Something is Wrong Will Robinson: When Being Sick Is Like a Vacation

Something is Wrong Will Robinson: When Being Sick Is Like a Vacation

I’ve noticed over the years that the time I can most relax and decompress is when I am sick. Something about that scenario does not seem right, but I wonder if I am the only one that has that experience? I don’t think so. You see, in a fairly 24/7 hyper-connected world, there aren’t a lot of times we have permission to totally disengage. Everyone talks about it, but not a lot of people actually do it. We’re living in an era that can make you feel that if you’re not engaged, you’re dead. Professionally, anyway. Silence equals death.

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Friends That Work Together?

Friends That Work Together?

I have the distinct pleasure of working with some women that I have known for years. They are incredibly smart, really fun and down to earth. I trust them implicitly, and the best part of all is that on most occasions we can ‘read each other’s mail.’ It’s basically a real relief to not have to train them in the ways of public relations.

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Age = Expertise: Don't Waste It

Age = Expertise: Don't Waste It

I am now a few years over the 50-year old line. So far age has been kind to me - in terms of health and overall energy. And that’s a good thing, because I have never been so energized around my work. Malcom Gladwell’s book ‘Outliers’ talks about the ‘ten-thousand hour rule,’ basically, it takes at least that long doing something fairly consistently to gain any type of expertise.

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Holidays: Important? Really?

Holidays: Important? Really?

Everyone loves them, well almost everyone. When you’re working at full tilt, a holiday can actually be a nuisance, throwing you off your game, interrupting your best-laid plans. Sometimes it feels more productive to work in overdrive mode, even though you can feel your adrenals are just about to give up on you. But if health is in the heart then a holiday is an essential. 

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Working From Home: Paradise, Prison, or Both?

Working From Home: Paradise, Prison, or Both?

I have the feeling that everyone thinks that working from home is like a get out of jail free card.  And why wouldn't they?  You can work in your jammies, rock out to Carly Rae Jepsen (no judgement), sneak in a Broad City clip for a pick me up, or even pop a batch of cookies in the oven just for kicks.

The reality is that working from home (WFH) successfully takes a rather large amount of discipline when it comes to planning, time management, boundaries and transitioning from "work-brain" to "home-brain."  Whether you WFH full-time, part-time, on the occasion Wee Savvy needs special accommodation, or even if you have trouble shutting off your smartphone at night, our WFH survival guide will make sure you get the most out of your at-home workdays and smoothly reclaim your home space.

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