The Weight of Work

This post may be better titled the weight of responsibility. However, this particular experience is associated with the return to work after two weeks of vacation with family and thus inexorably tied to the emotional weight of work itself. I just don’t think of my responsibilities at home with the kids, wife and house as… Read More

We’re Not Alone

Have you ever felt like just falling apart? I believe we all have at some point. Have you ever just felt like a witness to the never ending change in life with people coming and going and tasks seeming to lead no where? Perhaps a job without end or not able to get ahead is… Read More

One Decision Away

“We are one decision away from changing our life.” Mel Robbins A friend of mine shared with me this morning a brief video explaining how motivation is garbage.  Something else that resonates with the Biz of You is Mel’s comment about, “Your life comes down to your decisions and if you change your decisions, you’ll… Read More

Managing Our Aging

Physical change is present throughout our lives and it’s up to us to manage it.  Our bodies grow and mature into our twenties and thirties.  In our thirties and forties our bodies begin to show signs of wear and tear depending what we did in prior years.  In our fifties and sixties we can get… Read More

Nothing Like Getting Laid Off

Getting laid off, fired or let go in any capacity sucks.  It peaks emotions and some folks lose control.  Our mental model for life begins breaking down.  Our house of cards tumbles down and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with thoughts of, “What am I going to do?” or “I didn’t see this coming.”  We… Read More

Our vision breathes life into our daily activities.

As Peter Senge points out in the Fifth Discipline, when there’s no shared vision within a company, there’s no common identity or goal amongst the employees.  As employees, we can see this lack of vision.  Division objectives are set without taking into account operational capability and efficiencies.  Departmental goals are disjointed accomplishing an improvement here… Read More