The Perks of Being Grateful

3 benefits that will convince you to be more grateful

‘Thank You’ are some of the first words we are taught as children. Growing up, most of us were taught to say thank you as a common courtesy for when somebody gives us something, does a favor for us or helps us in some way. Others learn to give thanks for daily blessings like saying grace before dinner and thanking God before bedtime. Gratefulness, however, isn’t just a matter of speaking words, it comes with an attitude towards life and the things we possess.

Here are some of the benefits of being grateful-

Careers in SA InstituteI will be speaking at that Careers in Student Affairs Institute on Resume Workshop and Interviewing Skills. I am excited to present to Student Affairs professionals and help them further their career.

Date: October 24, 2015
Time: 08:30am-04:00pm
Event: Careers in Student Affairs Institute
Topic: Resume Workshop and Interviewing Skills
Sponsor: College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC)
Venue: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Public: Public

I am excited to be speaking to Colorado State University’s Office of the Vice President for University Operations on how to reduce anxiety, stress, and time spent on email.

I am looking forward to helping them decrease their time on email at least 30 minutes a day!

Date: September 28, 2015
Time: 12:00-01:30 p.m.
Event: Colorado State University - University Operations
Topic: Tame Your Inbox: Control Your Email So Your Email Doesn't Control You
Sponsor: Colorado State University - University Operations
Venue: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Public: Private

Dramatically Increase Your Focus and Productivity With A Tomato Timer

The Pomodoro Technique

I am constantly asked by friends and those I work with for productivity tips and tricks. The Pomodoro Technique is one of my favorite and most successful tips. Why? Because it is all about FOCUS.

I use the Pomodoro Technique on a daily basis to write blog posts, complete work projects, limit my time on email, and move my PhD work forward.

I am excited to be speaking to Colorado State University’s Admissions Office on how to reduce anxiety, stress, and time spent on email.

Date: August 14, 2015
Time: 11:00-12:00
Event: Colorado State University - Admissions
Topic: Tame Your Inbox: Control Your Email So Your Email Doesn't Control You
Sponsor: Colorado State University - Department of Admissions
Venue: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Public: Private

17 Of The Best Leadership Quotes, EVER!

These quotes will inspire you to be a better leader

I dare you to find a better leadership quote than the ones listed below.

Anyone who knows me, understands how much I love quotes and I love leadership. So why not a post on leadership quotes. Hopefully they will inspire you to be a better leader for yourself and those around you. 

Everyone Needs a Vacation Every Now and Then

6 Reasons You MUST Take a Vacation NOW

I don’t know about you but every now and then I need a vacation…from work, from classes, housework, (insert any number of things here), etc. For some it’s the grind of the day-to-day and for others it’s just the time of year but everyone needs a vacation…even you. And below I’ll tell you why.

If you’re like me, you like..NO…LOVE vacations.

The Results of My 2015 Reader Survey And What I Learned From You

Last month I launched my 2015 Reader Survey. This was the first time I decided to create a reader survey for my blog and I am so glad I did it.

Let me just start of by saying THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey.

This survey has helped me create a “reader profile” (it’s really the demographics of “most” of my readers). Now, by all means, this profile is not every reader but just how a typical reader might identify. Here are the results of the survey:

Jump Start Your Day With This One Simple Life Hack

BONUS - 3 benefits from doing it!

I am often asked by those I work with or coach. “How can I get more energy to become more productive?” Now there is no magic pill or bullet for this but there are some steps you can take. And this one simple life hack is something you have been told before, it’s available to you, you can do right now and it costs very little money if anything at all.


Drink water first thing in the morning and drink more of it throughout the day. I personally