Month: October 2019

A female engineer standing with rolls of drawings and wearing a yellow hardhat

Good Things Come to Those Who Work Part II

Image by GraphicMama-team from Pixabay “If you are not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time “— Will Smith I am participating in the She Engineers Virtual Summit. The summit is a five-day virtual event that will take place from November 18 to November 22 — sponsored by Stephanie Slocum, who wrote the book. Her …

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Good Things Come To Those Who Work

Shameless Self Promotion Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”― Mae West My first two books have won 2019 Gold Awards from Reader Favorites. Publishing the first book was really hard, the second only slightly easier. Image by the Author I am surprised and grateful. While …

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The President’s Pee Wee Herman Defense: “I Know You Are, But What Am I?”

Image by 8470024 from Pixabay “I know you are, but what am I?” No matter what happens our current President projects the issues unto someone else. Whatever he did is projected unto someone, anyone else. It is amazing to watch. I am reminded of the scene in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure where he and his friend engage …

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Letting Your Cat Sleep in Your Bed Is Good for Your Health

Dark Tales Image by Jim Combs from Pixabay During a 10 year study, researchers found that cat owners showed a 30% lower risk of death from a heart attack compared to non-cat owners. I was asleep when something heavy sat on my chest then lightly patted me in the face. When I didn’t respond, I got another …

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Twenty-Four Practical Travel Hacks to Keep Casual Travelers Sane

Image by Irina Logra from Pixabay The travel hacks will make your adventure less stressful by keeping the most dramatic problems away from you. Traveling is always an experience. It is easy to lose your cool when something unforetold happens. Taking the simple actions below will keep you sane. Knock on your room door. Twice, I have …

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When Your Boss’s Career Is in Trouble, So Is Yours

Tainted Leadership Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay “You can be the most productive and most effective, but politics show up as ego, jealousy and sabotage from bosses who can’t perform.” ― Richie Norton I was having a good year until I wasn’t. I had established trust with my boss. My team was meeting or beating the group …

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I’m tired of the Presidential $h*t Show but I’ll be damned if I let them steal my joy.

Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay They will not steal my joy. I’m fighting back. You can too. “We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.“-Franklin D. Roosevelt Taking the ten simple actions below will bring back much …

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In Leadership, There Are Few Lone Wolves

Collaborative Management Image by Bernd Hildebrandt from Pixabay “Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” ― Patrick Lencioni Working well with others is one key to success. I was straight out of Engineering school. I landed a job with a Fortune 500 aerospace company. …

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