Janeane Davis's Blog Posts Tagged 'work' (25)

Home and Work Are Independent - Work at Work

It is fantastic to know that work and home are independent entities, so do your work at work. Work, also know as employment, is commonly defined as the state of having paid work, one's trade or profession. Work is a serious activity. Employers who are paying people to work, expect them to work. While it is typical for employees to spend a little work time goofing off or doing personal things, both these activities are frowned on my most employers. When the goofing off at work or spending…

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Added by Janeane Davis on July 20, 2013 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Balance Work and Home to Avoid Excess

It is fantastic to balance obligations at home and work by avoiding concentrating on either area to excess. Excess is commonly defined as an amount that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable. It is not ideal to live in excess. Balancing our obligations to home and to work is a balancing act. When I think of it I always think of a seesaw with the things I need to do for home on one side and the things I need to do for work on the other side. A reality is that many women work at home…

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Added by Janeane Davis on May 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Make an Action List - Spring Into Improving Your Business

It is thrilling to spring into action and improve your business by creating an improvement  action list. One of the worst things a business owner can do is get complacent. A complacent entrepreneur does not think about ways to improve her business.  Complacency means the death of innovation, improvement and growth. If you find yourself growing complacent with how things are going in your business, step back and look at your business through the objective  eyes of an…
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Added by Janeane Davis on March 21, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

Spring Into Action - Make One Improvement at Work

It is fantastic for an entrepreneur to spring into action by making one improvement in her business. It is scary to look at a long list of improvements needed and not know where to begin or if the list will ever get completed. There is reason to smile however. The list can be completed, it can be managed. Step by step, piece by piece, the list can get done, and completing tasks is contagious. Spring into action and start making improvements to your business because it is necessary, it…
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Added by Janeane Davis on March 14, 2013 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Get a Loving Attitude Toward Your Work - Have Some Pride

It is wonderful to develop a loving attitude toward your work and having some pride in what you do. In my opinion, a good place to work is anyplace that pays a fair wage for a fair amount of labor. Based upon that definition, there are good places to work in almost every industry and almost every person has the ability to work for a good employer. Your job and how it is viewed is determined by you. It is important to have a sense of pride about the work that you do in order to have the…
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Added by Janeane Davis on March 12, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

A Good Attitude Makes Work and Home Problems Seem Better

Even though it is hard, it is fantastic to have work and home obligations.  Women who work have professional obligations that must be met on a regular basis. At the same time, any woman with a family has obligations to her family that must be met on a daily basis. For some people, attempting to balance these obligations is overwhelming.  For me, the solution to these competing obligations is getting dressed before I get out of bed.…

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Added by Janeane Davis on March 5, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Love Work for the Adult Interaction

Human beings are inherently social beings. For the most part we enjoy being around people, talking with them, watching them, sharing ideas and experiences with them. Among other things, work gives us the opportunity for adult interaction.

 

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Added by Janeane Davis on March 4, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

Love Home - It Makes Work Worth Doing

It is fantastic to have a good home life because it makes going to work worth doing. For many people the biggest joy they have in life is the ability to come home at the end of a long day and get hugs and kisses from family members. It makes all the stresses of the day seem worthwhile when you have a loving home to return to each day.

The movie The Wiz had a great song about home. One of my favorite lines from the song is, "When I think of home I think of a place where there…
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Added by Janeane Davis on February 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Love Technology - It is an Organizational Marvel

Years ago I kept a day planner. One of those fancy loose-leaf books with a calendar, to do list, planning sheets and a section for contacts. I liked my day planner. Each morning I would review my calendar and to do list to see what was going on that day. Each afternoon I would carefully move items from one day to another according to the day's events. At the end of each year, I travelled to the planning store and looked at the planning and calendar pages and carefully chose the appropriate…

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Added by Janeane Davis on February 13, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Love Taking Action, Because Faith Without Work is Dead

It is magnificent to fall in love with taking action because faith without work is dead.

I am part of a few accountability circles. One I formed with two women after a conference last October. We had some starts and stops and we are still working our way through how to make the group work, but we are working it out. I have another accountability group formed with two business partners. We are informal in our interaction, but we hold each other accountable and provide each other with…

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Added by Janeane Davis on February 12, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Love Taking Action, Because Faith Without Work is Dead

It is magnificent to fall in love with taking action because faith without work is dead.

I am part of a few accountability circles. One I formed with two women after a conference last October. We had some starts and stops and we are still working our way through how to make the group work, but we are working it out. I have another accountability group formed with two business partners. We are informal in our interaction, but we hold each other accountable and provide each other with…

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Added by Janeane Davis on February 12, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Fall in Love with Work - It Makes Home Possible

It is fantastic to love work because it makes good things at home possible.
For many people going to work is a chore, something they do because they must, something they hate. As a result, these people start the day with a bad attitude toward work and continue with a bad attitude throughout the day. Imagine what would happen if instead those people started the day with a good attitude and continued it throughout the day. Instead of hating work and dreading the approach of each…
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Added by Janeane Davis on February 11, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Fall in Love with Your Job Because Paychecks are Nice

Each workday, people all over America wake up, shower, dress and go off to work. Many of those people are not happy about having to go to work each day. Some of them even curse the fact that they must go to work. I am proposing that instead of hate, those people start looking at their jobs with a loving attitude.  Think about it. When a person is in love, the person is kind, considerate and speaks with a kind voice. When a person is in love, she does not insult the object of her love. A…
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Added by Janeane Davis on February 8, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Love - Satisfying Work and a Good Family

Readers of a certain age will remember the movie Mahogany  starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams. There was a great line in the movie where Billie Dee's character told Diana Ross' character that all her success at work meant nothing if she had no one at home with whom to share it. For me, having a loving, caring family at home to share my successes and accomplishments is more valuable than the accomplishments and successes.

I like to call myself a Proverbs Wife.…

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Added by Janeane Davis on February 4, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

Balancing Home and Work By Sharing Stories

Many people go to work each day, perform their duties and then come home to their families and never talk about work. Similarly, many people go to work each day and share nothing of their personal lives with their co-workers. On the surface, this may seem like a good way of doing things, keeping work and home in separate categories. However, things are not always what they seem. By keeping work and home in separate categories that never intermingle a person keeps her life out of balance.…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 26, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

How to Succeed at Work - Respect Those in Authority

Many people are at work complaining about how much they hate the supervisor, how stupid the boss is and how no one running the company has a good idea about anything. For these people respect for those in authority is a foreign concept. It is no wonder that people with this attitude find it difficult to succeed in the workplace. It reminds me of a line from a Staples Singers song, "if you disrepect everyone that you run into, how in the world to you expect anyone to respect…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 24, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

It's Work, Go to Work and Don't Play Around

Here is a new idea for some people: go to work and actually work. There are quite a few people all across America who go to work each day and look for ways to skip as much work as possible. Think about how little sense that makes. It really does not make sense to go to work and complain to that you have to well, work. But, each day millions of people are going to work and spending countless house figuring out ways to look busy while not actually being busy doing the work their employers…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 17, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Wonderful Wednesday - Show Up Like A Grown Up At Work

Wonderful Wednesday - when it comes to work it is wonderful to show up like a grown up.

Each wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of January will be dedicated to new ways of looking at work. Last week, was about being grateful to have work.  In future weeks we will look at:
  • It's work, don't play around
  • Respect those in authority
  • Keep work…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 9, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments

Fantastic Friday - Balancing Home and Work with Technology

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to use technology to balance home and work.

A few months ago my husband, Darren, was doing work that required him to travel out-of-state for two weeks at a time and then work at home for two weeks. Our family is a close one. We enjoy each other's company and like to hang out, laugh, watch movies and music videos together. So having him gone for extended periods for a long period of time was hard on all of us. But, I put on my big girl panties and…
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Added by Janeane Davis on January 4, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Fantastic Friday All Play and No Work Make You Broke

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to balance work and play so you are not a broke girl.

 

Each Fantastic Friday throughout the month of December we will be continuing our exploration of ways to balance work and home.  Last week we explored the notiion that all work and no play makes you a dull girl. Today we will be looking at ways to balance things because all play and no work make you…

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Added by Janeane Davis on December 14, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

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