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3 Ways to Stop Burnout

Some days you just aren’t mentally as sharp or physically alert as you usually are.  You walk into your office feeling sluggish, tired, and a step behind.

Signs We Don’t Read: Falling Rocks

Photo Source: Shutterstock When we look at highly successful people, all we see is the image they present to us.  They appear composed, confident, and have the traditional signs of success – prominent job, high salary. Their lives seem to be under...

Signs We Don’t Read: Sharp Turn Ahead

I counted my pedal strokes one at a time, down, up, wiping sweat off my brow. One, two, three, four, five… Will this never end? …548, 549, 550! Counting kept my mind focused so I could make...

Signs We Don’t Read: HOV Lane

HOV – High Occupancy Vehicles.  To be in this lane, we must have at least one other person with us.  Only with a friend, relative or colleague can we speed by the scores of slow-moving vehicles, grinding their way through Houston gridlock.  As they weave in and out of lanes just...

Signs We Don’t Read – Maximum Load

It’s a new year and hopefully you’re feeling rested and energetic after enjoying a break during the holiday season.  Before you know it, however, the old schedule and the many commitments will build back up.  You’ll be tempted to say “yes”, and perhaps to too many things. You may also...

Conquering the Half: Applying Training Lessons for Workplace Success

Contributed by: Wood Mackenzie, A Verisk Business "The excitement around half marathons often is the same as at a marathon — except you get to go home early."Hal Higdon, legendary running guru and former world masters champion When I decided to...

Signs we don’t read: Silence please

Our world is noisy.  So noisy that, according to acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, there are fewer than ten places in the United States where you can go fifteen minutes without hearing man-made sound. Hempton’s life passion and purpose is for finding silence.   He believes earth’s natural sounds...

Lean In Energy celebrating National Mentoring Month

Ever since we launched Pink Petro, people have asked why we built it as a for-profit business, rather than a nonprofit organization. The answer is simple: Women are not a charity case.  They are a business imperative for the future...

Just say NO to New Year’s resolutions

New Year's resolutions? Not again! Don't you remember what happened last time? I don't know about you, but for me, New Year's resolutions always come with a big bat: I resolve to do something, I stop doing it, and I beat myself up...

Career Tips Over Coffee: Find Your Strength

Normally when I write about your strengths, I’m referring to characteristics that you can leverage for career success. Today I’m focused on a different kind of strength.  I’m referring to that inner strength – the one that lies deeply within us, the strength that requires us to...

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