Packing advice from a lapsed world traveler

Packing advice from a lapsed world traveler

It’s been several years since I traveled regularly, but I still remember all my tips and tricks for packing well. Besides, I do still have the family beach trip every year, and occasional weekend getaways to keep my packing prowess in shape. Here’s what I do to keep packing from becoming an overwhelming chore: Consider […]

7 tips to get that promotion

7 tips to get that promotion

I’ve had several promotions over my 16 years in retail. I started as a cashier and now I’m an assistant manager. I was also a Customer Service Manager, a Department Manager, and a Zone Supervisor. I’ve also helped several associates that I supervised receive promotions. Last year alone, I had five! So, I know a […]

How to create your bedtime routine

How to create your bedtime routine

I’ve read a lot about how important it is to have a bedtime routine, so for February commitments I decided to create one for myself. Here are a few things that I took into consideration when planning my routine: Think about how to simplify your morning My brain does not function when I first wake […]

8 Ways to be a Better Boss

8 Ways to be a Better Boss

I’ve been a supervisor for 15 years now. I made a lot of mistakes, but I’ve learned from them. I’ve also worked for a lot of managers over the years, and I’ve learned from their mistakes, and their triumphs too. I wanted to share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned, so here are […]

Quit being so hard on yourself!

Quit being so hard on yourself!

A while back I read this article at Wardrobe Oxygen about how women often make self-deprecating comments when they receive compliments. Most times women are putting themselves down even before someone comments on their appearance. It made me think about how I react to compliments. I often brush them aside, instead of just saying thanks. […]

One quote that made me a good boss

The quote that made me a good boss

Several years ago I read a quote about Sam Walton. It said that he was hard on performance, but easy on people. That quote always stuck with me, and I’ve tried my best to apply it to my own role as a supervisor. I want to look at these two principles and show you several […]

what-im-doing-to-improve-my-blog

What I’m doing to improve my blog

Making time to write or work on the blog each day This year I made my blog a priority again, and committed to working on the blog everyday. And working on the blog isn’t just writing, it includes many of the things listed below, as well as blog maintenance. If you want to see your […]