March 31, 2017

How to be More Transparent

It happens quickly. We’re in a group setting and someone says something or what’s even more likely, doesn’t say anything, but acts in a way that’s off-putting. Maybe they roll their eyes. Maybe they’re checking their phone in the middle of your presentation. Maybe they just look bored. And before we know it, we find ourselves feeling defensive. Soon, we’re thinking differently about who they are, how much we trust them, and without even knowing […]
January 27, 2017

3 Questions to Answer Before Quitting Your Job

You’re sitting in a meeting. As your co-worker drones on about budgets, strategic plans, and who to thank for supplying the break room with doughnuts that morning, you aren’t even hearing him. You are in a world of your own. You are dreaming, scheming and planning. You cannot stop thinking about your big idea. This idea, this dream, follows you everywhere you go. In your car on your hellish commute. While you frantically race your […]
January 11, 2017

How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People

Most people would agree that passive-aggressive people are one of the most difficult types of individuals to work, live and play with. Yet it can be hard to identify the behaviors that are considered passive-aggressive. We tend to say “we know one when we see one”. While this list won’t be all-exhaustive, it will highlight enough of the characteristics of a passive-aggressive person to potentially exhaust you just by reading them. They dish out “back-handed” […]
December 29, 2016

How to Deal with An Unsupportive Spouse

You are so excited. After researching every nook and cranny of this new business idea, you’re ready. You’d pull the trigger right frickin’ now but you have one small thing to do. You have to get your spouse on board. Ugh. Every time you’ve approached them in the past with your new idea, you’ve been greeted with any of the following responses: What crazy idea do you have now? You’ll never have the time to […]