Michael Sterling
Shedding Light on A Shocking Way to Attract and Keep Talent

  I read an interesting article which shared insight on the impact of daylight on the workplace and thought – bullseye! Natural light is so basic – so natural – that we often overlook it. Daylight is actually a shocking way to attract and keep talent.   If you’re thinking – wait, what? Let me explain. […]


Michael Sterling
7 Ways to Banish the ‘Sunday Blues’

  The ‘Sunday Blues’. More than 60% of working adults around the globe report having Sunday evening anxiety – the dread of facing another chaotic workweek. In our digitally demanding world, there’s a growing sense of feeling out-of-control. Sunday nights are often the worst. To combat the chaos and ease the dread, try these 7 […]


Michael Sterling
Are You Lonely at Work? (And What That Means)

Are you surrounded by co-workers and yet somehow feel alone? Loneliness isn’t a condition of being alone – it’s a mental state. If you feel lonely at work it’s likely due to a disconnect in your workplace.   Many employers worry that employees who work remotely will feel isolated. The fact is, it’s just as […]


Michael Sterling
THE UNEXPECTED REASON YOU NEED A VACATION!

  It’s June. A great time to re-post this vacation-focused article.   It’s summer. As a kid, it was the time of year I loved most. Summer meant days filled with fun rather than school work. Today summer still holds a special place, even if work now blends seamlessly with summer.   When I think […]


Michael Sterling
(Interior) Design Your Way to Success

  These days, everyone works on the fly. We wheel and deal on our laptops, phones and tablets in cars, trains, planes – even from home in bed. I found myself hunkered-down with my laptop, propped up by pillows the other evening with a sore neck and back. It was at that moment I realized […]


Michael Sterling
Life Hack: Use Your Body Clock for Peak Productivity

  Are you a morning person or a night owl? The “I Don’t Do Mornings” coffee mug may be fun, but actually knowing when you are at your best is key to success. In fact, scientists are learning more and more about how we each much use our body clock for peak productivity.   Last […]


Michael Sterling
Motivation Thieves (and How to Protect Yourself)

  Are you regularly robbed of your motivation? The culprit may be any one of a number of issues that hold you up and steal away your motivated mindset. I call them ‘motivation thieves’.   So what are these incentive-crushers? Here’s a line-up of the five offenders that I consider the most common. Can you […]


Michael Sterling
Captain’s Log: Increase Productivity to Warp Speed

  Where does time go? One minute it’s 8am – next it’s 8pm. Poof! The day evaporated.   We’re all captains of our ship – navigating our way. We plot a course for our days, weeks and months. To make the most of our time, we must increase productivity to warp speed.   I’ve found […]


Michael Sterling
Push Past Procrastination

  We all face ‘those’ days. The days we drag our feet on projects and priorities. It’s called procrastinating and if you suffer from procrastination – you’re not alone.   Research shows that procrastination seriously affects 20% of the population and that 40% of people have had financial loss due to putting things off. Moreover, […]


Michael Sterling
“SQUIRREL!” 9 HACKS TO DEFEAT DISTRACTIONS

  If you’ve ever seen the movie “Up” then you’re familiar with Dug the dog being distracted by a squirrel. There are lots of squirrels in life – especially at the office. In order to minimize those disruptions, I use a number of trusted methods to defeat distractions.   9 Hacks to Defeat Distractions   Alexa. […]

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