A casual glance at a cell phone while talking with a co-worker. Saying hello to a passer-by while walking to the copy machine. Interrupting someone just to say what is on your mind. Stopping to greet the front desk receptionist.
In my front yard, a beautiful flowering vine grows. Each spring, it peaks out of the ground and within weeks, it covers a section of a flowerbed. Unfortunately, without proper direction and intentional scaffolding, it overshadows other plants, which experience stunted growth and premature death. The laws of gravity do not have mercy on the covered plants as the unattended vine continues its horizontal crawl. Unintentional damage and destruction take place not because the vine intends to do so. Rather, it is a by-product of growth and a lack of care by the gardener (me).
It's in the Brixey & Meyer DNA to give back to communities in which we serve. Each year we have been able to support the Annual Generation Dayton Day, which is known as the region's largest service outing for young professionals to "Get out & Give back." GenD Day 2019 was held on Friday May 3, 2019 and we couldn't have been happier to be a sponsor!
Let me preface this by saying I am certainly not the healthiest person in the world. I have always tried to make reasonable diet decisions and get out to get some exercise. However, things such as kids, long work days and stress tend to get in the way. I want to share some recent changes I made and how pervasive those have been to my happiness at work, productivity and overall well-being in other areas of my life.
I do not fully trust my children. Now, before you recoil in outrage, hear me out. There are somethings where they have or will gain my trust, but there are some areas of life where I do not trust them and for good reason.
If you feel that business is harder today, you’re not alone. In addition to rising regulatory obligations and relentless technological change, the ability to attract and retain top talent has never been more difficult. To compete and thrive in this environment, businesses need to optimize their finance and accounting practices, and that means tackling challenges that lurk in nearly every enterprise.
As a business leader we often hear the phrase, "you need to work on your business not in your business.”
It's in the Brixey & Meyer DNA to give back to communities in which we serve. Every year we identify an organization that our team can partner with in order to fulfill our desires to give back. This year, our annual day of giving was spent at The Dayton Foodbank. We closed all four offices and our team headed out to serve and spend time with one another.
We all know, or at least we are learning, that nutrition plays a huge role in how productive we are at work. If you aren't on that train, stop reading now and check out Improve Nutrition; Improve Productivity where I share how the two are highly correlated. If you are on that train, I'm excited to share three steps to simply implement meal prep into your weekly routine.
Intermittent fasting is a hot topic these days, even though it's been around for centuries. Being such a health junkie, I had to look into the research to see why it is making so many headlines and if it is something I should be using as a standard practice in my quest for optimal health. While diving into the research, testing and experiencing the benefits, I learned that there are several reasons anyone who is looking to boost work performance should consider Intermittent Fasting.