Archive for May, 2010

The Drama Of Working For An Entrepreneur

May 30th, 2010 in Personal Growth, Work[ No Comments ]

I have my own business so have a different perspective about entrepreneurs.   In the past, I was an employee of an owner-occupied business and today this is my business niche.   I definitely prefer being a consultant rather than an employee.

How do you deal with an owner or a difficult manager who is unreasonable, demanding and driven and expects you to be an entrepreneur when you want to be an employee and have a life of your own outside of the business?  I know this last sentence quickly sums up the feelings most employees have when working in this type of environment.   Now, not all owners create unreasonable expectations, but if you are in one, you understand unreasonable.

People, Places and Things That Bother Me

May 23rd, 2010 in Book Selections, Relationships[ No Comments ]

Do you ever get frustrated, annoyed or angry with another person?   Silly question…isn’t it.  We all react to people, places or things in our lives that don’t seem to work for us.  Some things that bother me:

  • The bus ride that made me late for a client’s meeting, 
  • having to wait on line, 
  • healthy food is much more expensive than junk food and is rarely on sale, 
  • wet weather that permeates every cell of my body and I just can’t get warm, 
  • someone not doing what they promised

Is Peace Possible (cont’d)

May 16th, 2010 in Book Selections, Personal Growth[ No Comments ]

I’ve spoken to several people since writing my last post “Is Peace Possible?”The responses varied from blank reactions, in agreement with me, or “be a realist and that peace is not possible.”   Where does the truth lie — in our own beliefs around the possibility of peace in the world and our willingness to be partners in change?

Is Peace Possible?

May 8th, 2010 in Book Selections, Family, Personal Growth, Relationships[ 3 Comments ]

I was trying to write a post on another topic while listening to a new CD I purchased by Zade.    An impossible task…I must write about what I’m experiencing right now.

I happened upon this wonderful artist by chance on a Public TV station that was showing: “One Night in Jordan…A Concert for Peace.”  Was it chance…I’m not a believer of chance, but rather I needed to hear this man’s music.

Zade’s piano playing, as well as his intention behind his music, creates tears in my eyes from the pure enjoyment of emotions filling me when listening to his music.

Do You Feel Powerless?

May 1st, 2010 in Personal Growth, Work[ 3 Comments ]

I’ve been thinking how we generally accept that there are areas of our lives that we are powerless to control.  We feel that we have no control over the crazy boss, bills, our partner’s habits, or what our children do.  We have no power to choose in some situations.  Yet is that true?

I’ve certainly had a boss from the pits, who was constantly unhappy with whatever I did, loved to let me know and was controlling.  It was no fun and to be honest I didn’t really handle it well.  I vacillated between trying to keep a safe distance and doing my best or giving up and not really trying as hard.    I definitely felt powerless with this person.   Yet was that true?