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Honor Nelson Mandela’s birthday. It takes just 67 minutes.

  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela Today is Nelson’s Mandela’s 95th birthday. It’s also been recognized as International Mandela Day, a day of tribute to his legacy of doing good and making the world a better place. According to the  official website, on Mandela Day  we focus on his life’s work and that of his charitable organizations…

The Gift of a Linkedin Connection: Creative Gift Idea #7

Don’t underestimate how you might be able to help someone by inviting them into your network. A Linkedin invitation is ideally a mutually beneficial experience; assuming that both parties are equally invested in their professional networks and they both use Linkedin. So, when you are enjoying the holiday parties of the season, go armed with your business card, and if you don’t…

The Gift of Expressing Thanks:Creative Gift Idea #6

Even though we may often get caught up in our own needs and desires, most of us do genuinely try to help others.  But do we recognize when others have helped us?  And beyond that, do we even think to thank them?  Sometimes the help we receive, an insightful suggestion, a new idea, an encouragement, an opportunity to help another which results…

The Gift of a Positive Attitude. Creative Gift Idea # 3

3. The Gift of a Positive Attitude: You may be in a difficult place with your job search, and understandably so– an ongoing job search, being stuck in a job you hate, or chronic underemployment are all very demoralizing, but an optimistic outlook (ok, not that easy to find at times, but dig up whatever you can), can be beneficial on a…