Making Christmas A Celebration Not An Obligation: The essentials for reducing holiday stress

If the advertisements, TV specials, and store decorations aren’t enough of an indication – the holidays are here! And so begins the preparation and the stress that often accompanies this season. I have never decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving and only once did I give in to Black Friday shopping (and believe me, that was … Continue reading Making Christmas A Celebration Not An Obligation: The essentials for reducing holiday stress

Destination Addiction: Always Striving, Never Arriving

Destination Addiction is a real threat to our society. No, it's not the constant wanderlust of the seasoned traveler, though that is one form it may take. In actuality, the definition is far broader and far more relatable than you might imagine. Destination Addiction is the belief that happiness can be found only in a … Continue reading Destination Addiction: Always Striving, Never Arriving

How do you measure success?

How do you measure success? Sit with this thought a moment. Two answers will likely emerge, your honest answer and your desired answer. Your honest answer is how you truly believe success is measured and defined - right now - likely molded by society and what we see others accomplishing. The other, your desired answer, … Continue reading How do you measure success?

Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?

It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?

6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

Every so often we must face the telltale signs that a business relationship in our lives is toxic. This is more than just a difference in personality or communication styles. Professional relationships can move from "Well, you're not quite my cup of tea but we can find common ground in working toward the same goal." … Continue reading 6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

When’s the last time you thought about the Law of Diminishing Returns? Whether you’ve intentionally thought about it or not doesn’t really matter because it has been present in your life, regardless. "In economics, diminishing returns is the decrease in marginal output of a production process as the amount of a single factor of production … Continue reading How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

Managing Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

I'm an anxious person by nature. This began at a really young age for me. I was quite literally scared of the wind. At no older than six or seven years old, I remember agonizing every morning over the weather forecast where I would wait for the meteorologist to share the predicted miles per hour … Continue reading Managing Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Building and maintaining good habits can provide our lives with a positive framework, but these habits don’t simply happen by chance. It’s pretty easy to fall into bad habits that impede life around the house. A happy routine can support a happy mood, so if we stick to positive routines around our homes, we stand … Continue reading Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Why Your Workflow Should Change with the Seasons

Should your workflow change with the seasons? It’s an interesting question. So often when it comes to workload and efficiency, we feel like consistency and stability should be the goal. These are certainly good things to have in your career, but I want you to consider why allowing your work to ebb and flow with … Continue reading Why Your Workflow Should Change with the Seasons

The “Unhappy” Trend

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! It seems as though we … Continue reading The “Unhappy” Trend