A Cure for the Ruts

It’s as common as the cold, sweeping the globe, over teams, businesses, leaders, minimum wage workers, maximum wage workers, non-profit workers, it knows no bounds; the common rut can take over when you are least expecting it.  They can invade the processes of those during great success or attack others in the form of consistent failures. A team that is… Read More

How to Build and Maintain A Network

Step 1: Choose 3-4 Groups to involve yourself with  Conferences based on your career path.  Beauty conferences, blogging conferences, business conferences, electrician conferences, rocket science conferences, etc. The sky is the limit when it comes to discovering these conferences because you have the internet.  It is worth the travel at least once a year to attend… Read More

Afforable tofu and fresh produce, renewed sales tactics, personal soles, and Hamburgulars…

1. Whole Foods Will Soon Be Offering Affordable Organic Food Whole Foods is opening a more affordable branch of store to target their younger shoppers.  They say the new chain will cost less to operate and be “technology oriented”, which tells me more computers, and smart watches; less jobs and customer service.  They are  presently seeking… Read More

Keeping Employees in the Dark over Store Closures

It was the week before Christmas 2010, I had only been a district manager for 2 short months when I received the call of my first store closure in my district. It was sudden even to the company as the mall had decided to rent out our spot from underneath us starting January 2011.  “Do… Read More

One Word Photo Challenge: Sun

I used to have my students (of all ages) read the book My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss and then associate their own emotions to color. This was so that when their sun seemed to set and turn to dusk they could step back and observe the colorful beauty of their stresses, fears, sadness, angers, and anxieties.  The palette blends… Read More