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I Don’t Do Mondays! Part III – Mondays are a Mindset

May 27, 2020 | Communication, Leadership, Self Help, Time Management

This is the final post in a three-part series–why I don’t buy into all the negatives associated with Mondays. In Part 1, I shared my tips for prior planning: how a little forethought can help us avoid the Monday blues. In Part 2, I talked about setting boundaries--how to take more control so I  can start the week more productively. Today, I’ll cover the importance of mindset: what we can do to reframe the way we think about Mondays. WHY WE GET “A CASE OF THE MONDAYS” Changing our mindset about Mondays begins with understanding why they can be such…

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Health Care Facing New Obstacles in the Pandemic – And Possibly New Opportunities

May 19, 2020 | Business Development

Photo by Army Medicine on Flickr I remember one of the reasons I pursued a career in healthcare was because I saw it as an industry that was not affected by the economy. I learned that to be untrue pretty early in my career as I watched my employer, a small urgent care clinic in my hometown, be significantly affected by shrinking reimbursements by a shrinking local workforce due to the closing of multiple well-paying local factories. Proven Wrong Again I'm seeing this mindset as a myth once again. I see hospitals and health care systems suffer considerably due to…

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I Don’t Do Mondays: Part II -Set Boundaries and Keep Them!

May 12, 2020 | Uncategorized

This is the second in a three-part series--why I don’t “do” the dread associated with the first day of the week--and how we can make Mondays more productive. If you’ve ever had, to quote a line from Office Space “a case of the Mondays,” this series is meant to be the antidote. In Part 1, I discussed prior planning: how some forethought can help us stay ahead of some of the challenges that seem to plague most people’s Mondays. Today, I’ll focus on setting boundaries. Boundaries Lead to Freedom When it comes to protecting our time, the greatest enemy we…

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A Full Court Press on the Government Marketplace May Save Your Business

May 5, 2020 | Uncategorized

Photo by Penn State on Flickr We have all see what the Coronavirus has done to our economy. No one, me included, saw this coming or understood the effects a pandemic could have on how we do business. While the states and Federal government continue to sort out when and how we should start opening up the economy, two facts remain: The Federal government is the largest customer in the world. Yes, the world! History has shown the Federal government spends more money than usual in hopes of reviving the economy during recessions. The CARES ACT shows this pandemic is…

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