Wednesday, September 12, 2012

12 September 2012

Resist the urge to tell your troubles to someone who isn't interested. It just annoys that person and makes you feel worse.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1 August 2012

The difference between “WTF” and the real words is a found in the listener’s reaction. Swearing can be shocking. Curse with care!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

26 July 2012


If you owe a debt, pay it. If you can’t pay it all at once, make regular progress on reducing the amount due. Paying nothing is akin to stealing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

25 July 2012


Written communication requires punctuation for clarity. Embrace the comma.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

24 July 2012


Scorching temperatures are no excuse to be mean to every person in the room; just to the one who is blocking the airflow. Give that person a shove.

Monday, July 23, 2012

23 July 2012


If you have a hot sports car, you don’t have to drive like a maniac, but for Ferrari’s sake, at least drive the speed limit!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Zydeco music is pure energy. Add it to your play list.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

16 April 2012

The difference between being well informed and scared silly is often the amount of internet research you do. Surf with care.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

27 March 2012

Create Google Alerts to keep you informed of developments within key clients and prospects. The more you know, the better business partner you can be.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

15 March 2012

When your first thought in the morning is, “Shut up you damn birds!” perhaps you shouldn’t sleep with the windows open.

Monday, March 12, 2012

12 March 2012

The couch is meant for napping. Provide comfy pillows and throws for those who seek a short rest.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

8 March 2012

When it is just 7:30 a.m. and you have already said “Man, it has been at long day,” start searching for some caffeine to sustain you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

28 February 2012

When someone says with concern, “Are you feeling okay?” it’s best to say that you aren’t. Then you’ll be excused for looking awful, even if you feel just fine.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

21 February 2012

A good night’s sleep has such a restorative effect on the mind and body; it might just be a competitive advantage. Make it a priority!

Monday, February 20, 2012

20 February 2012

If you have been complaining about a topic for more than a year, either do something about it, or stop talking about it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 February 2011

Be prepared to answer when opportunity knocks.  Keep your resume’ and your passport current.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

9 February 2011

When one is struggling, encouragement from a friend can tip the scale from "nearly hopeless" to "cautiously optimistic."  Weigh in with a kind word today.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

8 February 2011

In the copier room of life, be the one who refills the paper tray when no one is looking.

7 February 2011

It's almost Valentines day! If you love someone, set him free, or at least post his bail. If he comes back, he's yours. If not, sic a bounty hunter on his sorry ass.

Monday, February 6, 2012

6 February 2011

Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck. Or not.  But you will have a penny you didn't have to work for.

5 February 2011

A self-satisfied smirk is the domain of the smug. On everyone else, it just looks silly.

4 February 2011

When pre-school children ask difficult questions on topics about which you know nothing, feel free to make up answers. Your confident responses bolster their sense of security.

Friday, February 3, 2012

3 February 2011

The slacker-daisical ways of others do not justify a lack of effort on your part.  Life isn't graded on the curve!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2 February

Living life's adventures vicariously is not the same as experiencing them firsthand.  It's also not as expensive.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1 February 2011

When asked "Is this seat taken?" the polite response is rarely "Who wants to know?"

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

31 January

Music invites the spirit.  Listen and let the love enfold you.

Monday, January 30, 2012

30 January 2011

When listing all the reasons not to do something, turn it into the question "Why not?"  You might have more fun that way.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

29 January 2011

Shopping for a witty retort? Leave That's what she said!" in the discount bin.  It is way past the expiration date.

28 January 2011

Conversations that begin "Can I tell you something?" make people nervous.  Use this to your advantage.

Friday, January 27, 2012

27 January 2011

When someone says "Try it, you'll like it!" And you do - but you SO don't - it's okay to punch that person.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

26 January 2011

A vest-like knitted tunic is NOT a sweater. When it's 5 degrees, either wear some sleeves, or don't complain about being cold.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

25 January 2011

Unsolicited parenting advice is rarely welcomed.  Resist the urge to give it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

24 January 2011

There is no short answer to the question "Why are you such a doofus?" Don't bother asking.

Monday, January 23, 2012

23 January 2011

To decide where to go next, you must first know where you are. That information is not on Mapquest.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

22 January 2011

A bad attitude is the coffee breath of the working world.  Slap an Altoid on it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

21 January

If she is still in this world, call your mother. It matters.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

19 January 2011

When you are having a sad day, put on a nice warm hat. The coziness will make you feel better.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

18 January

January 18, 2012 marks the 365th consecutive Tip of the Day by Andrea Estevez. Although it is sometimes a struggle to come up with an original thought that isn’t just a comment, but a call to action, and not too wordy – I never missed a day for an entire year! Beginning January 19th, I will re-post Tips from early 2011 that many of you didn’t get to see. Thereafter, I likely will not post EVERY day, but when the spirit strikes me. Thanks for being a part of this experiment this far! 18 January – Just when you think you can’t do it anymore, inspiration will strike. Keep the faith!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

17 January

Keep a lamp on through the night in the main area of your living space. The warm glow is a welcome sight to those inside and out.

Monday, January 16, 2012

16 January

Unless you are under the age of 5, wearing a baseball hat backwards is stupid. Don't do it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

15 January

One missing word can make a big difference. Take time to review important emails before hitting Send. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

14 January

Ah, the bold confidence of the ignorant that what they say is true. Don't argue, but marvel at their certainty.

Friday, January 13, 2012

13 January

On the rare occasion that you cannot get by on wit and charm alone, it helps to have some applicable knowledge. Stay current.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 January

In the television comedy of life, be the sincere guy who gets the laughs at his own expense, rather than by tearing down others.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

11 January

Cultivate an air of nonchalance. It makes people question why they are so worried all the time while you remain calm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10 January

Don't be fooled by weeks of sunny days. Get the family's hats and gloves and warm boots ready. Eventually the snow will fly.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

8 January

Teenagers will drive you crazy.  Expect and accept this fact. Then do whatever you can to love on them while they are still around.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

7 January

To those who criticize you by saying, “Wake up and smell the coffee!”  you can say, “Cream and sugar for me, thanks!”

Friday, January 6, 2012

6 January

A sincere compliment is always appreciated. Make time to give them at work, at home, and out in the world.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 January

In the dinner party of life, be the big, shiny, crystal wine glass filled with something delicious. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4 January

Be open to work opportunities outside of your normal job. Any extra cash will come in handy.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

3 January

Eliminate confusion. Begin a new e-mail string when changing topics rather than Replying to an old e-mail with an unrelated Subject line. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

2 January

For the new year, try pursuing a vendetta. As a “prolonged series of attacks” it will give you something to do until spring at least.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

1 January

Resolve to fill your days with activities that make a positive impact on your health, wealth or well being.