During this shutdown, I've rediscovered an old love, one that I call my quarantine hobby. It's the love of books. I don't get paid to read books for a living. I've written one, but it's not topping the charts to allow me to quit my day job. My day job is serving as the director … Continue reading Quarantine Hobby
When it floods, will you be ready? It's been an unusually wet rainy season in my neck of the woods that sent nearby rivers and creeks out of their banks. For some reason, the builders of several subdivisions like the one pictured here developed neighborhoods near the flood-prone Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi. Go figure. … Continue reading When It Floods
Your success in life can be found in your daily routine. People who succeed do certain positive things every day. Conversely, people who fail do certain things every day also. A friend posted this graphic to Facebook recently, listing out the daily traits and attitudes of successful and unsuccessful people. Let's look at them for … Continue reading Your Daily Routine
Happy New Year, 2020! I glanced today and realized I haven't blogged in over a month. Oh, the horrors of it all. But here's what I have done in the last month. I wrote 33,000 words on the rough draft of a new book. What is your plan for the new year. What goals would … Continue reading Happy New Year
Would you leave your wallet lying around the office? I didn't think so. It would be stupid to invite others to steal your cash, credit cards and personal identification. Yet, there is a commodity much more valuable than than money that we too often allow others to casually steal on a daily basis. Our time. … Continue reading Do You Let Others Steal Your Time?
Photo by Chantal Garnier on Unsplash We have too many interruptions at work. I read recently where the average person experiences seven interruptions at work every hour, with the average interruption taking five minutes. If that math holds up, that means we spend 35 minutes out of each hour dealing with interruptions. That's not a … Continue reading Workplace Efficiency
At first glance, I noticed the picture of the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover on the wall. On second glance, I noticed the picture of Booker T. and the M.G.'s McLemore Avenue album cover hanging below. Both pictures hang on the wall and Steve's Deli in downtown Jackson, MS. Steve's serves a tasty lunch with … Continue reading Who Do You Imitate?
The bossy co-worker who gets things done; the life-of-the-party co-worker who doubles as the office gossip columnist; the go-by-the-rules co-worker who insists on playing by the book; the best-friend co-worker who is steady and easy-going. What type of person are you at work? Since the days of Hippocrates, smart folks have recognized four basic personality … Continue reading What Type of Person Are You at Work?
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the power of mind-mapping. If you are like me and struggle with organization, mind-mapping is a great way to get a hodge-podge of thoughts onto a board where you can turn them into something beautiful. (If your life is expertly organized into properly located and named … Continue reading The Power of Mind-Mapping
This restaurant sign humorously points to the fact that people are different. While there are general personality types, no two people are wired exactly the same. In short, people are different. As an old teacher of mine once said, "it would therefore behoove us" to figure out our own human nature. I'm willing to bet … Continue reading People Are Different