Charles Atlas Day 90

Here we are, 90 days after the challenge began.  No, I don’t look exactly like Charles Atlas from the comic book ad (that’s him on the left, not me).  BUT YES, I made tremendous progress and feel 100% stronger and healthier than when I started.  I’ll spare my family by not posting a photo for…

Get out of the kitchen?

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!  Remember that harsh saying?  It basically implied that if you couldn’t perform in a high stress environment, stop complaining and remove yourself as an obstacle for those who can.  While I agree with the “no complaining” part, I completely disagree with leaving the kitchen. …

Wow that sucks

How do you tell someone when their work needs improvement?  We’ve all been there… one of our co-workers or bosses (or children) brings us something for review and it’s just not good.  Ideally the person knows they need help and readily accepts your critique.  What happens when the person really believes it’s up to snuff,…

That’s a big BUT

I have missed out on a few opportunities in my life because of my BUT.  (That’s “BUT” with one “T”, not two.)  Maybe your BUT has gotten in the way of your success as well: I want to try something new BUT I’m not sure I can do it. I want to change careers BUT I’m…

Now fear this

What’s the difference between sharing something you know with 3 people or 300?  What is it about standing in front of a larger group that strikes fear into our hearts?  I did some unscientific research (surveyed 12 friends) and confirmed my hunch… it’s the fear of not meeting expectations. We all want to be perceived…