Emotional Management Skills

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Emotional Management Skills

I woke up last Monday with a plan. I had all my work scheduled out and every intention to get it done. Did that happen? Nope. The day kicked-off with internet outages. Next, I got an email asking if I had the availability for additional work. And, my colleague, who I was collaborating on a […]

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Think Done Instead of Perfect

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Think Done Instead of Perfect

Back in college, I had a professor who accused me of just “sailing by.” What she meant was that I wasn’t really applying myself and that I was doing the bare minimum to graduate. In a way, she was right. But, that’s because I adopted a philosophy that I still adhere to today — done […]

The Art of Better Habits

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Art of Better Habits

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation,” Will Durant, and not Aristotle, wrote in The Story of Philosophy in 1926. We “do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence — but rather we have these virtues because we have acted rightly; these virtues are formed in man by doing his actions; […]

It’s OK to Take a Break-Even if You’re an Entrepreneur

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Friday, February 21st, 2020

It’s OK to Take a Break-Even if You’re an Entrepreneur

There seems to be a serious epidemic among entrepreneurs. Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned vet, there’s a mentality that we have to work more than 40 hours per week. There are times when that’s the case. Let’s say that you’re launching a new product or service. You should definitely expect to be putting in […]

Plan to Handle Your Stress Better

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Plan to Handle Your Stress Better

We are a stressed-out nation. According to Gallup, 55 percent of Americans are stressed during the day. In case you’re curious, that’s 20 percent higher than the world average of 35 percent. Let’s all plan to handle our stress better this year. While we have our own reasons for being stressed-out, it could be work-related […]

Learn How to Concentrate Your Focus

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Learn How to Concentrate Your Focus

The late, great writer Kurt Vonnegut once said, “The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration.” He was 100 percent spot on. Here is how to concentrate your focus. Concentration, which is defined as “the action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort,” plays an essential role in every facet […]

The Psychological Benefits of Working Less

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The Psychological Benefits of Working Less

Recently I caught up with a close friend because he recently bought a new home. While it was a painless experience, he did tell me an entertaining story about his younger brother. His little brother graduated from university last spring, and he’s now a part of the daily grind. You know how it is — […]

Chinese Calendar

Deanna Ritchie

Calendar

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Chinese Calendar

What is the Chinese Calendar? The Chinese calendar, like the Hebrew calendar, is a lunisolar calendar. As defined by the Oxford Dictionary, a lunisolar calendar is when a calendar year is divided “according to the phases of the moon, but adjusted in average length to fit the length of the solar cycle.” For those unfamiliar […]

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