Showing posts from April, 2020


A few years ago, our kid watches an animation that featured mummies.  Being young, he recalls this experience and gets too scared to fall asleep by himself.  As he gets older, I try to motivate him to push through it, but I usually cave in. Yesterday was one such day.  He was upset by the mummies, but instead of going through a similar pattern that we had done several times before, he exclaimed that he was  born wrong .  No phrase can be more disturbing to me.  My kid questioning his own existence at the age of six because he's scared of mummies makes me question a lot. How can I make him more resilient?  How can I make him see that his weaknesses are something he can improve upon?  Maybe such an analysis is not necessary.  After all, kids don't understand the weight of such language, but such questions must be answered in all areas of life.  I owe it to myself, my family, my friends, and colleagues to be a source of strength and inspiration. 

3 Ways to Make Your Emails Clearer

If writing was easy, people wouldn't get paid to do it.  It's tough, and if you're like many of the people I have worked with over the years, you write emails with a lot of great information that nobody reads.  Eventually, you spend time clarifying this information in a meeting instead of doing the important task of brainstorming solutions. You are  busy .  Yes, you are.  You are a professional that cares about the work you do and as the adage goes — the reward for  good  work is  more  work.  Keeping that in mind, I'm going to give you and your team members something very precious — time. It will cause you to spend a little more time drafting your emails, but you will reap the benefits and look more professional. 1. Get to the Damn Point Readers want to know why you're sending an email to them.  If you do not make it clear why you have emailed them in the first paragraph, you have failed.  Take a look at the following example: Jacob, I know that Larry was doing som