For the company I work for, there are several job postings each week and often HR will urge current employees to refer friends. I can't help but think of Dan when he says, "How hard can it be?" The…Continue
Recently, I finished the book "Billion Dollar Painter" which is a biography of Thomas Kinkade, the artist. I knew who Thomas Kinkade was but I was never a collector of any of his art. When I picked up the book, I was interested in reading about what it took to achieve his success. I had heard he had died a while back but I didn't know the full story.
So reading this biography, written by one of Thom's friends, was an eye opener. Thomas Kinkade was a man of faith and someone who wanted…Continue
In many of my working experiences I have noticed that people will come into work as early as allowed. Here is why I think it is a bad idea to arrive too early for work.
The tone of our day is set in the beginning minutes and hours. We show ourselves and others what is important by what we choose to do with the most precious part of our day. If we go into work at 7 AM before we do anything else, except showering and dressing, we are saying career and work is the the most important…Continue
As we enter January, it maybe tempting to tell yourself there is nothing to do. After all, it is a cold, long month, it is dark outside, and the holidays are over. However, now can be the time to lay a solid foundation for the coming year.
1. Give blood. What a great way to start the year! Giving the gift of life feels good to do and it gets your eyes off yourself and onto others.
2. Print out your passwords. We all have too many logins and passwords to keep track of. Some your…Continue
It surprises me when people talk of buying lottery tickets. They talk about winning it big and never having to work again. For me, the lottery has little appeal and here is why. Gambling has to do with luck and chance is not something that can be much controlled. I would rather be in a place where I can work for a more favorable outcome. Gambling also requires someone else to lose. In most cases, a whole lot of people need to lose. I don't want to take money away from people without…Continue