Be Thankful for Your Job – and a Breath of Hope for November

Hello readers! I don’t know about you, but it’s kind of hard to believe we are almost into the holiday season in the US (already are if you count Halloween.) I don’t like to rush holidays and resist anything much about Christmas until after Thanksgiving—which brings me to a good spot to tell you about …

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It’s Okay: A Powerful Word that Helps You Stay Honest … but that You Must Handle with Care

It’s the simplest of words, made up of two letters (or four, depending on the style you use, so we’ll use both in this post.) But it’s also a powerful one, for many reasons, particularly because of its versatility.  And because of that, it must be handled with care. It’s the word OK. OK is …

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Work Wisdom: A Slide Show You Can Play at Work

Time for a replay!  Here is a slide show I shared more than a year ago and I think it’s time to give it to you again! Enjoy this random collection of tips and thoughts to encourage you to excel and exhale at work!  Click on the video to watch a slide show, or read …

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October Freebies – Happy Birthday to the FFF Page

Autumn is a very pleasant time in many areas. People are enjoying cooler temperatures, football games, the routines of school, and more. October is also a good time to tweak processes in our own lives to mitigate stress and interruption.  I recently wrote a post, Making Notifications Work for You, in which I shared suggestions …

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Reply to … You: How to Make Your Emails More Respondable

Did they ever receive my email? Have you ever asked yourself that? Some people never seem to look at their email. It becomes a black hole.  (Someone close to me who shall remain nameless is one of those people.) While you may resign yourself to accepting that a person isn’t responsive by email, it can …

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Welcome to September, the Second New Year (and a Tip from Turbo)

Hi all! September (and even mid-to-late August) tends to have a “new year” feel, generally because, for many, it’s the start of a new school year. I’m long past being part of the new school year rush now, but I still feel the energy of the start of new semesters and see the first day …

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A Full Voice Mail Box May Mean Lost Business

Have you ever called a business and received the recording, “The recipient’s voice mailbox is full”? Uh oh. That’s bad news for a business or organization that is trying to have a relationship with customers or potential clients. A full mailbox is a “barrier to entry” for your customers, and it’s a competitive world. If …

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