The Smartest 15 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

Anyone who has spent some time working in a customer service field knows just how quickly things can turn ugly. Learning to deal with difficult people it a valuable life lesson learned. Usually, it starts simply. Something might not have been ready on time. The product purchased might have failed. It might just be a […]

Why You Should Drop Back And Punt

Lesson 15: I’ve Learned that sometimes you sprint for the goal line, and sometimes you fall back and punt. If you know me at all, you are probably a little surprised that this I’ve Learned installment is starting with a sports metaphor. It’s not that I don’t like sports. Watching football with a group of […]

Why Be Patient When Working Towards Success

Success takes time. Time requires that you be patient. Patience is not always easy to achieve, but it is possible. The last few weeks have truly tested my mettle and patience. A severe chest cold knocked me on my butt. Then, just when I thought I was going to recover, the pollen explosion sent me […]

12 Steps to a Happy Family

12 Steps to a Happy Family Everyone strives to have a happy family. Today’s world throws a lot at families that makes this an ever challenging goal. You have likely seen the good news posted by some “experts” that divorce rates are down. Unfortunately, those reports are only telling part of the story. While it […]

12 Awesome Motivational Quotes You Should Know

It’s often not easy. Most of the time it is very difficult. There will be obstacles, but the final success will make you forget them. It’s a life lesson you need to learn. Sometimes a motivational quote is just the push you need. Here we will discuss 12. Learning life lessons is essential if you […]

Words Do Real Damage – 3 Questions to Ask Before Speaking

Words Do Real Damage – 3 Questions to Ask Before Speaking Words do real damage. Sometimes we learn this life lesson by things that are said to us, and sometimes by words we say to someone else. Once a word is spoken, it can never be taken back. Even the most sincere apologize will never […]

7 Reasons to Never Give Up

7 Reasons to Never Give Up There are many ways to be taught a life lesson. Often the best teacher is also the most painful. Trials, struggles and adversities can teach a great deal if we can survive them. The key is to never give up. Quotes are important to me. I love to write […]

4 Ways to Beat Procrastination – With Frogs

4 Ways to Beat Procrastination – With Frogs Have you had your frog this morning? That probably sounds a little insane, unless, of course, you are someone who likes to have frogs for breakfast. Hey, it’s possible. Maybe. Let’s try another question. Are you buried in to-dos today? If you are a blogger, writer, mom, […]

Why You Should Always Say, “I Love You”

Why You Should Always Say, “I Love You” For years I have scribbled short notes to myself regarding life lessons learned along the way. I have a box that is full of those notes. They are the reminders that even in the worst times there are important lessons to be learned. Many people have the […]

What I Learned From the Cider House Rules

I’ve learned that even with an abundance of planning, sometimes the journey chooses you.