WHEN THE GAME IS OVER, there's a winner and a loser. It's final. You'll never see a Super Bowl or World Series end in a tie. That's not going to happen. Somebody has to win and somebody has to lose. That's fine for televised sports, but how about life in general? If you don't follow through on your New Year's resolution, does that make you a failure? If you … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to a Fresh Start and Better Plan
Do you know anyone who has a tough time sticking with a diet plan, keeps promising to get back to the gym (but seldom does), and generally isn't feeling too energetic, strong, or motivated? Does that person also sit at a desk in front of a computer most of the day? You just described millions of people in the USA alone. I'm one of them. A CareerBuilder survey in the … [Read more...] about How to Know What You Should Do
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY is the biggest time-wasting activity in your daily life? Some say it's spending too much time on social media, some point to a fascination with news headlines, others say they're too busy to waste any time whatsoever. Time is too precious to waste. I agree. Allow me to tell you a brief (true) story, then the conclusion I've drawn from it. How the … [Read more...] about The Biggest Time Waster of All
THE VISION WAS CLEAR at first: technology would help us boost productivity, but reduce the demand on human hours. In the 1960s, students learned their generation would enjoy four-day, 30-hour work weeks. Yes, we'd all soon be getting a long weekend every weekend ... thanks to mechanization and computer technology. What happened? The tools they said would free us ... now … [Read more...] about The Most Dangerous Thing Your Computer Does
SOME DENY the situation exists. "It's all good." Nothing needs to change. -- they may get angry quickly, blame others, and live in denial. Others acknowledge the need for action, but are going to deal with it "tomorrow." -- they often try to put on a happy face, but suspect they're in trouble. Then, there are those who admit the need. They try and try again to "fix … [Read more...] about The Most Important Choice You’ll Ever Make
IF ANYONE HAD plenty of reasons to live ... it was Brian. A beautiful wife, great job, son of one of the wealthiest men on the planet ... Brian had it made. I clocked in early and left late, trying to earn another little raise at my copywriting job. Brian rented an RV and toured the West with his family. I needed a reason to leave my desk and go run an errand ... and … [Read more...] about What Happened to Brian?