Here’s a Holiday Bonus

It’s that time of year again, the time for giving to others. Did you know that your brain reacts more favorably and rewards you more when you GIVE rather than RECEIVE? Crazy, I know, but true! As a business owner, I give and receive all year long. I give paychecks, benefits, food, and praise to my team and in return I receive a work product that I can sell. By its very nature, there is a symbiotic relationship between business owner and employee. When that relationship is not in balance, the employee can leave, or the business owner can fire…

Don’t Like it? Make a Change. Everyone Else Is.

Not every workday is sunshine and unicorns. On the contrary, work isn’t meant to be like recess; they do call it WORK for a reason. However, that doesn’t mean you should not experience strong positive feelings at your job. Are you challenged? Do you have the right tools you need to do a good job? Are your coworkers respectful, competent, hardworking? Do you find the work meaningful and enjoyable? Are you compensated fairly? Is there enough time to recharge when you’re feeling frazzled (it happens to everyone)? Do you feel valued and appreciated by ownership/managers? Are problems at work resolved…

No More Chills, or I Want More

Is it live or is it Memorex? I suppose I’m dating myself with that quote from a 1970’s era commercial, asking the age-old question, can you tell the difference between live music and recorded music. This is what our world has become since the pandemic stole from us the joy of attending live music events. As with so many things these days, I look back on my pre-pandemic life with a mixture of sadness and incredulity, with a healthy dose of regret added in for good measure. The regret is that I didn’t realize how much we lost when we…