Category Archives: Dig Your Work

Most people blame; winners take responsibility

When faced with something you wish were better; look first at yourself.   Winners ask themselves, “Am I contributing to the problem?” “Am I creating the problem?” “What can I do to make it better?” Many years ago, as I … Continue reading

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Learn Away Your Stress

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Am I Investing My Time with the Right People?

Many years ago I met bestselling author and motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones. His signature line was, “Your life will be the same five years from now as it is today except for the people you meet and the books … Continue reading

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You’re Not Helpless

You’re not helpless. One of the primary ways to overcome something you dislike at work is to speak up. Rather than hating something and griping about it–do something! Speak up! Take some responsibility for the change you seek. Most bosses … Continue reading

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Learn Away Your Stress

I’ve observed that most work stress comes from two sources: You feel trapped as if you have no options You find yourself in a situation you don’t know how to handle You’re rarely really trapped. You have options. You can … Continue reading

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You get what you expect

You get what you expect. Have you noticed how some people seem to have all the luck? They persuade people to do what they want. They get all the breaks. They even win stuff. Some people win door prizes and … Continue reading

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Master To-Do List

Another in my “Dig Your Work” series. Do you find it tough to keep track of every task you need to do? You’re not alone. Important tasks get left undone. You feel stress as you try to remember everything on … Continue reading

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Focused Hours

Are you frustrated that you can’t get your work finished because of interruptions? Just as you get in a good working zone, a coworker pops in, the phone rings, or your e-mail notifies you of one more message. I’ve read … Continue reading

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TV News

Another in my “Dig Your Work” series. For years I’ve read of thought leaders who recommend we turn off the television news. That always concerned me. I want to stay informed about the issues of the day. But the more … Continue reading

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Ain’t It Awful Club

Jack Canfield tells about his discovery of the Ain’t It Awful Club. As a new high school history teacher, he found the club having its meeting in the teachers’ lounge. On the agenda? Students Parents Administration Pay Budget and supplies … Continue reading

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