Regardless of how you may feel about Millennials, they are the ones who hold the keys to the future. Attracting and retaining the top talent from that generation is critical for businesses and organizations to grow.
I always start my presentations with a TA DA! The whole audience stands up. We count to three, stretch our hands high in the air and yell out “TA DA!” People laugh. Some audience members applaud. And then we do it again. We all need a TA DA.
After more than 1,700 events, I don’t think I have met one person who didn’t yell out a TA DA. I have seen accountants, lawyers, IT, sales people, maintenance men, truck drivers, surgeons, teachers, white collar, blue collar, and people from around the world all TA DA. If there is one thing we can all agree on, everyone likes positive support and appreciation. And that is the secret of TA DA. We all want to “TA DA!” We just don’t want to admit it.
Balance. The word is searched 40,500 per month in the U.S. according to one search engine tracker. It appears there are some folks out there feeling out of balance and wanting to find a way to achieve that seemingly elusive state of balance—which is purported to be so healthy. But why? Try to pause for a moment and think about what “balance” means. What comes to mind?
When the pain of what you are going through becomes greater than the fear of change, you change … but I recommend you avoid most of the pain, embrace the change and adjust.
Perhaps embracing change is not your nature. So how do you bring yourself to a place where change is less traumatic? The first step is to realize that change is always coming. It’s also helpful to acknowledge your emotions about the change ahead; don’t stuff your feelings! If you’re not honest about how you feel, you can easily end up resenting the need to comply with or adapt to the inevitable. Any resentment you harbor can negatively affect your ability to adjust quickly. It can also hamper your willingness to ask for help when needed. Don’t wait; learn the new way, and realize that it takes more guts to ask for help than it does to think you don’t need any help!
Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at the age of five. As a teenager, she lost what little vision remained due to surgical complications, and the straight-A student began a downward spiral into depression and hopelessness.
Houston Texas Speakers Bureau presents Todd Dewett at TEDxDayton 2014 discussing how to get over yourself!
Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presents Jason Young. Jason shares with Jeff Brady the insights into his book, The Culturetopia Effect.
As an entertaining leadership speaker and trainer, I’m passionate about bringing awareness to the importance of work-life balance for long term success. Leading edge companies aren’t afraid to remove the corporate thumb off employees heads and initiate a whole life culture. They understand work-life balance increases overall well-being and that increases their bottom line! In this article I will address what work-life balance is and why companies must implement it now. So as M.C. Hammer sings lets “break it down”.
Businessdirectory.com defines work-life balance as a comfortable state of equilibrium achieved between an employee’s primary priorities of their employment positions and their private lifestyle.
The short version – Employers helping workers cope better with the competing demands of work and family.
Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presents Michael Hoffman on “Focus on the Behavior”.
How do we motivate our people to the levels of productivity we all want? The secret is NOT in the reports…”
Is your life rocketing by? People often say (when I say ‘people,’ I mean me), “Where is time going?!?” Who the heck knows? Every time I turn around I get a “due for a dental visit” postcard. Wasn’t I just there last month? Six months seem to pass like six weeks. Are you with me on this? When a new season hits, it is always a surprise. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Valentine’s Day? July 4??
If you ever wonder where time is going, consider your wonder a gift. Just having the realization is key. [The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?] In that moment of clarity, STOP and evaluate whether you are in control of your time, or is your time controlling you?