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The Act Of Showing Up Still Matters

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Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash  Working hard and showing up are not the same thing. Both things are important. Even in a world that can look like a cube farm and where everyone is looking at computers all day and wearing headphones, engagement and relationships matter. When a friend was fired, he was shocked. WTF! He was […]

Brave Souls Deserve A Raise

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Photo by Philip Swinburn on Unsplash  Certain jobs make me say to myself, “However much that person is being paid, it is not enough.” When I sit in my office on the twenty­-third floor and I see the guy outside my window washing it, it’s a no‑brainer that I think he should get a raise. Coal miners deserve […]

There’s No Such Thing As “At The End of The Day”

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Photo by Ian McGowan on Unsplash  The end of the day happens every day. It is predictable. But the phrase “at the end of the day” is so ubiquitous that it seems to be news that each day ends. Politicians use it, children use it, but most of all, people who are work-ing use it. I think it […]