7 Productivity Myths

By Kevin Eikenberry There is a short list of things for which nearly everyone strives. When you put that list in terms of our work, success, and career, productivity is one of those desirable outcomes. When something is both important and desirable, you would think we would have a pretty clear picture of it. Instead,… Read More »

The Best Gift to Give Yourself

By Leo Babauta The two biggest obstacles to doing meaningful work are familiar to many of us: Burden & complaint: The work feels like a burden (difficult, overwhelming, annoying) … you might do the task, but you rush through it or mentally complain about it, not wanting to do it. Unimportant & putting it off:… Read More »


Have you ever been faced with a large task, whereupon you dismissed everything else from your mind, put your head down, and got to work? How often have you “come to” later, only to find your task is done or near-done—and hours have passed almost without you noticing? I suspect it’s happened to you more… Read More »

Mississippi saw largest unemployment decrease in South over last year

Article by: Garret Grove Posted: Jan 2, 2024 / 09:08 AM CST JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – If lowering the unemployment rate was Mississippi’s New Year’s resolution in 2023, the state met the goal. Mississippi’s current 3.3% rate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that not only it did do so, but lowered it more than all other Southern states… Read More »

Transforming Your Workforce From High-Turnover To High-Retention

    It costs $4-7K to replace an hourly worker and up to $40K to replace a midlevel, salaried employee. Replacement costs usually are 2.5 times the salary of the individual. The costs associated with turnover include lost customers, business, and damaged morale. In addition are the hard costs of time spent in advertising, screening,… Read More »


Article by Leo Babauta   It happens to the best of us, especially people who are very intelligent, very competent, and very talented. It’s “analysis paralysis” – and the process of overthinking reduces our effectiveness and intelligence by producing inaction. Taking any action is likely to be better than inaction and indecision, but we can… Read More »


THE FIRST 90 DAYS: MAXIMIZE NEW HIRE SUCCESS TO PREVENT TURNOVER Are your employees flocking to greener pastures? Employee turnover can often be discomforting for employers, especially when it worsens over time. With so much attention on effective recruitment and hiring practices, it’s easy to forget that retaining top talent can sometimes be more challenging… Read More »

Hey there, busy bees! Let’s talk hydration!

Hey there, busy bees! Let’s talk hydration! We all know that staying hydrated is important, but let’s face it, sometimes life gets in the way. Between work, family, and everything else, it can be hard to find the time to drink enough water. But fear not, busy people, because I’ve got some hydration hacks that… Read More »

5 Leadership Lessons for Recent Grads

Just Graduated? Here’s How to Rise to the Top of the Pack The graduation caps have been thrown, picked up and packed away. Now what?!? The actions you take early in your career determine whether you become a leader or a follower; use these five lessons to make sure your proverbial “scenery” changes.  Read more… Read More »