What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?

This post is really one about how you deal with uncertainty in your life and business. Life is exceedingly uncertain but for our own sanity, I think we fool ourselves into thinking that we have control over what happens in our lives. When we plan we are optimistic that the plan will unfold without a hitchContinue reading “What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?”

We All Have a Piece of Good News Inside Us

For her 13th birthday on the 12 of June 1942, Anne Frank received a book she had shown her father in a shop window a few days earlier. Although it was an autograph book, bound with red-and-white checkered cloth and with a small lock on the front, Frank decided she would use it as aContinue reading “We All Have a Piece of Good News Inside Us”

The Only Truly Reliable Source of Stability and Security in Business and Life

We place our faith in other people and the advice they provide. We put our all into companies that promise us employment and a salary at the end of the month. We invest in “sure-win” businesses that promise unheard of returns after just one year. We want to count on something, believe in someone becauseContinue reading “The Only Truly Reliable Source of Stability and Security in Business and Life”

You Don’t Have to Leave Your Job to Become the CEO of Your Destiny

  “Sometimes it just takes the right attitude and the confidence to know that the old way isn’t necessarily the right way – and the belief that better days are ahead.” This quote by Maynard Webb, bestselling author of the book *Rebooting Work* is truly inspiring. His book focuses on how work models developed aContinue reading “You Don’t Have to Leave Your Job to Become the CEO of Your Destiny”

Take Risks Sensibly…In Measured Steps

Are you a risk taker? Based on a little “test” by National Geographic on line which included a mix of questions such as: would I do drugs other than marijuana and alcohol, punch someone in the face, miss  work, or water ski, to name a few – I’m pretty timid. “You wear comfortable shoes, andContinue reading “Take Risks Sensibly…In Measured Steps”

Business Survival is no Longer for the Fittest but the Wisest!

As published on page 13 in today’s Business Newsday, Trinidad and Tobago April 5th 2012 and online here http://www.newsday.co.tt/businessday/0,158061.html “I really admire how you read so much Giselle. How I wish I had that kind of time available – I would do just as you are and probably read just as much,” said a departmentContinue reading “Business Survival is no Longer for the Fittest but the Wisest!”

Happy Employees = Profitable Business

The business climate is still a shaky one. Uncertainty reigns supreme. Because of the State of Emergency, many businesses have no choice but to lay off staff because the volume of business just isn’t there to warrant retaining as many employees to serve during the limited operating hours and dwindling customer base. This decision hasContinue reading “Happy Employees = Profitable Business”

Uncertainty is the NEW certainty

The only thing constant is change. You and I have uttered these words on numerous occasions but most times on a very surface level. It’s almost as if when we say the words we feel that it’s all that’s required; that speaking these words alone will inoculate us against dealing with stuff that we can’tContinue reading “Uncertainty is the NEW certainty”

Next Chapter Please…

Most people who know me well know that my favorite alcoholic beverage is beer – Has always been – I simply love the taste. For those who know me ‘real good’ you know that my favorite place to hang out and drink beer is at Brooklyn Bar. I remember one time a friend text andContinue reading “Next Chapter Please…”