The Green-Eyed Monster: How to Squash Envy by Finding #Hope and #Happiness in Others’ #Success

As much as we hate to admit it, we’ve all been jealous a time or two when friends, relatives, or complete strangers acquire or achieve something we most desire. Envy can turn into disappointment or rage, especially if we’ve worked long and hard (with little or no results) while the other party triumphs quickly with little effort.  It can be difficult to smile and congratulate someone else knowing deep down we wish it was us.

But it can be us!

At the age of eighteen, I worked my first grown-up job. Among a group of ten or twelve office workers, one older lady stood out to me.   She didn’t say much.  But when she did, it was brief and profound.

One of my co-workers didn’t receive the promotion she’d hoped.  Disappointment is an understatement for her reaction to the news.  But, the older lady told her, Continue reading “The Green-Eyed Monster: How to Squash Envy by Finding #Hope and #Happiness in Others’ #Success”

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The Rules of Procrastination — Sophie Speaks Up

We’ve all been there. Slacking, putting things off, brain fritz, you name it. Procrastination hits us at one time or another.  No matter how many times we “pencil” things on the calendar or set phone reminders, we find something to distract or pull us in the opposite direction. No amount of self pep talks work.  We’ll find an excuse.  That’s the determination.  Too bad that same determination can’t drive us toward productive writing.

The excerpt below is a humorous take on procrastination from Sophie Speaks Up.  Check out the rest in the link below. I’m sure many of you can relate just as I can.

I mean, excuses. 1) Thou shall not call it procrastination. Instead, call it “writer’s block.” You simply ran out of creative juices to continue working on your project. How are you supposed to do anything if you ran out of ideas and don’t feel creative anymore, right? 2) You’re NOT just watching random YouTube videos, […]

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