How to Win Your Productivity Back and Own Your Workday

How to Win Your Productivity Back and Own Your Workday

Do you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done? Are you ending your workday wondering where all of your time has gone? Chances are, there are many of us who could stand to be more productive. Whether you realize it or not, we spend a lot of our time in unproductive and inefficient ways. Time slips through our fingers more easily than we realize, and this hinders us from achieving all that we’re capable of.

4 Best Ways Endurance Runners Can Utilize the Off Season

4 Best Ways Endurance Runners Can Utilize the Off Season

I have been waiting eagerly for it to finally feel and look like fall here in Tennessee. While most of the nation has seen the turning of leaves and a felt a chill in the air, we have only recently seen the colors begin to turn. This is a great time of the year. While it can be busy, it also means time with family and friends, great meals and get-togethers, and small reprieves and joys from the hustle and bustle of it all.

How to Stay Focused at Work During the Holiday Season Like a Champ

How to Stay Focused at Work During the Holiday Season Like a Champ

The holidays are a busy, distracted time. Whether your brain is going a mile a minute thinking of all of the shopping you have to get done, anxious to make it to the weekend, or fretting about hosting the next holiday bash, work is often the last thing on your mind. At the very least, you probably want to stop and catch your breath so that you can savor the season. Because of this, we often find ourselves feeling distracted and unmotivated at work.

6 Steps to Surviving the Holidays with Your Health on Track

6 Steps to Surviving the Holidays with Your Health on Track

The holidays are just around the corner, and with that comes health challenges galore. Whether it’s the temptation of grandma’s iconic pumpkin pie or your aunt’s fattening hit appetizers, the food temptations never cease. Get-togethers are rampant, and we eat...and eat...and eat again. Sweets are in no short supply, and we can’t seem to help but over-indulge.

6 Ways Leaders Craft Incredible Company Culture

6 Ways Leaders Craft Incredible Company Culture

Company culture is often taken for granted. It’s difficult to summarize company culture in a single definition—these intangible elements that create our working environments for better or for worse. One could call it the personality of your company—comprised of your mission, ethics, values, expectations, goals, and environment. These things add up and impact the day-to-day, who you hire, who stays, and how you operate.

The Gentleman's Etiquette Guide to the Gym

The Gentleman's Etiquette Guide to the Gym

The last thing we think about while at the gym, working up a sweat, pumping iron, and feeling testosterone surging through our veins...is etiquette. But, if we’re also honest, no one wants to be “that guy” at the gym, either. Too many people are blissfully unaware of how they’re really supposed to behave at the gym, and what is and isn’t acceptable.

The Best No-Mess Nutritional Snacks to Eat at the Office

The Best No-Mess Nutritional Snacks to Eat at the Office

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about sitting at my desk all day that makes me so hungry. Kidding. I don’t sit all that much (I’m a busy guy!). But I definitely remember those days, and still have them from time to time, when the desk is just a necessity. And when you’re staring at a screen, sorting through a sea of emails, making dozens of calls, or writing your next best-seller...something about it really stirs up the appetite.

Debunking 6 Lies Ineffective Leaders Tell Themselves

Debunking 6 Lies Ineffective Leaders Tell Themselves

Are you an ineffective leader? It’s far from a comfortable question, but it’s necessary to ask of ourselves. We each have a need for routine critical self-examination. When we lack introspection, we often get stuck in our own patterns of thinking and acting without consideration. This means that we get trapped telling ourselves lies—and believing them—to the detriment of our careers and colleagues.

Are Recovery Runs Worth Doing? What Endurance Runners Need to Know

Are Recovery Runs Worth Doing? What Endurance Runners Need to Know

If you’re at all a serious runner, you may have caught wind of something called a “recovery run.” These runs have become popular in recent years, and there are a lot of claims and assumptions that fly around about what they’re actually supposed to be and do for us endurance runners. Many coaches will claim that they flush lactic acid build up from the legs by increasing blood flow, or that they promote tissue repair.

6 Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Climb

6 Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Climb

Are you sabotaging your career without realizing it? I think that in many ways, we don’t totally realize just how much our thoughts and unconscious behaviors really matter when it comes to our success. We often believe that success comes down to our actions—without considering just how much those actions are influenced by the thoughts and subtle behaviors that lead us there.

4 Signs You're Overtraining...and Risking Being Out of the Race

4 Signs You're Overtraining...and Risking Being Out of the Race

We live in a world of overachievers. We glorify pushing harder, being busier, and going as far and as long as it takes. While many of us find something admirable about this attitude and the people who live it out, it, unfortunately, tends to be a very unsustainable way to work and live. Whether you end up burning out at the office or in the hospital with stress-related chest pains, it’s not always good to go as hard as you can all the time.

To the Professional Who Feels Like They're Wasting Their Potential

To the Professional Who Feels Like They're Wasting Their Potential

Do you feel like you’re not reaching your potential?

Maybe you’re still trying. Maybe you gave up somewhere along the way.

Regardless of where you happen to be, realizing that you aren’t living up to the image of success that you had for yourself can be a tough pill to swallow. Professional success is a long, tough road that often comes with setbacks and heartbreak.

6 Secrets to Getting in the Door without Connections

6 Secrets to Getting in the Door without Connections

We hear all the time how important connections are to climbing the ladder in the professional world. It doesn’t really matter what industry you’re in, success, many times, comes down to who you know. But what if you don’t know anyone? Not all of us are blessed with a natural knack for communications, a job history that gave us a Rolodex full of contacts when we left, or just those someones who seem to always know someone when you need them.