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Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:25pm | by Helen Hoart

Feel like you've hit a wall with your job? With you relationships?  The success you've dreams about continues to elusive? 

Frequently when we find ourselves in that situation, the answer is to try harder, do better.  Hard work always pays off.  Well, not really, not all the time.  I'm not advocating we become slouches, but sometimes when you find success eluding you, it's time to take a mental inventory, do a self-assessment.  

Rather than just keep going and not getting the result you want, stop, and question everything you are doing.

 

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:59am | by Helen Hoart

Recently there was a twitter flap over United Airline banning two young women from banning a flight because they were wearing leggings.  I heard a trailer on the radio on my way to the gym.  I was outraged at what I heard AND so was a large section of the Twitter-verse.

It turns out the story was much more nuanced.  United had banned two young women who were traveling on free or nearly free friends and family passes.  Those passes carry restrictions including a dress code.  United figures people traveling on these passes in some way represent the airlines.

 
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Sat, 01/02/2016 - 10:25am | by Helen Hoart

It’s the New Year and it’s time to once again to dust off those resolutions and try one more time to:

·         Exercise more

·         Stop smoking

·         Eat better

·         Give up caffeine, alcohol or chocolate

·         Or whatever other bad habit you’ve been trying to scrap from time immemorial

 

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 7:18am | by Helen Hoart

Resolved: to be more organized. 

Some people were born with an organization gene and other weren’t.  I worked with a women whose desk looked like a recycling station—papers, books, candy wrappers piled on top of each other.  But she knew where everything was, was never harried and most important never missed a deadline. 

So being disorganized isn’t necessarily a problem.  But if being disorganized is having a negative effect on your work or home life then it’s time to do something about it.

 

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:53am | by Guest Author

One of the myths people hold is that professionals who are on top of their game never really fail.  Not true. They fail all the time.  However, the way high level performers deal with bumps in performance makes all the difference in how they recover their performance, they maintain their reputation and ultimately enhance how others see their potential.

 
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