Can we become a new version of ourselves this year?

Can we become ourselves 2.0., a new version of us that can be better than who we are today? Why should we become a 2.0 version of us? As we are focusing on becoming more authentic in our lives, we should ask ourselves what exactly motivates us to make these changes? Are you tired of the same things, is your tribe bringing you what your spirit seeks? Do you feel fulfilled in your life? How far have you come, how far are you willing to go? If you are in the process of creating a vision board, have you focused on …

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What expectation do you have for your children?

In today’s essay I would like to discuss the expectation parents have for their children. Through the ages parents have set up expectation for their children. For example, if you were a farmer, your farm would be passed on to your children. For many centuries parents have had goals for their children and some parents still have expectations for them. I am now asking the questions to you. Did your parents had expectation regarding what career you should have? Did you follow their expectations, or did you change and follow what you wanted to do? When I was growing up, my mother …

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Stay off my food Part 2: The luncheons

The food in the fridge is mine not yours! I was working in the company where we had kitchenette on each floor and it was great. When we moved upstairs we had access to a kitchenette it was safe to put our food in the refrigerator. Six month later, we had to move back downstairs to our old location. The kitchenette this time, was located by the entry of the floor, we started to put our own food and beverage in it with our name on it. I started to bring 5 bottles of water each day, since we did …

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Stay off my food Part 1: Candies temptations

Let’s have some fun, it is time to talk about a subject that should make everyone smile. Why you may ask? Because you know someone who is doing it or you are the one doing it…… It is time to talk about food in the workplace, I would like to share some stories. Treats in a workplace The walking candy bowl! I used to work with Kathy, she was to me not only a beautiful person but a candid spirit. She had in her office three beautiful dishes on a cabinet. Each dish had a different candy (M&M chocolate, M&M …

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Etiquette for your first job Part 2

For the newly fresh out of school person, you need to take a few things into considerations from this true story. When applying for a job make sure you have a full grasp of the job description. During your initial interview with the hiring manager, have them explain to you the job in details. Ask for their expectations of the candidate they would like in that position. If you are lacking one specific skills, take the time to learn it or like I would say “get a crash course” so when you are on the job you can at least …

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Etiquette for your first job Part1

I would like to share this story about a first job, this story happened recently. I think it is important to share it with anyone who will be working in the corporate world. Entering the corporate world can be extremely exciting especially if you are landing your first job. You finally got the opportunity to apply for a position and got hired. Jennifer submitted her resume for a position as a marketing coordinator. Her resume was selected among others, she passed her first interview. She was selected for the second round of interviews. I was in the interview with the …

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What is the wildest thing you did at work?

I had to go there today, since I am still feeling a little mischievous from yesterday’s blog. I would like to know what has been the wildest thing you have done at work. How much fun was it to do? I have worked in different places around the world. I used to work at the Cub Med. If you do not know what the Club Med is, it was created in the late 50’s. They are villages where you go to spend your vacations, there are activities you can do during the day depending on the location of the village you choose. …

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How to properly dress at work

I am going to share a couple of stories about dress code: Before 1995 most corporations never had a casual day. In the spring of 1995 corporations took a big leap to have Casual Friday. It was a big deal at that time, employees were able to actually wear jeans one day a week. During the week ties weren’t required, a pair of slacks, nice shirts or polo became acceptable. I was at that time starting to work in the corporate world, hearing this news was a big deal. So, started Casual Friday, at first it wasn’t bad at all but …

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A reflecting moment in the life of a warrior

As I am sitting in my office watching the sunrise through the windows, a fresh coat of snow is covering the ground, the furnace is working, heating my home. I am reflecting on how far I have come the past few months, and what direction I am taking this year. Life has not been a smooth ride, but I am in the right place at the right time. The Universe has given me so many opportunities the past few years, but my fears/ego was too strong, I was frozen, scared to make a move. My faith in myself was strong but not strong enough …

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Stop smoothing around say what you have to say!

Lately I feel that some individuals are still not getting the message, we need to be authentic stop trying to be smooth operators. When you are speaking with subordinates or customers do not spend your time comparing your company with other companies. Giving your “speech” is not going to inspire anyone. You are not speaking from the heart but from your ego. If you are telling someone we have made some changes, please list at least 2 or 3 changes, we are not gullible. Be transparent, show what the company has done so far. Employees and customers will know if you …

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