Hate My Job; Burned Out

5 Ways to Have a Better Morning

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Advice, Hate My Job; Burned Out | 0 comments

5 Ways to Have a Better Morning

In a perfect world, birds would sing on our window sill and we would greet them with a smile and a Cinderella-like “la la la”.  Enter, real life mornings.  Amid the craziness of alarm clocks, lunch packing, showering, hair combing, clients calling early, poopy diapers, spilled cereal milk, and shoes that suddenly don’t fit, there’s just gotta be a better way to get up and out the door in the morning. Here are 5 ways to have a better morning: 1.  Don’t scream at anybody.  Chaos just seems to create more chaos, so take a deep breath and whisper when you feel like yelling.  If you’re like me, you’ll whisper the vowels and...

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Living Your Purpose

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Advice, Featured Articles, Hate My Job; Burned Out, Live Your Purpose | 0 comments

Living Your Purpose

In January 2011, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) launched and one of the shows offered is a Master Class.  It’s basically famous, wise, insightful people who pass on their knowledge and wisdom to viewers.  Folks like Diane Sawyer, Simon Cowell, and the queen bee (Oprah) herself sat down and passed on some really great advice. The thing that struck me the most and has now changed my entire perspective on life is the concept of living one’s purpose.  It’s about more than a job, a paycheck, a marriage, a geographical location, a house, a car, a bank account, popularity, success, accomplishments, and all that.  Oprah said that one way to find your...

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Burned Out At Work: How to Fix It

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Advice, Hate My Job; Burned Out | 0 comments

Burned Out At Work: How to Fix It

Check out this article on how to have a Vacation Day at Work.  Here’s an excerpt: So have you ever really needed a vacation day, but didn’t have any?  Fear not, frazzled friend.  There is a plan. First, consider momentarily those days when you worked like a person on meth.  (The good meth, not the watered down stuff that my crackhead relatives say the kids are smokin these days. )  These are the days when we say “I gave my employer 110%”.  And, truthfully, you probably did. It’s just a matter of math.    Here are a few ways that good employees earn a vacation day at work:  read more The reality is that we all get a little (or a lot) burned out...

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