Dealing with Negative People

Dealing with Negative People

Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work in Europe. I was on assignment alone for ten months and ended up feeling very isolated. One of my escapes from the solitude, however, was the newfound interest I found in art. I became mesmerized by the influential artist Édouard Manet (not to be confused…

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Many mornings I wake up struggling. The different obligations in my life weigh on me and create anxiety, and I muddle around until I start doing something. The moment I take action, my anxiety lessens. I feel empowered and start to regain a sense of control. The instant we act is the start of the…

8 Keys to Being Punctual

My parents are punctual to a fault. I remember us often showing up to parties and social gatherings before the hosts were even dressed or the appetizers were prepared. It didn’t seem awkward to me at the time, but I’m sure the host would have preferred she had a little more space as she took…

How to Develop Good Habits

I’m going to be really candid here. I have spent the last 20 years diligently working to improve myself. To say it was an uphill battle is an understatement. Anything requiring extensive discipline and willpower tends to inhibit my success, so many of my efforts have come up short. Recently, however, I started to experience…