground-shaking game changers. Although some are…

Questions That Matter

The other day, I drove home from the supermarket so deeply lost in thought that I don’t remember the trip. Has this ever happened to you? If you’ve been driving for a while, and the trip to the supermarket is a routine occurrence, I am…

The Power of Transformation

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  -- Confucius Every Sunday night at 9 pm EDT I host A Climb to the Top: Stories of Transformation on New York’s Talk Radio 77WABC. The show features individuals from…

A System That Works

As a 10-year-old in the 1970s, my husband built television sets from used parts. He taught himself how to do this by taking apart dozens of TVs and analyzing how the pieces fit together to create a functional whole. He rarely watched. …

The Soul of Your Business

“Every company has a soul. Every company has a distinct set of values that colors its priorities and behaviors. Companies believe in different things to different degrees, including innovation, value, quality, freedom, choice, price, and so…

3 Reasons Why Every Moment Matters

What your prospects, clients and employees are thinking in key moments when you aren’'t paying attention. Imagine this: You’'re in a hurry. You’'ve got to go to the bank, the post office, and the printer and be back in the office…

8 Signs of Employee Depression

Understanding your employee's symptoms of depression is vital to your business productivity and their health The holidays are a complicated time of year for any business. The workplace can be filled with merriment and good will…

Videoconferencing: An Ingenious Way To Network

A current theme bears repeating: After social distancing, we will emerge into a world where the rules of the game have changed. Thriving in this “new normal” will require refining tried-and-true skills, and developing new techniques for a…

Master of the Obvious? Why, Yes!

MOO stands for Master Of The Obvious. My husband John is an accomplished engineer with several patents to his name. From the first days of our relationship, we’ve enjoyed cooking together and exploring flavorful dishes from…

Ingenious Hacks for a Sharper Mind

Nine things I do daily or weekly to keep myself sharp and engaged. My time in quarantine is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, each day repeating itself in an endless loop. Same environment. Same people. Same food. Same view…

What Professional Recruiters Can Do For You

What Professional Recruiters Can Do For You I speak from experience when I say that there is nothing more important to a company than its employees and that Professional Recruiters can be essential to finding the most qualified candidates.…

Confused About Health Coverage? Join the Club.

Confused About Health Coverage? Join the Club. Let’s face it, when it comes to health insurance, even the smartest, most educated entrepreneurs struggle to keep up with the constant changes. As if things weren’t hard enough we are…

Job Seekers Are People Too!

Job Seekers Are People Too! I’m not a movie star or an internationally known musician, but I do receive hate mail. Well, maybe I shouldn’t go so far as “hate,” but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve opened a message or an email…

Crayons and Conference Calls

Crayons and Conference Calls Suddenly, 80% of the country is under stay-at-home orders thanks to COVID-19. For those of us fortunate enough to still be employed, many have never worked from home. And it's a different skillset. As a mom…

Achieving Success Means No Excuses

Blaming other people or other things for ones shortcomings will lead an individual to stagnation both personally and professionally. Turning the focus back on oneself will get the energy moving in the right direction.

Small Business Absent With Leave

 The best defense is to have the right policy in place here are four tips to help avoid minefields. It’s rarely easy for a small business to work around the loss of an employee who’s out on a leave of absence. But you may have to…

4 Tactics To Turn Around Employee Negativity

Be open to hearing what your employees have to say, even when how they are saying it is not easy to hear. Be prepared to demonstrate to your employees your openness to working with them to find solutions. Here are four tactics to address…

Interviewing for Authenticity

Part 2 in the New Year, New Hires series. Part 1 is entitled Kick Off The New Decade With A New Hire: A Refresher Course On Hiring Happy new year and new decade to all! As promised, I am sharing the second part in the…

Don’t Be Boring!

While we can’t expect our business lives (or any other aspect of our human experience, for that matter) to be boredom-free, we can be more engaging and engaged. 

Changing Lanes To a New Career In Life

Career changes are not easy, otherwise everyone would be an entrepreneur. Sometimes in life we realize that we are stuck or stagnant and are not living our passion or achieving our desires. If you have a clear sense what you…

Hiring Better Fitting Employees

Hiring an employee is knowing what you are looking for and how to find it in an applicant. Considering hiring a new employee? Despite what we see in the movies, meeting an interesting stranger, hitting it off after a few

Sink or Swim

There’s no better teacher or motivator than being immersed in a situation where you need to quickly adapt. We’ve all heard the phrase as it relates to being thrown into the proverbial “deep end” in any number of scenarios…

Who are Your Influencers?

Your influencers affect your success. Stop and recognize who or what they are, and understand the role they play in your life. Looking at things differently and taking small steps each day is how to best make changes that take hold. At the…

The Art of Hiring for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Making the Right Hiring Choices Breathing is something we do unconsciously. We just breathe. And it happens automatically. But I have recently discovered the magic of conscious breathing and how important it is

3 Steps to Confidence Winning Confidence

If every one of your clients understood these three things about you – you would win their confidence and business every time. Lot’s of columnists write about confidence – how to get it, how to know if you have it, how to keep it…

Communications Lessons from the Broadcasters

Speaking with punctuation and getting your audience to care has three key considerations.   There’s a fascinating article that was written by Andrew Jacobs years ago for the New York Times entitled, “Novice Newscasters Get Voice Therapy.”…

4 Questions For Perspective and Balance

Many surveys report the constant access to technology and the pressure to respond to and monitor it can be stressful. If you've gotten into the habit of prioritizing work over health or family, it's easy to remain in this mode. Balance…

4 Steps to Manage a Difficult Encounter

How to diffuse a difficult encounter in situations involving difficult people At some point, everyone will run into a difficult encounter with difficult people. However, by using several key techniques, you can help understand…

Employees Are Your Most Valuable Assets

Creating a solid fringe benefit program for your employees will build value for them and for your small business. As they say, it’s the little things that matter If your employees are your bread and butter, don’t skimp on

Common Courtesy is Not Always Common

6 Ways to Demonstrate Kindness in Business On LinkedIn a few weeks ago, the post by a recent graduate stood out. She was lamenting that despite being contacted by numerous headhunters and managers regarding openings, she had…

The Best Salesperson I Ever Met

What differentiates a good salesperson from a great one? Six Traits! Last week, I got a call from a recruiter looking for a sales representative for a cloud company.  I get those kinds of calls all the time, but this was…

The Art of the Work-Life Balancing Act

Finding perspective and balance for your 24/7 and 4 questions. Wake up. Go to work. Rush out. Head to class. Go home. Do homework. Sleep. Repeat. This is what my schedule looked like for three years while I was completing

How to Keep Your Best Employees

It can be difficult for Hispanic small businesses to retain top talent; however, it’s not impossible. In this article, you can learn the main reasons employees leave and how to prevent turnover of your best performers. Losing a…

The Body Speaks Before the Mouth Opens

The fact is, how you present yourself visually will affect your audience and their ability to really “hear” you. So, go ahead and take a look in that mirror...and SEE what you’re saying when you’re VERBALLY not saying anything at all. 

10 Steps Toward Choosing Mental Resilience

Resilience can help you bounce back from misfortune or unexpected change People can—and should—learn to be resilient. It allows them to gain perspective on experiences that might otherwise be seen as soul sucking—and in the

Confidence is Key to Getting Hired

Getting hired requires confidence that often trumps skills when it comes to the intangible connection between interviewer and interviewee. The key to getting hired is not always about possessing ‘required’ skills. More importantly  

Your Health ROI Effects Your Bottom Line

 Entrepreneur alert: over the top success is not equal to the value of one’s health, it's our only true “non-negotiable”asset “Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness”

5 Strategies for Motivating Employees

Valuing your employees will help build your business   What motivates people?  As a business owner or leader it is imperative that you understand what motivates people because without people your business could not succeed.

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