Jealousy

My grandmother once told me, “My sister is one of the most jealous people in the world. I know this because I don’t have a jealous bone in my body, but I can see it in people.” “Okay, Gramma. Of course you’re not the jealous type. Not. At. All.” I still laugh when I think…

Marathon Monday: Wish List

It’s week 9 of my marathon training. This round has been easy peasy.  I am a little tired from all the travel, but running is simple. I am barely sore. It’s amazing how your body can adjust to smart and consistent training initiatives. I have great friends who keep offering to buy stuff for my marathon. I…

On Compensation

Most Americans aren’t comfortable talking about money. You look rude if you talk about your salary or how much you spend on big-ticket items. But years ago, I worked for a woman who told me how much she earned for a living. Then she told me that, when possible, I should share my salary with…

Do Your Job

Years ago, my mom had regular meltdowns (like any mom) while trying to raise four kids. She would say, “If everybody would just do their jobs around here, life would be easier.” I’m still not sure what my job was, exactly, but I know that I didn’t do it very well. Just this past weekend, I…

Time Off

I am on the road at least one day each week for 40 weeks during the year. Sometimes I speak with executives in an office or a conference room. Sometimes I speak to HR professionals in a hotel ballroom. There are times when I am on stage in front of a large audience. No matter…