High Five – Happy Monday!

“Today is just a good day in disguise!”

So it’s Monday. Maybe it’s raining. Maybe it’s sunny. No matter. You can wake up happy if you’re practicing being positive.


“Today is just a good day in disguise!”

Give yourself something to wake up happy for…go for a walk, do yoga, meditate, write in a journal, read a favorite blog. Do something positive to be more positive.

Think of Monday as if it were disguised as Friday and Be Happy!


High Five – Start to be Great

Thinking of the week ahead, this quote from Zig Ziglar made sense: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.”


“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.”

If you’re like me Sundays are for preparing meals, scheduling the work week, appointments, exercise and volunteer time. So much of my life is in the planning! But for me, this is my “start,” my game plan, if you will. I make lists and have spreadsheets. I know it sounds tedious; but it really does relieve stress and make my week go so much smoother.

About Health had a really good post featuring details on list making and stress management.

Use whatever method works for you to plan the week ahead. Less stress means a more positive attitude. And positive leads to good changes. Look forward to Monday, it’s already planned and that will leave you plenty of time to start to be great.


30 Days of Positive

It is my goal to write a post each day about positive things that happen by starting with a quote or comment!

Life can be full of so many NON-positive things and sometimes it’s hard to “count your blessings,” as it were. Instead of thinking, “I only ran two miles this morning (read: should have run 3!).” Think positively and say: “I ran 2 MILES this morning! Wow, last year this time, I couldn’t run for 2 minutes, let alone 2 miles. I’ve improved!”

It’s all in your perspective.

I intend to change mine, hopefully yours, too. At least maybe make you laugh along the way. Stay tuned.

Where am I now?

At the end of July, I took a leap of faith (and pulled some savings!) to attend a training class in Atlanta. The training would allow me to become a certified MBTI facilitator, meaning that I could administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment to individuals and groups. After a week of meeting some extraordinary people and learning more about the psychology of personality than I learned in 4 years as an undergrad, I now have an MBTI certification. CPP, the company who handled the training, was exceptional and has been a constant partner in my site setup.

I look forward to gaining experience with the powerful new tool!

Human Resources – Hot Job in 2013

Computer Analysts, Accountants and Marketing Specialists joined Human Resources as the top 4 hot jobs of 2013. Computer analysts will be needed to handle “Big Data” while Marketing Specialists find growth markets in social media and Accountants are required for money management and audits. Human Resources will be responsible for recruiting and keeping employees engaged in a talent-starved economy.

The post from HRNews Daily states that “20 percent growth is predicted for the next five years” for Human Resource professionals.

Click here to review the full HRNews Daily post.