Putting the ‘FU’ Back in Fun

The idea that happiness really is all around us is an accurate one. Whether we choose to see – and act – upon that happiness is another thing.

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Opportunities for fun are endless Our daily grind can really wreak havoc on that little three-little “F” word. Yes, I’m talking about “fun!” We may not all be Tom Hanks in the movie Big, but that doesn’t mean we can’t seek out and recognize joy whenever, however and wherever we can. Happiness isn’t just found […]

What You Do with that ‘Body’ Really Counts

The handshake doesn’t come natural to some and can even warrant some practice. Believe it or not, there is a lot to consider for such a small, widely accepted gesture. You want to shake firmly without hurting someone. You want to be especially cautious if your size or strength seems to outmatch the other party’s. You want to be gentler if someone is wearing a lot of jewelry or a large ring, as squeezing their hand shut can cause discomfort.

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We all know that actions speak louder than words. While every sales position involves a good amount of words, it is indeed true that our body’s movements and mannerisms can have a profound effect on our sales pitch, the type of demeanor we give off, and, ultimately, whether we’re perceived as trustworthy, knowledgeable and confident. […]

Achieve Peace, Mindfulness Without Meditation

Add some Zen to your personal space, both at home and in the office. If zen for you involves traditional items like a small Buddha statue, desktop Zen garden or Bonzai tree, great.

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Silence does not automatically equal success Peace comes in many forms Removing the negative can be just as valuable as adding the positive The benefits of meditation are lauded and proven. No one is arguing that whether it’s a few quiet moments in the morning, a peaceful, solo run at lunch or a full-out, 20-minute […]

Take a Vacation from Coasting

Summer break isn’t a great excuse for missing goals, neglecting to return correspondence or failing to line up prospects once your actual vacation ends.

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It’s summer. Unofficially, anyway, but we all know that Memorial Day tends to usher in thoughts of long weekends, visions of oceanic horizons and feelings of the sand between our toes. Those are just a few of the beauties displayed by this wonderful season. And don’t get me wrong, I want you to enjoy it. […]

Keeping the ‘Summer Diet’ All Year Round

That jaunt to the farmer’s market might provide a little fresh air, exercise and boost of nutrition, but I bet we can do even better. Take full advantage of this weather (where and when permitting) and walk or bike to work.

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Memorial Day crept up on you, didn’t it? It crept up on me, too, and, likely, millions of other Americans. A three-day weekend can be a very pleasant surprise to many – and the summer season is almost always met with excitement, vacations and fun. That is, unless you don’t feel fully prepared for it. […]