Startups have gained popularity in recent years as technology grows to the point that more and more people have access to the tools they need to make their vision happen.
Recently, a client sent us a copy of Suze Orman's “Guide to Retirement” and asked us for our thoughts. Here's what we told them: While I personally don't care for how Suze delivers her advice or opinions, I do tend to agree with most of what she has to say, which is also very similar to Dave Ramsey and I'm sure many others like them. As I skimmed through the article, five thoughts crossed my mind:
My foster father was a Second World War veteran and he often talked about the importance of believing in yourself, believing in your country, and believing in your company, believing in your mission if you wanted to achieve great victories in life.
Mentoring is something that gets a lot of press time in our world. If you believe what you read, everyone wants one, everyone can see the benefit of being one and everyone should be a mentor and mentee several times throughout their life. I disagree – mentoring is not for everyone and here’s why:
Google has a rather odd phrase they use in their company: “French fry moments.” They use this phrase to convey the concept of anticipating employees’ needs. The phrase and concept came about after an executive saw a scene on the sitcom 30 Rock, wherein one of the characters, Tracy Jordan, becomes outraged after an employee brings him a burger but doesn’t include the fries he didn’t order, prompting Tracy to shout, “Where are the French fries I didn’t order!? When will you learn to anticipate me?!”
To remind people of the need to play nice and be a good neighbor and supportive co-worker, why not create a giant-sized customized list of the “Top-10 Things That Don’t Require Any Talent Or Special Skills.” Most of you have probably seen this list pop up on your social media feeds – and whether you write it on a flip chart, create giant posters, or write it on your lunch room whiteboard – share the list or display it in a prominent place as a constant reminder to everyone.
There are times in everyone’s lives when they feel like things aren’t going as well at work as they would like. Maybe it was that promotion they didn’t get, the committee they weren’t included on or the restructuring that shook up all the departments. Whatever it is, there is always something that can be done to shore up a shaken confidence and gain a new perspective. Try these three things:
This article is extremely timely for me, as I’m heading out for a week-long vacation next week, right as work has started to get very intense. If you’re like me, you really like to have all your “i”s dotted and your “t”s crossed before you leave the office for anything, never mind an extended absence, so leaving in the middle of it all can stress us out, but not if we keep some simple concepts in mind.
The warmer weather has arrived – what an awesome opportunity for families to actively recreate together and form stronger bonds. In today’s fast paced, social media-saturated world it is becoming harder and harder for families to shut down and simply find time to be together enjoying one another’s company and ensuring family wellness. For many of us it’s time to make some personal decisions on putting down our phones, shutting off our televisions and gaming devices and committing to getting outside and celebrating summer and family and wellness together.
Summer has finally made an appearance, so here are a few fun-at-work ideas that lend themselves nicely to the quieter pace (for most of you at least) of summer in your workplace: