Jan 25, 2016
From Keeping It Human, How to Humanize Social Media, “Mindfulness is the Human Operating System.”
Being Human in Social Media and Content Marketing Means Being Mindful
That PITA. You know it when you experience it. It’s that ‘pain in the ass’ person that destroys value with every communication he or she makes. You’re busy. So, you avoid the call, email, website, everything. You stall getting back to the person because the time to do so is valuable time wasted.
What happens when, God
Jan 22, 2016
This is pretty much the look I get from men (and some women) when I talk about my pro bono passion, Women To Be (feminine hygiene kits for Nepal refugee camps). Just the other morning, when I was doing the “need pitch” to a group, the men were (for the most part) freaking out. They weren’t screaming out loud, but I saw the “EEK!” thought bubbles.
Jan 20, 2016
Yup. It’s still January 2016. Still time to work on your personal success and happiness projects for the year.
Yesterday, in the Trusted Advisors meeting, we talked about setting realistic goals. My wise, big brain colleague who was leading the discussion helped us focus on what we really want in 2016.
Which led to the “why” of what we’re doing. We were all scribbling away on old-fashioned paper (which is how I get my synapses going anyway, on any project.)
Here’s a reality check
Jan 18, 2016
Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. —Adam Grant, NYT 01/16/16.
I have no trouble procrastinating. Unlike Mr. Grant, I have a natural talent for it. Of course, there are different forms of procrastination; I prefer to think of mine as productive.
We think of procrastination as a curse. Over 80 percent of college students are plagued by procrastination, requiring epic all-nighters to finish papers and prepare for tests. Roughly 20 percent of adults report being chronic procrastinators. We can
Jan 12, 2016
Consider the ballpoint pen. John J. Loud patented a “rolling-pointed fountain marker” on October 30, 1888. Over the next 30 years, 350 similar patents were issued by the U.S. Patent Office. But none of these products appeared on the market. The idea was fine—they just couldn’t get the ink right. If it was too thin, the pen leaked. Too thick, the pen clogged. Eventually two French brothers solved the problem and licensed their patents, in 1950, to a Frenchman named Bich. He then took
Jan 05, 2016
I’m a big believer in the harder you work, the better your luck (as Thomas Jefferson pointed out.) There are, of course, cases of pure stupid, “standing in the right place” luck (emphasis on the “stupid”) - reality “stars,” teen singing sensations, etc.
But, here’s the downer - working hard doesn’t guarantee success. You’ve got to have some spark…and some serendipity.
Alas and alack, serendipity doesn’t come in a nice little “No risk guarantee!” package to your doorstep.
You’ve got to
Dec 14, 2015
At a meeting this a.m. I thought my colleague was going to lay his head on the table (literally)—seems like everything in his office was going off the rails (and it wasn’t even 10 a.m. yet). Yup. going to be Monday all day long.
And, sure, some Mondays can be a real slog…as can any other day of the week. (Some of the worst days of my life have been on weekends.) But they’re seldom truly tragic. Massively annoying, frustrating, inconvenient…but not truly life or death. (And if someone is
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