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The other day I was chatting with a friend who owns a small business. My friend was complaining that she’d pitched a prospective client that she was convinced would give her their business because she knew she was the best choice.  After all she said – and I’d have to agree – she worked harder and knew more about this client’s business than any competitor and she’s had more success in this industry than any of the competition. And yet in the end, and to her great surprise, the prospect chose

  “Feeling Gratitude and Not Expressing it is Like Wrapping a Present and Not Giving it”. – William Arthur Ward   I recently read an article in which Google CEO Larry Page was praised for being one of the most likable CEO’s in corporate America. You know why? Because according to the article, he’s good at expressing his appreciation for others and the work they do. In fact, I also came to learn that making a concerted effort to express gratitude in the workplace is baked into the Google culture

  We all get stuck from time to time. We get stuck in jobs we hate, in relationships we’ve outgrown, in routines that bore us and in habits we know we should break. The list goes on. At some point we realize we need to fix it. We NEED to make a change. -But then the question becomes, how? Well, I’ve found the key  to making a change is to start by changing your story. I know. You’re thinking, I came here for help. WTF are you talking about? A

  I can’t say enough about naps. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Ok maybe I may be a little obsessed. But here’s why. After my morning cup of coffee, I just don’t want any more caffeine during the day. It just doesn’t appeal to me. And yes, like you I do get to a point during the day when I just run out of steam. So, when that happens I find a little power nap, just 20 minutes or so, has a way of making me feel rejuvenated without the same crash

We all make mistakes. We screw up. We say and do things we regret, or we don’t do things we should have done. Maybe it’s that we didn’t step up, or show up, or lend an ear or a shoulder. And now, well, time has passed and it feels too awkward to say something. Maybe we feel we’ve moved on. Or, maybe we think the other person has moved on. So, we tell ourselves there’s no point. ..But, is that really true? Or, are we just rationalizing? The reality is

Annabel Monaghan is a lifestyle columnist whose work appears regularly in The Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. She is also the author of two novels for young adults: A Girl Named Digit(2012), and Double Digit (2014). She is also the co-author of Click! The Girls Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it Happen (2007). Annabel lives in Rye, N.Y., with her husband and three sons. But, what you REALLY need to know is that Annabel has a special gift for finding the humor in just about any situation, like the

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