While enjoying dinner at my favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant, I saw a local business owner I have known for years. I ask “How’s business?” His response was “Terrible”.
While enjoying dinner at my favorite Italian neighborhood restaurant, I saw a local business owner I have known for years. I ask “How’s business?” His response was “Terrible”. “Well it certainly is challenging,” I replied. We chatted a bit about it. My attempt with each response was to end on a positive optimistic note.…
“I’ve been on my case” said Judith when we spoke today.
Judith called to involve me in a joint venture, and in the course of the conversation she used the phrase “no problem” seven or eight times. It was a pleasant, interesting conversation. She was an engaging and intelligent woman who knew her stuff, and as the conversation went on I kept getting distracted as I noticed the little hairs on the back of my neck wiggle every time she used the phrase that began with “No.”
A question came to me yesterday that I answered, and thought I would share with you here. “I used to enjoy coming into work every day. I love working with customers, but there a lot of negative people in the office who I have to interact with on a daily basis. I feel like…
As most of you know, I teach positivity and happiness practices in business and I often hear, “ You must be happy all the time.” Surprise, I’m not happy all the time.
Sometimes I’m downright crabby. Lots of things effect my crabbiness – the weather, what I’ve eaten, how much sleep and exercise I get, the people I’m spending time with. Much like most people there are lots of things that irritate me, when I let them. (And yes, of course I do.)
Do you think different generations find it difficult understanding each other? I often hear that the older generation (now my age) doesn’t think the younger generation (now younger than my daughter) has any values. I don’t believe that. In fact, I think they have similar values, but they show up differently. For instance –…
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I once had a boyfriend who used to end every phone conversation and every email with the phrase, “Stay beautiful.” At first I was delighted by it, but as time went on, I have to admit, occasionally it annoyed me. At that time in my life I was certainly not used to taking compliments gracefully (I’ve gotten over that) and there were many days where I felt far from anything that resembled beautiful.