How to Manage and Lead People

By Troy Headrick I didn’t publish a blog here last week.  I kept coming up with possible topics, but none of them felt right for one reason or another.  I’m getting better and better at trusting that little voice inside that says, “Wait, Troy, something feels wrong about this.  Be patient.  You’ll know it—very viscerally—when... Continue Reading →

‘What If’: Road to Decision-Making

Hello everyone, I want to talk about a strategy that I use when I need to make a decision and see how it resonates with you all. We make decisions all the time. We get up and we decide whether we get out of bed at that time or not. We decide whether we want... Continue Reading →

Brain-Storming 8

Situation: Peter has got a job offer in a country far from his home country. The job pays well and is a significant upgrade from his current job. He will have to stay there at least 5 years. The question that is bothering him is that he does not know anyone in that country and he... Continue Reading →

When on the Plane

Hi everyone, Today I want to talk about traveling again but the traveling time itself (for example, the time you spend in airports or on planes, in buses etc.) (If you want to read about the benefits of traveling to different destinations, check my post here). I am writing this post because I will travel... Continue Reading →

Brain-Storming 7

Situation: John retired two years ago. He did the job he loved for his whole life and his job gave meaning to his life. Without his job now, he is feeling empty. He feels he lost his life purpose. This feeling is making him think that he wants to go back to work. Now, he is... Continue Reading →

Brain-Storming 6

Situation: Jane is in the job she had been dreaming of since high-school. She studied in a major that will help her get this job in college. Then, she worked at smaller jobs that will give her experience to get this job. After 5 years after college, she got the job she wanted and has been... Continue Reading →

Time Use

Hi everyone, Let’s talk about how we can best pass time. How can we make sure that our time is productive and also relaxing? My mornings are usually productive. I like getting up early. My afternoons are a bit lazy because I usually meet my friends in the afternoon. But I still can do work.... Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks: Blog Two

By Troy Headrick This is the second in a series of blogs intended to thank those who’ve played important roles in shaping my personality and values, in helping me become the person I am today.  If you’d like to read the first piece in this series, check this out. It’s commonly thought that every human... Continue Reading →

Giving Thanks: Blog One

By Troy Headrick If you read Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, a book I’ve alluded to in at least one other piece, you’ll see that “Book 1” is a collection of acknowledgements and thank yous.  For example, Aurelius lists family members, friends, “the gods,” and others in this opening chapter.  He thanks each one of these individuals... Continue Reading →

Brain-Storming 5

Situation: Ben is trying to switch into a healthier life-style. He wants to eat healthy, do exercise and sleep enough, but he also wants to wake up early. Whenever he tried to exercise regularly, he ended up getting too tired and he gave up. He tried to eat healthy, but he is not used to... Continue Reading →

Happiness Every Day

Hi everyone, One of our higher goals in life as human beings is to find happiness, however we define it. We are always in search of it. We make decisions to achieve happiness. We choose a job over the other because it is more likely to bring us happiness. Maybe it will provide more money... Continue Reading →

Brain-Storming 4

Situation: Sarah and Ann have been friends for a long time and they work at the same place. They met very often and were close enough to consider each other a good friend. Ann, however, started behaving a bit strange recently. She started not wanting to meet Sarah as often, and she started coming to... Continue Reading →

Getting to Know Jessica

By Troy Headrick I pride myself on being someone who wants to have new experiences, meet interesting people, grow intellectually and spiritually, and expand my horizons in the process. Having said all that, I want to share a story with you about how recently meeting a very special person has had such a wonderfully positive... Continue Reading →

Tiredness

Hi all, I want to talk about tiredness today. Specifically, how tiredness is closely tied to the mind. According to some, some (or most or all) illnesses are caused by psychological issues. Illnesses are reflections of underlying psychological problems. I also believe that at least some illnesses are like this. However, my point today is... Continue Reading →

Brain-Storming 3

Situation: Mary is going to marry her boyfriend of three years. But there are some things that bother her. Her boyfriend is from a different culture and had a different upbringing. They are both open-minded people but they are different in food choices and family interaction. Her boyfriend tends to get a bit too jealous... Continue Reading →

A Meditation on Something I Heard the Other Day

By Troy Headrick On Friday, October 11th, I attended a professional development workshop at the college where I’m employed.  The title of the session was “Communication Skills for Collaboration.”  Looking back, I don’t think the title gave an apt preview of what the talk would cover.  Plus, the title was boring; whereas, the actually workshop... Continue Reading →

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