A lot of my clients are ashamed of being stuck in a rut at work. I’d like to absolve you from the guilt right now, by taking a closer look at how we get stuck. To do so, I shall compare your work rut to one of my other least favorite annoyances in life: the chafing that comes with long-distance running. It will be fun, I promise.
If the words “staying close to the bathroom” have made it into any of your “sick day” emails, you need this post. I’ve been there. Especially if you are a perfectionist, type A, overachiever; it’s agonizing to figure out how much detail to give your boss. If you ate at a new sushi place and […]
I’ve had clients describe the feeling of “golden handcuffs” due to a steady paycheck that’s served up with a hefty side of dread.
The big theme of this post is learning to be a jerk about your time, through time blocking. I don’t actually condone being a jerk. Part of the reason I started this blog was to dispel the whole “Nice guys finish last,” cliché. That said niceness is subjective, and if you read my blog, you […]
Every year I take a few days off around the holidays, and my brain uses every scrap of free time it gets to fill up with a thousand hopeful resolutions for the year to come. This is energizing and a little sad, since I have never, ever enjoyed a year of being like “Good job, […]
Thanks to Susan C. Freeman of Freeman Means Business for this guest post. We’ve all been to those parties where everyone breaks into small groups where they talk about politics, the weather, or even where the host’s wife got her nails done. It’s moments like these where you bolt to the restroom or look for a […]