This IG post was so perplexing I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it.
It was a post about paying the price of lost popularity. The poster said some heinous stuff years back and it’s come back to haunt her. It was quite bad, so she lost a lot of deals, and her brand has suffered measurably. It’s an ugly situation.
She describes the rough time she’s having since her horrific comments resurfaced. She’s feeling very alone and can’t get off the couch. She’s tired of being silent but knows whatever she says will incite the trolls.
You have a horrible client from hell who is not only unreasonably demanding, but rude and dismissive as well. Your boss, believing that this client’s business is very important, does nothing.
If it was your company you’d fire the client, but it’s not your company.
You know from past experience that your boss will never do anything to help the situation. Sure, once in a while she tells you she knows how awful it is, but the situation never changes. …
It’s human nature to compare ourselves to other people. It’s not the comparing that’s the problem. It’s the decision that when comparing you always come out as less-than.
Here are a few other things to consider:
Just like resumes put candidates in the best possible light, companies can try to do the same to attract the best talent.
But now you’re on board and have a bad feeling about what you’ve gotten yourself into. Here are indications that your company culture is toxic.
It easier than you may think for an introvert to appear, or be, charismatic.
These three ideas take little effort and make a big impact.
People can be a bit unhinged.
It may be a character flaw, but reading the comment sections of online articles — particularly the belligerent posts — is fun. I’m entertained reading the very strong opinions of people who’d be truly awful dinner companions.
Recently I read a piece by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. “The Day You Became a Better Writer,” was a short article with some useful tips. Though you wouldn’t get that impression if you read only the comments. You’d think Scott was a dolt and a bad writer, too.
Whole bunch of people firing off how…
The more quickly you go about your workday, the less likely you’re bringing your “A” game.
We all have habitual ways of thinking. Unfortunately, our less helpful ways of thinking (our biases) are more habitual than our more helpful ways of thinking (our assets).
When you’re racing through your day you’re more likely to be tapping into your habitual, unhelpful ways of thinking. You’ll recognize biases because they inspire disappointment, aggression, frustration, anger, victim-hood, apathy, avoidance, etc.
In two simple steps you can move away from those states of mind to a more useful and helpful way of…
Here’s what’s wrong with this old “pearl of wisdom.”
“There’s no ‘I’ in team,” infers that everybody on the team should always put themselves below the needs and goals of the team. Whatever it takes to make the team successful is what everyone should do. Individuals only matter to the point that they serve the team.
What a load.
Quality people want to contribute. They want to succeed. They want to be valued and respected. To do that they’ll lay out their best thinking, effort and commitment — if you treat them right.
Not treating them right is expecting them…
As a business grows, owners often struggle with delegating to their team tasks and projects they used to handle themselves.
My intention is to write and publish every day. During late March and April I successfully did that by completing Ship 30 for 30, on online writing cohort. The commitment made, routine established, and workflow executed, I was finally over the publishing hump. Except I wasn’t.
Here are four lessons I took away from the rise, and the fall.
Once the streak ends you may be vulnerable.
During the 30 days there was NO way I was going to miss one day of publishing. No matter how close to midnight it got, or how impossible it was to come up…