Friday afternoon I receive a text that simply said, “Scott’s dead, heart attack.” I repeated out loud, “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!” more times than I can remember. Still, it’s inadequate.
We humans often fall prey to this common thought: “It’s all about me!” It may be in a self-conscious way, like when you walk into a room and think “everyone is looking at me.” Or, it may be in a self-judging way, that causes anxiety in the middle of the night; You lay awake recounting […]
The Heat!!!! This week the temperature hit 100 degrees in Little Rock, Arkansas, and irritability has run amok. Is there science to back up this claim. Yes. In August, 2013, Nature published a study that reported the following: Analyzing 60 quantitative studies across fields as disparate as archaeology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science and […]
Last Thursday was FLAG DAY. Thank you President Woodrow Wilson! For the last decade on Flag Day, I have joined local celebrity DJ Bob Robbins on the radio to hand out flags. Each year, we set up a tent on the asphalt parking lot and try to stay cool as we can while we visit and […]
Many bosses steer clear of play at work, and my managers have warned me many times to chill out, but I can’t. I love to laugh! Some benefits of laughter are the reduction in stress hormones, strengthening of the immune system, promotion of creativity, and exercise for your heart and abdomen. According to a study […]
I say all the time how lucky I am to be my own boss. But, there are some pretty big responsibilities that go with being the boss, and a big one is hiring well. It is more than just fitting the right person in the right position, it is also about making sure that new […]