Michael Sterling
A Real-Life Treasure Map – for the Pirate in Us All!

  A few days ago, it was International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  Ok, it’s a little silly, but every year the day gets media attention and hordes of people join in with a hearty “Aargh, Matey!” This year, it got me thinking that we’re all pirates in a sense. We’re each plotting a course […]


Michael Sterling
3 Workplace Sanity-Savers

  You may have heard the saying, “Crazier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers.” If this describes your average day at the office, these 3 workplace sanity-savers are for you!   Unless you work alone, an easy life-hack to calming daily chaos is – Delegation.  The “It Takes a Village” principle […]


Michael Sterling
The Big Mistake Keeping You from that Flex-Time Job

  Are you searching for a flex-time job? Great news – they do exist! Many employers are seeing the benefits of offering flex-time. Great talent is tough to find. When a strong applicant is identified, employers are increasingly more open to accommodating flex-time needs.   The reality is –  life is full of special circumstances. […]


Michael Sterling
Job Seekers: What Will Your Background Check Reveal?

  If you’re in the market for a new job, especially one which handles money or sensitive information, you can expect a background check. What will your background check reveal?   Security threats are very real today and so is the liability for businesses. Whether you’re dealing with sensitive electronic data or not, there’s a […]


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
(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
Does Your Luck Suck?

  How much of your success is based on luck? It’s really a matter of perspective. Does your luck suck? If you believe in bad luck, you’ll have a greater chance of finding it. I tend to agree with Abraham Lincoln who said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”   If you believe […]


Michael Sterling
What’s Your Relationship with Stress?

  If I had to post a status update regarding my relationship with stress, it would be – “It’s Complicated.”  I have a love/hate relationship with stress. It’s an on and off kind of thing. What’s your relationship with stress?   Stress is a great motivator. For that, I love it. It keeps me pushing […]


Michael Sterling
Self-Preservation 101: 9 Ways to Say “No!”

  You’re busy. You’re in demand. You’re stressed. Sound familiar? If you find you’re always stretched too thin, it’s time for a crash course in self-preservation.   Whether it’s the boss, a co-worker, spouse or community group – we deal with a variety of demands for our time. Regardless if you’re being asked to take […]


Michael Sterling
Funny Valentine’s Pick-Up Lines for Accountants

  I received a lot of great feedback on funny Valentine’s pick up lines that I posted last year. In honor of Februrary 14 – give one of these a try!    11 Funny Accountant Valentine’s Pick-Up Lines    Might I say, you have a lovely pair of W-2s. Let’s fill out a 10-40. You’re […]

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