How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

For many of us, meeting new people, whether socially or professionally, can be awkward.  And so many times we gravitate, especially in professional settings, to the dreaded “What do you do?” first question.  While it’s easy and safe and gives us some insight as to the type of person we have just met, it’s boring and predictable.  And let’s face it, none of us wants … Continue reading How to avoid being predictable when meeting someone new

10 things likable people DON’T do

As we end the year, some of us take the time to self-reflect and identify things we want to work on in the New Year.  If you are identifying possible New Year’s resolutions, here are 10 items to ponder. Likable people: They don’t blame… others for their problems. They don’t control… because all you can control is you. They don’t try to impress… just because … Continue reading 10 things likable people DON’T do

Offices are still empty

Are you still working from home offices?  It seems you are not alone.  As of mid-November, only 25% of people had returned to their offices.  While this is higher than the lowest point in April of less than 15%, it is down slightly from October, which reported 27% occupancy. This decline in office use is also impacting the residential market of many of the big … Continue reading Offices are still empty

Dating in a pandemic world

For many, finding love during a pandemic has been very difficult.  But if you did find someone, it may have helped to bring you and your partner closer more quickly.  Not since the advent of online dating has one single event impacted the dating world as much as the pandemic.  In a study of 2,000 Americans 63% surveyed feel dating will forever be altered.  This … Continue reading Dating in a pandemic world

Making the most of your weekends

Struggling to know what day it is?  Feel like all your days are bleeding together?  Are your weekends no longer the treasured jewel of the week?  Learn what you can do to make your weekends something you look forward to again! Working and schooling from home is causing day bleed.  You know…what day is it?  And when you are home seven days a week, weekends … Continue reading Making the most of your weekends

The negative effects of constant positive feelings

We all know the people that always try and put a positive spin on yours or another’s negative feelings.  Do statements like “it’s not that bad” or “at least you didn’t experience…” sound familiar?  It turns out never giving light to your negative feelings may not be so positive after all. Toxic positivity.  Ever heard of it?  We hadn’t either.  But after reading about it … Continue reading The negative effects of constant positive feelings

Making the best of the rest of 2020

2020 has been challenging. For many, we are grateful to near the end. But there is still time to make the most of this year and experience personal growth. To say this year has been filled with challenges and anxiety would be a massive understatement!  But 2020 doesn’t have to be a total wash.  As we roll into the last quarter of the year, there … Continue reading Making the best of the rest of 2020

Remote workers growing tired of remote working?

For years, working from home was considered a job perk many people wanted from their employers.  Now, after being home for so long, many remote workers are eager to get back into the office.  What’s behind this change in attitude? Yep.  It’s true.  We always want what we can’t have.  For a while, working from home was what many office workers dreamed of.  But it … Continue reading Remote workers growing tired of remote working?

Five Forms of body language confident people NEVER do

Body language is the unspoken word that lets others around us know how we are really feeling.  Want to appear more confident?  Learn the five forms of body language confident people never do. When it comes to communication, we’ve all heard that body language conveys more than the spoken word.  In fact, 93% of communication is non-verbal of which 55% is based on body language.  … Continue reading Five Forms of body language confident people NEVER do

Want to improve performance? Ask for advice, not feedback

Is the best way to improve performance by asking for feedback?  Or are those providing “constructive feedback” just being kind and not sharing their real opinions.  Try asking for their advice instead. When we have just completed a major task and want to improve our performance, we often ask others for feedback.  But studies show that when people provide feedback, they are very vague and … Continue reading Want to improve performance? Ask for advice, not feedback