Counting The Blessings – Not Just over the Holidays

With all the rushing around we tend to do this time of year, it is so easy to forget and overlook those small gestures of caring from those who genuinely value our relationships, including co-workers.  This year we have all been especially under stress and allowed our minds to be cluttered with numerous concerns and … Read more

Experiences Can Motivate Us to Accomplish Priorities

Most people need to have “purpose” in their lives, which gives their lives more meaning and can motivate them to get up each day.  It is not unusual for you to have experienced some sad event, which leaves you with a desire to help such an event not to repeat itself.  The tasks needed to … Read more

Developing a Strategic Plan for 2021

Even with the national elections behind us, there will be some wrinkles still to iron out, and there will most likely be some adjustments and details to be resolved before 2021 can begin to finalize any national plans or efforts involving the programs and guidelines for businesses and individuals.  In the meantime, businesses will need … Read more

Good Relationship Building is a Treasure

From infancy, a child looks for someone to trust.  As you know, when that child is separated from the ones they trust, there are tears relating fear and insecurity.  A trusted relationship ranks quite high for most people, which follows us through our different stages of life.  This is also true in our business and … Read more

Creating a Positive Attitude Changes the Effects of a Pandemic

  Often the media asks high profile people how they are coping with the isolation and restrictions in connection with this long Pandemic time period.  When the Coronavirus first was mentioned, there was no panic, as most didn’t expect it to be of any consequence, much less be so invasive, life-threatening, and lasting so terribly … Read more

Business Remaining Slow? So Now What?

Dealing with a pandemic is so stressful.  Has it caused your business to close?  Do you have any money coming into your business?  Have any of your employees been working or been furloughed? Has your business received a loan?  So many issues to consider.  Unfortunately, the longer this situation continues, the more debt and challenges … Read more

Steps to Improve Workforce Culture & Environment

All people are different due to personalities, variable family environments, social attitudes, financial situations, education, cultural and religious influences, etc.  These factors and others affect people in many ways, which makes it easy to see why we have such a wide range of relationships with each other.  And yet many organizations have been very fortunate … Read more

Addressing Your Serious Concerns During the Pandemic

  Many have expressed the various issues we all are experiencing through this stressful period, with most concerns focused on finances, employment, our country and local economy, the volatile situation with our police, etc.  Of course, there is also the big issue for our health and concern for being infected with COVID-19.  With North Carolina … Read more

All Should Have an Open Mind About Others

As you meet and get to know others, do you find yourself making prejudgments or assumptions about them?  Or are you more open-minded and accept the person as is?  Every person is different.  Even twins in a family are said to be distinctively different.  Having two sons who were 2.5 years apart in age and … Read more

Ideas to Help Employers Prepare to Re-Open Businesses

Now that many people have been working from home (or used to being at home during work hours), what have these people found that they would like to have when returning to work? Not all people like working from home. Here are some observations and different preferences that Employers may want to consider when re-opening … Read more