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Must-Have Tools for Working from Home

Believe it or not, the comfort of your work-from-home environment greatly impacts your productivity. This article will provide you with some additional tools to help you be more productive and comfortable during your work-from-home day.

The Only Rule You Need to Change Your Life

The Lost Pink Pearl It was a very warm Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend 2022. I just got in from a day of hiking and reading by the lake. Sun-scorched and starving, I emptied the dishwasher, preparing to cut up fresh vegetables that my brother and I had picked from my garden the evening … Continue reading The Only Rule You Need to Change Your Life

How to Improve Emotional Intelligence

Many leaders in organizations or partners in personal relationships claim to have emotional intelligence, and that may be true, however, putting it into consistent practice is often another story. So what does this mean for you exactly, and why is it important?

How to Become Agile

"Agile" isn't something you just wake up and do. It involves more than simply telling yourself, "I'm going to be 'agile' today." The truth is, most people—and organizations—don't truly understand what "being agile" really involves. In this article, we will define what agile actually is and how organizations can become agile.

15 Ways to Improve Business Communication

Here are some key differences between effective and ineffective communication, the factors that impact the communication process, some ways you can apply effective communication in your daily life, and also how to develop a communications plan, so you know just how to communicate and when.

How to Overcome Procrastination

As human beings, we procrastinate. Regardless of what degree of procrastination you suffer from, there are tried and true ways to overcome it. In this article, we will explore some tips for beating procrastination once and for all.

How to Use Wisdom in Everyday Life

We are so wrapped up in seeking to be better, skinnier, faster, smarter that we miss the value of self-development. You can read all the "self help" and personal development books in the world and apply what you learn, but one of the keys to a successful and rewarding life that is often overlooked is wisdom.

How to Conquer the Challenges of Working from Home

This article provides you with some additional tools and tips to help you be more productive during your work from home day, but also provide you with some guidance on setting healthy boundaries between your home and work life.

The Banana Bread Experiment

In 2021, everything changed. I won't bore you with the details of why or how, but the outcome was clear: I was starting to burn out. I was no longer happy with my work or my life. I started to fall out of my routine, meticulously built on healthy habits. I felt lost, unfocused, tired, … Continue reading The Banana Bread Experiment

How to Become a Better Project Manager

I've been a professional project manager for 15 years. I have worked in both the "corporate" world as well as an independent contractor and consultant. There are days where I love what I do. There are also days when I ask myself, WHY did I choose this profession? On the not-so-great days, I reflect on … Continue reading How to Become a Better Project Manager

11 Work From Home Habits That Are Actually Productive [UPDATED]

I'm not going to start off this blog talking about how horrible the pandemic has been. We were all there, we all know how horrible quarantine was, and we all know that times have changed. However, if working from home is a way of life now, here are some tips that can help (and that actually work).

4 Scientific Reasons Why Winter is Prettier in the Mountains

For us entrepreneurs, knowledge workers, and creative thinkers, living in the mountains can do wonders for mental health, creativity, and overall state of mind. I spent the winter of 2020-2021 in the state of Maine, and here is what I learned.

How to Be Creative [Updated]

Creativity is fundamentally the process of making connections between different parts of the brain. And believe it or not, this is a process that you can perfect with practice, patience, and time. Here are some tips for generating new ideas, solving problems, and how to be creative.