Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

I have already started enjoying the holiday parties and time with friends. May all of you enjoy this special time of year and take the time to enjoy each precious moment with those you love.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Enjoy the Holiday Season

The holiday season is once again upon us. It seems it comes around more quickly each year. Perhaps that is a clue that our lives are too busy. This holiday season, take time to enjoy the companionship of family and friends. Children grow up and move away, parents and other loved ones pass on. Don't look back one day and regret not having enjoyed the precious moments.

Take time to enjoy the holiday season.

  • Listen to your favorite Christmas carols and holiday music.

  • Enjoy the festive decorations.

  • Bake cookies and fudge.

  • Instead of thinking about all you have to do, sit back and relax for a few minutes.

  • Visit shut-ins and the elderly.

  • Dress in your holiday attire and accept those party and dinner invitations.

  • Spread cheer wherever you go.

  • Adopt an animal from a shelter.

  • Attend to your spiritual side.

Balancing work, play, spirituality, and health is the best way to enjoy the holidays and every day.

Tis the season. Slow down and enjoy it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Time to Assess Career Accomplishments

As we begin the ending month of the year, it is a time to reflect on how our careers have progressed throughout the year. Your boss and your company will hold you accountable for your workplace behavior and accomplishments. Go one better and hold yourself accountable. Ask yourself if you have:

  • Performed your tasks to the best of your ability, completing them in a timely manner

  • Maintained a positive attitude daily

  • Adhered to a strict code of personal behavior

  • Kept skills up to date and learn new ones as required

  • Became an expert in your field

  • Used good judgment

  • Spoke kindly and tactfully

Taking responsibility for your actions and words will preserve your value to the boss and company.