Firing The Unsavoury Client - The Right Way!

Firing The Unsavoury Client - The Right Way!

No one wants to fire a client. In business we all know it is hard work attracting and retaining clients –so the last thing most of us want to do is lose a client we already have in our client pool. But then again, there are nightmare clients who actually do more harm to your business than good and its these types of clients every businessman and business woman should avoid at all costs – including firing them if need be.

Create A Living Family History – With Minimal Work!

Create A Living Family History – With Minimal Work!

As a foster child with limited knowledge about my birth parents (my father in particular) it always bothered me that I simply didn’t know much about my own heritage and family DNA. Countless nights I would lay in bed and wonder – who am I? I was blessed to be raised by Jim and Edwina Watson who were my 13th foster family. And although they did their best to provide me with the essentials in life and provided me with the love and support needed to grow into myself and succeed, the fact remained that the lack of my personal family history has always haunted me.

What Is The Best Charity To Donate To?

What Is The Best Charity To Donate To?

People love to give to charity, but there are literally thousands and thousands of charities from which to choose, so how do you make sure your dollars are going to the best possible cause?

Here are 4 tips to make sure your money goes as far as possible with the biggest impact possible:

Have a Fun Summer On A Tight Budget

Have a Fun Summer On A Tight Budget

Tight home budgets and busy work schedules can put a damper on our hopes for an exciting summer. Don’t wallow too long in your despair, people. Give the “no-fun” summer attitude the boot today, because your awesome summer awaits you – and it’s in your control to enjoy no matter what challenges you are facing! Here are eight simple tips on how to plan for, and create, a summer “staycation” for yourself and those you are closest to.

Improving Your Communication At Work

Improving Your Communication At Work

We all have trouble communicating at times. We get tired, we are stressed out, we lose patience and sometimes we just don’t get our co-workers or bosses. If you’ve ever lost your temper at work, had a misunderstanding or had to deal with a conflict, you know how important it is to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the skills or awareness to know exactly what to do. Or, we’re good communicators who sometimes forget our skills at the door.

Speaking Up & Speaking Out at Work

Speaking Up & Speaking Out at Work

A few weeks ago, in my weekly e-zine Inspiring Workplaces,  I raised the issue of employees not speaking up in their workplaces. I was flooded with responses from subscribers adding to the list of reasons employees don’t feel comfortable speaking up to their senior managers. Some told stories of how they were fired for speaking up too often at work, while others had been demoted or reprimanded for speaking up. And one person shared how she was let go for not speaking up enoughat work!