Today's audio postcard is about how we hold "working hard" up as the ideal and make it yet something else to strive for.Read More
You’ve realized you’re doing a job you used to enjoy but you’ve become stressed, overwhelmed and burned out. Regularly hitting the snooze button to squeeze in a few extra minutes of precious sleep, drinking a continuous stream of coffee to get you through the day, and the dreaded Sunday night blues (which precede the Monday morning I don’t wanna’s) are a few telltale signs you’ve noticed. And you begin asking yourself. How the hell did I get here? Where did I take a wrong turn? How could something I used to enjoy have become something I now dread?Read More
Recently, I wrote about what you can do for the people you work with to leave them in better shape than you found them. So, I thought I’d turn the tables and talk about what you can do for yourself. Because taking care of yourself is important. It’s essential. To do your best work.
And we all want to do our best work, right?Read More
If you're a camper, hiker or nature lover, you're probably familiar with the campsite rule: to leave the campsite in better condition than you found it.
Dan Savage (of Savage Love) has his own definition of this rule as it applies to sex and relationships. As I listened to an episode of his podcast the other day, it got me thinking about other ways this rule can be applied. And I wondered: How can this rule be applied to work?Read More
Most of the time you slog through the day, working your way down your never-ending to-do list. As your energy wanes, procrastination kicks into high gear and it gets more and more difficult to get things done.
What if there was a way to harness your energy and make it work for you?Read More