Are you, or someone you know, unhappy in your career? Grace McCready uncovers three lethal lies that many of us have bought into at one time or another and shows us how to stop believing lies about our careers. Continue Reading
How to Restore the Whistle in Your Work
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go… Remember the seven dwarfs singing as they headed off to work? Does that describe your Monday mornings?
Unfortunately, many of us view work as a necessary evil. Though the curse certainly added sweat and thorns to our labor, work is not part of the curse.Continue Reading
What Was Your Favorite Christmas Gift?
Christmas often resurrects memories of childhood and Christmas past. Do you remember a favorite Christmas gift? Today, Cynthia Baughan Wheaton shares about her favorite Christmas present. I asked her to share because she also has a book that will interest many of you in this time of economic change. Now here’s Cynthia.
My Favorite Christmas Gift
For years – actually, decades – I considered one Christmas present to be my obvious favorite. When I was eight, Santa left me a Deluxe Reading Dream Kitchen, a long name for what I have simply called my Barbie kitchen. Incredibly, the fashion-doll-scale plastic kitchen had a working sink and dishwasher, light-up burners, a turning rotisserie in the oven, table settings and detailed food. An incredible set with 176 pieces! No wonder I was speechless as I took it all in. I was almost afraid to touch anything because it was so wonderful.Continue Reading
How to Protect Your Work From Loss
The pit of my stomach rehashed my loss. I replayed the scenario chiding myself for not being more assertive. I’d told the Apple tech my computer stored all of my talks, articles, manuscripts, records—and much more. “Please don’t wipe it clean unless you know my backup has them.”
He glanced at the back-up and said, “You’re fine.”
“You can see the files?” I pressed.
“You’re good. Your files will be back in two hours,” he said.
Ten techs and as many days later, no one had been able to retrieve my files. The tech at another company listened to my story and pointed to a poster that reminded everyone to “back up your backup.” Where had this warning been when I needed it?
Our Work Will Be Tested
It hurts to lose your work. Even burning a home-cooked meal stings. The Bible warns us against the pain of loss.Continue Reading