3…2…1…Go!

A positive person is able to accomplish more at work than a negative person. Agree or disagree?    Various Scriptures would lead us to agree: Proverbs 17:22: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Philippians 2:14: “Do all things without grumbling or questioning.” Psalm 118:24: “This is the day that the Lord has …

Review/Preview

As we continue delving into how to maximize your potential at work, another practical tool I’ve found very useful is a simple exercise called Review/Preview. While the exercise is simple, as with other such exercises, many people don’t have the discipline to apply it.    Here are a couple of Biblical groundings for the exercise: Genesis 1:31 (NIV) states, “God …

What have you done for me lately?

I can’t begin to count the number of people I’ve spoken with over the years who feel that their boss either doesn’t seem to appreciate what they do at work, or even worse, they feel their boss doesn’t really have a clue as to what they actually do! Unfortunately, most managers/supervisors aren’t actually very good at managing/supervising.  While they would …

A Formula for Joy!

Probably the most popular Christmas tune on the topic of joy is the familiar carol, “Joy to the World,” with its lyrics: Joy to the World! The Lord is comeLet earth receive her King!Let every heart prepare Him roomAnd heaven and nature singAnd heaven and nature singAnd heaven, and heaven and nature sing Since one of the four themes for …

Hope During the Holidays

The holiday season has just begun. Black Friday is already in the rearview mirror. Christmas decorations are going up, and carols are filling the air. But this season doesn’t feel “merry” for everyone. If you are experiencing a transition of any kind during the holidays, like: a period of job loss a time when you know you need to find …

Unemployed During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season, a time of joy, activity, shopping, parties with lots of food, cookies, candy and, of course, family gatherings. I love the holidays, but when you don’t have a job, the first reaction is to not feel quite as merry as in previous years. All sorts of thoughts run through your head and you might be saying …

I’m Not Alone!

Loneliness is hard. We were not built by God to be alone; we need to be in community. Job seekers struggle every day with loneliness in two significant ways. They spend a lot of time alone. They are separated from the people they used to work with, whom they probably spent more time with than they did their family. Where …