New Year's resolution

My New Year’s Resolution: No More Coulda, Shoulda, Wouldas

On the dot of midnight this evening, the brilliantly lighted ball will drop in New York’s Times Square in front a million freezing people, ushering in 2019. I wish a fairy godmother would sprinkle some gold dust on my head at 12 o’clock and make all my dreams come true, but that is not likely to happen.

Instead of reflecting back on 2018 and all the things I could have done, I’m determined to look forward. I owe my New Year’s resolution to my brother, and I’ve adopted it for the past few years. It seems to be working for me.

I highly recommend it to you if you’re looking back and wondering how you could have made things better for yourself, your family or your company this past year.

Here it is:

No more coulda, shoulda, wouldas

I coulda done that if I had tried harder. I shoulda done that and it would have made such a difference in my life. I woulda done that if only I had (fill in the blank).

Anguishing over what could have been is such a time waster and morale killer. Don’t do it to yourself.

I’m not a perfect person and no doubt my business could be better, my life could be better and I could be better. But you know what? Look what I have: clients that I like and respect, a loving family, a circle of dear friends, and business relationships that I cherish. They are more important than any amount of money.

The New Year brings with it new challenges, as always. I’m looking forward to what will be, not at what could have been. So ring in the New Year. My life is looking good. Hope yours is, too.


Peace in the world

A Holiday Wish for Peace and Prosperity in the World

My best wishes to you for a joyous and happy holiday with your family and loved ones. Millions of people around the world are caught in the crossfire of deadly conflicts and once again will go to sleep hungry and without roofs over their heads.

My fervent wish this holiday season is for more joy and prosperity for those in need and peace in the world. World Food Program USA supports the lifesaving work of the United Nations World Food Programme, the leading agency fighting hunger in the world.

I just donated — it’s the holiday gift that is most meaningful to me this year.

Millennials want a friendly workplace and work-life balance

What Millennials Want in the Workplace

If you employ Millennials, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out what they want out of life and their careers. Their needs are different from previous generations, who were grateful to have a job when times were tough and happy working in a traditional workspace even when jobs were plentiful.

But that’s not the expectation of Millennials – those born between 1986 and 1991. Their values and expectations are quite different from those of the generations before them. They are among the country’s most innovative and tech-savvy workers and know what they want. Read More→

Donate to Meals on Wheels this Thanksgiving

Feed Someone at Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving I will give thanks for my good fortune. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and a wonderful family and friends. But others — even in my own community — go hungry every day.

I was dismayed to learn that 6.9 million seniors live in poverty and nearly 9 million face the threat of hunger. I just donated to Meals on Wheels, a community based program that helps meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors.

If it helps even one senior to enjoy a hot meal this Thanksgiving, I’ll feel better about myself for having done something. Maybe you’d like to donate towards a meal for another senior — here is the link.

Thanks to my loyal followers, my fellow bloggers, my family, and my friends for your continued support. I am very blessed.