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 hitch … Continue reading What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?
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 a … Continue reading We All Have a Piece of Good News Inside Us
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 because … Continue reading The Only Truly Reliable Source of Stability and Security in Business and Life
“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 a … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Leave Your Job to Become the CEO of Your Destiny
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, and … Continue reading Take Risks Sensibly…In Measured Steps
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 department … Continue reading Business Survival is no Longer for the Fittest but the Wisest!
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 has … Continue reading Happy Employees = Profitable Business
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’t … Continue reading Uncertainty is the NEW certainty
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 and … Continue reading Next Chapter Please…