Why Isn’t It Here?

Have you ever gone to a website, hunted around for five minutes or better and still not been able to locate the answer to your question? I gave away ten minutes of my life last week to a resort I am planning to go to this summer. I already made the reservation, but I wanted

WebPTSD™ is a Real Thing

It happened again this week.  I had another conversation with someone about how much they feared and hated their website company.  They displayed all of the tell-tale signs of WebPTSD ™, a less aggressive form of PTSD that is specific to being lied and cheated to by a website developer. Here’s my most recent example.

FOCUS on the Friday before a Holiday? – it is possible

It’s the Friday before a holiday and the weather is amazing.  In Minnesota that means it is so hard to be in the office and focus, yet, it’s a work day and I have a lot I need to get done. Dilbert and I are here to give you a few tips to help you

What will be NEW to you in the next year?

Someone was wishing me a Happy New Year, which was really nice of them, and it occurred to me that I would like to know what is going to be NEW in this year that wasn’t in the last year. When I asked them that same question, they looked confused, then smiled and said, “I

Protect Your Email like you would your house

Cyber Security – the same rules as 100 years ago I remember the first time I was able to babysit someone other than my little brothers.  It was an exciting milestone in my tween years.  I had studied a book from the library and my mom reviewed it with me.  I had a check list.

You’re Here…Because You Didn’t Make Any Other Plans

Do you ever look around your life and ask, how did I get here?  I know for a fact, if I had told my 13 year old self the story of how I got to 2016 I would have never believed it. People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve them than people

Do you buy ENCYCLOPEDIAS from a guy at your front door?

Do you buy encyclopedias from a guy at your front door? I don’t believe there exists a business of door to door salesmen selling encyclopedias.  If you have had someone come to your door in the last year selling encyclopedias, let me know.   Times change and so does what you do to reach your

I am Going to LIVE! – said by a man who was slowly dying

“I am going to live!” “I am going to LIVE!” said a random stranger coming through the doors from back of the clinic. I was sitting in the waiting room of a medical clinic, there were about three of us in the waiting area, not counting the three large goldfish in the aquarium in the

Silent Talking is not Listening

Silent Talking – is not LISTENING I was reading the “Art of Negotiation” by Dr. Henry Cloud and the term just caught me. How often do I silent talk? Gerard I. Nierenberg and Henry H. Calero describe it on page 52’ “It’s what so many of us are doing when we think we’re listening. Unconsciously,

“When I make my fortune…” – Would you say that out loud?

“When I make my fortune…” Yesterday I was reading through scholarship applications. It is one of my most favorite things to do. In a few paragraphs a student is asked to summarize why they are going to succeed, how they got to this point in life and what a scholarship would mean to them. When