We read stories every day where someone with absolutely no experience learns how to build a complete house - structure, plumbing, electrical, everything - using only YouTube tutorials. Or a rank amateur learns how to strip a 1952 car engine and rebuild it using what they learned from a car restoration program on TV. It seems logical and certainly possible therefore that we … [Read more...] about Self-Coaching: Can It Work?
Many people are poor at getting started. They make big plans but never take the first step. Others can get started but seem to bail out before they reach their goals. It’s quite maddening to put in a lot of work and then quit just before you reach success. The most successful people are masters at finishing what they start. They’re like a bulldog with a bone. They’ll never … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Finish What You Start
Parenting is challenging and frustrating. It’s hard to know if you’re doing the right things and making wise choices that will benefit your children. It can sometimes feel like there’s no good answer for many of the parenting situations you find yourself in. In parenting, as in the rest of life, perfection isn’t a possibility. Do your best and shoot for excellence, … [Read more...] about There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent
The line at the DMV moves faster than the hiring process at some companies. First, you fill out questionnaires and take personality tests. Then, you go through four or more interviews, after which they seem to lose your phone number. Many experts agree that companies are taking longer to fill positions, and these extra steps usually add little benefit for either side. As … [Read more...] about A Job Hunter’s Guide to Dealing with a Slow Interview Process
There’s nothing better than waking up and having a warm shower on a winter's day - but it does beg the question of what type of shower is best for you. There are many people who advocate a cold shower and then there are others who take warm showers and hot saunas every day. Naturally, hot showers feel much nicer and are very relaxing, but is a cold shower … [Read more...] about The Great Shower Debate: Cold vs. Hot Showers