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How to Stop Being Busy and Become Productive For Real

by Amy Steinberg · Published Apr 10, 2018 · Last updated Apr 10, 2018

There are many definitions of the word “busy,” but the one that seems to resonate in today’s world is “doing enough things during one’s day that it is hard to imagine fitting anything else in.” Rather than saying “fine,” or “I’m doing well,” when asked about one’s life, it has…

Can Stress Be a Good Thing? The Surprising Benefits of Stress

by Amy Steinberg · Published Apr 3, 2018 · Last updated Apr 3, 2018

“I’m so stressed.” “Don’t stress out.” “This stress is killing me.” Stress gets a bad reputation. We talk about its impact on everything from our hearts to our sleep to our relationships. We find ways to eliminate it through meditation and medication. We blame it for our worst days and…

9 Ways to Spot a Great Communicator

by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 27, 2018 · Last updated Mar 27, 2018

Communicating is important and essential to make it through all aspects of your life. It is one of the most important skills that a person can possess. Former author and presidential speechwriter James Humes once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Communication not only plays a fundamental…

Finding Patience in an Instant Society

by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 20, 2018 · Last updated Mar 20, 2018

In a day and age of “click and get” patience is a forgotten virtue. You may have heard someone say that they are not a patient person. They’re right; they aren’t patient. None of us are. Patience is something we must learn and practice; it’s not something that we are…

Do You Need a Time Out from Technology?

by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 13, 2018 · Last updated Mar 13, 2018

Our smartphones, tablets, and laptops are communication devices; created to keep us connected to business and people, making our lives easier and more efficient. Technology has become a necessary part of our daily lives; they are convenient and accessible for nearly everything we need or want to do. But have…

How to Be Curious: Commitment to Exploration and Expansion

by Amy Steinberg · Published Feb 27, 2018 · Last updated Feb 28, 2018

Sometimes we get stuck in routines about what we know and have trouble breaking out into curiosity. What happens when we stop asking questions or looking outside our individual knowledge base for the answers? Advancement in science depends on two things: basic questions and applications. Once something is invented and…

Perfection is Unattainable – Progress is Within Your Reach!

by Amy Steinberg · Published Feb 20, 2018 · Last updated Feb 20, 2018

Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Yet, many people are paralyzed by perfection. After all, perfectionism sounds great: who doesn’t want to be perfect? However, aiming for perfection is a great way to become disillusioned and unsatisfied. Why? Simply because, as Salvador Dali…

Six Tips for Using Data to Make Decisions

by Amy Steinberg · Published Feb 13, 2018 · Last updated Feb 13, 2018

“A point a view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.” – Marshall McLuhan The Harvard Business Review (HBR) reports that “Companies are vacuuming up data to make better decisions about everything from product development and advertising to hiring.” Here is why: according to McAfee, “Data and algorithms…

Momentum: The Secret Ingredient Behind Success

by Amy Steinberg · Published Feb 6, 2018 · Last updated Feb 6, 2018

Have you hit that sweet spot where both your personal life and career are clicking? It just may be that you’re on a roll, or you recently rekindled that spark within yourself. Perhaps instead you feel as if you’ve hit the “pause” button and need help getting back on track. In…

8 Ways to Rekindle the Spark Within Ourselves and Those Around Us

by Amy Steinberg · Published Jan 30, 2018 · Last updated Jan 30, 2018

You consider yourself a typically positive person, and yet some days you just seem to lack that bounce in your step, that enthusiasm for the day or week ahead. If your tendency is to take that lack of motivation to heart, remember that we live busy lives surrounded by a…