6 Tips on How To Negotiate A Raise

6 Tips on How To Negotiate A Raise
It’s not a fair world. I was optimistically raised to believe the opposite, that if you do the right things in life, career, etc, the rewards will automatically come. I didn’t believe I had to negotiate anything. This became a stumbling block in the early part of my career. I was talented and smart, and ...

Free Time #2: Why TODO Lists Fail

Free Time #2: Why TODO Lists Fail
Quick intro: This post is part of a five part series on creating Free Time. To read from the beginning, check out this post: If You Want Free Time, Start Here.  Are you a big TODO lister? You know who you are! Perhaps, like I used to, you compulsively make lists of tasks that you ...

What You Don’t Do That Causes You Disappointment

Disappointment abounds. My friend and I are having lunch and we are discussing a number of tragic stories we’ve heard recently in our circle of friends: Elderly parents: They have put their family first through their lives. They are hard working, both had jobs, well respected and liked. Their adult son is a disappointment. His ...

Free Time #1: Create A Vision Not A Discipline

Free Time #1: Create A Vision Not A Discipline
Quick intro: This post is part of a five part series on creating Free Time. To read from the beginning, check out this post: If You Want Free Time, Start Here.  I hated to clean the house. Really hated it. There are so many better things I should be doing with my time, and yet, ...

Free Time #0: If You Want Free Time, Start Here

Free Time #0: If You Want Free Time, Start Here
We’ve all got 24 hours in a day. Let’s say you sleep for 8 (lucky you) and then, you work for 8 either inside or outside the home, commute for at least 1, Cook/Eat/Bathe/Clean for 3, what have you got left? About 4 hours. If you’ve got children, tack on another 2 for caring for kids, ...