If you are taking time off this holiday, don’t let your time relaxing turn into regrets about how things could have gone. Some tips you need to survive and thrive during the most wonderful time of the year.
I used to work in sales, including retail. I’ve worked a lot of holidays. Now, the way I work affords me that precious week of time between Christmas and New Year’s Day off.
When many people, myself included, put that Out of Office message up, there’s a danger mixed in with the excitement. Here are my tips for surviving the holiday slump. Continue reading “How To Survive the Holidays”
Home Life Hero tries to remember what he read months ago. Come along!
I’m going to try to remember The Power of Habit, a book I read this year.
Have you tried to get someone to read a book you liked? Was it hard? Probably. Getting someone else interested in a 5-15 hour reading activity is a tough sell.
But even books you really like are hard to explain to other people. Careers are made out of condensing the purpose and ideas of books to make them interesting to others (marketing and book summary writing, among others). If you aren’t getting paid to do this, you are by definition an amateur at it.
In this series, called I Try to Remember, or ITTR, I don’t even take notes on the books. I just try and remember what the book was about! The parts that stick with me are probably the most interesting parts anyway, right?
Continue reading “ITTR: The Power of Habit”
You aren’t paranoid if they are only collecting all of your data and then interpreting your desires.
Less than 12 hours after I posted my blog on what my health coaching sessions did for me over the last year, I started to get some creepy signals that “they” are always listening.
Continue reading “Big Brother Lives!”
Is a health coaching session still useful, even if it’s not real?
That’s my fake appointment with Lauren, my health coach. Lauren and I don’t talk anymore, but I’m willing to act like we still do. I’ll tell you why.
Continue reading “A fake appointment with Lauren”
If you are job hunting and unsure of whether to disclose your salary history on the application, read this.
My contract got cancelled.
It happens. Well, it happened to me, and a bunch of other people I work with. Everyone is now scrambling to update our resumes, or CVs as I prefer to call them (curriculum vitae – roughly Latin for “the course of my life“), and secure new jobs within the company, or elsewhere.
Continue reading “Job hunting? They will pay you what YOU think you are worth!”
Is it enough if you can afford the payment? How about if you pay with cash? Let’s look at the real answer.
Are you considering a big purchase, such as a new TV or appliance? Perhaps you just made one.
How do you know if you can actually afford something?
Continue reading “How To Know If You Can Really Afford Something”
People spend years of their lives listening to music during the commute to and from work. This is a mistake. You need to be doing this instead.
Do you know what the average commute time is in America? For most people this is considered pedestrian information. Don’t bother looking it up, I already did it for you. Continue reading “What Would Happen if You Stopped Listening to Music in Your Car?”