Try a Brain Cleanse: It’s All the Rage

Try a Brain Cleanse: It’s All the Rage

On a recent vacation, I both hiked up a mountain and basked on a beach.  As nice as that was, you want to know the greatest part about it? There were stretches of time when I was unplugged! Totally off the grid. After all, there’s not a really great data signal at 10k...
Add Fertilizer to Boost Powerful Professional Growth

Add Fertilizer to Boost Powerful Professional Growth

I can’t take much (if any) credit for the landscaping at the Baedke home. What we have going on in the yard is all due to my husband’s hard work. And, if I do say so myself, it’s not too shabby. I feel pretty good about our yard. That is, until I look out the window....
It’s Not How You Start, But How You Finish

It’s Not How You Start, But How You Finish

On our journey to a goal, there are bound to be rough patches. There are starts and stops and sputters. Sometimes we just get off on the wrong foot with regard to a project or undertaking. That’s OK. What’s important is not how you start, but how you finish. Nobody...
Taking Criticism (Even Learning From It) With Dignity, Grace

Taking Criticism (Even Learning From It) With Dignity, Grace

Not all criticism is created equal, but our responses to criticism, whether warranted or not, or whether from a respected mentor or archrival, should be uniform. And by uniform, our reaction should remain professional at all times. The feedback may be personal, but...
Discipline Required to Move Mountains in Your Career

Discipline Required to Move Mountains in Your Career

If you’ve ever climbed a rock wall at your local fitness complex or sporting goods store, I’m betting you didn’t say, “I’m ready to take on K2!” (and mean it) right afterward. As tedious as our day-to-day work may seem, we can’t just throw ourselves into a position or...