Happy New Year’s

Happy New Year’s! For many of us, 2007 has brought us success, disappointment, happiness, anguish, excitement, boredom, comfort and stress… among others. What’s great about a new year is that it’s a chance to start off on a clean slate (psychologically). Take a moment to reflect on all that’s happened in 2007 and what you’d [...]

Brain teasers in interviews: Just say no

Using brain teasers as interview criteria is one of the worst decisions you can make as a recruiter. When I interviewed for internships back in college, many companies tried to test how well you think “outside the box” by asking these brain teasers like: “You have 9 jars that are filled with marbles that are [...]

Brick walls are not there to keep us out

If you want it badly enough and put your mind to it, you can achieve anything. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other [...]

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Festivus to you and yours this season! Regardless of whether you’re “ho ho ho-ing”, lighting the candles, or taking part in the annual Feats of Strength, all celebrations share one thing in common: spending time with friends and family. So I hope you were able to get [...]

Keep yourself energized at work

For those of us who sit in a cubicle all day at work, it’s not easy to stay energized and 100% focused on the task at hand. When I worked at Network Solutions a few years ago, I found that I was full of energy in the morning, but sluggish after lunch. This can affect [...]

Invest now or sacrifice and invest later?

Decisions, decisions. Do you buy what you want?… or buy what you need? I’ve run into this situation so many times before. For example, when I moved to Boston, I needed a hand mixer. Naturally, Target had a variety, from basic 5-speed to 7-speed with retractable cords and multiple attachments. You know which one I [...]

Don’t grocery shop when you’re hungry

If you’ve ever been hungry while grocery shopping, you know that can lead to bad decisions Hunger can be a persuasive person. In college I used to go to the grocery store right before dinner and buy something like a fresh load of bread, only to find myself eating through half of it before I [...]

The finish line and you

Everything’s always easier when the finish line is in sight. It’s amazing the second wind we get when we can see the finish line for any project we’re working on or sport we’re playing in. When I rowed in high school, the last 100 meters of the race was always able create so much energy [...]

No pain, no game gain

When it comes to exercise, if you can’t feel the burn, you’re doing something wrong. I know when I’ve had a good workout because I’m in pain afterwards. That soreness you feel is the result of tiny tears in your muscles. When you rest afterwards, your body heals itself by building new muscle cells to [...]

The worst that can happen is we’ll laugh

Sometimes if you make a mistake in front of someone, the best thing you can do is laugh. I touched on this before, but this time I have a story A while ago, I was dancing with this woman (we’ll call her Beth) at a swing event. The song being played had a rhythm that [...]

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