Hey kids! Do you know what this is? It’s called a Rolodex! It’s what we used for decades before the digital age to keep track of our contacts. They were invaluable! Sometimes I would even flip through my Rolodex just to spark some inspiration. It was a tactile, active experience. No mater how convenient and easy digital is, we can’t have a relationship with digital information the way that we can with a physical repository of information. That’s why I […]
When are YOU the most productive? Experts say that’s when you should do the bulk of your work. I learned long ago, that my most productive time is not 8:00 AM. It’s also not 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM. More often than not, my productivity doesn’t seems to peak until the sun goes down. So, after struggling with so-called “regular business hours” for nearly two decades, I shifted my work schedule to match my body’s natural rhythm. The results? Not […]
As we enter the last month of 2017, was this year everything you thought it would be? Nope, not for me either. But that’s OK. What’s the one thing you are the most proud of, and what do you regret most? Before you answer that, get out a pen and paper and write down what you are the most proud of. Look at the words for a few minutes, then fold the piece of paper and put it in your […]
That might be the toughest question that anyone asks you all day. Between your computer, tablet and smart phone, it has become more difficult than ever to actually disconnect, or, as I like to call it, “hide.” It has actually become unacceptable. You can no longer tell someone that you didn’t get their call or email, because they will surely text you in a matter of minutes. (Guilty as charged!) Even if you were on a flight, that is no […]
Everyone has a story. This is mine. Not the entire story, but it’s the one about how I came to be a weekly columnist for the Houston Chronicle. One late night in 2009, I started a blog and began writing about Houston and the relocation industry. Over the next couple of years, I wrote and published over 100 long form article style blog posts. Soon my blog was killing it on Google searches, and I was consistently positioned in the […]
One of the most important questions that we can ask ourselves is: “Am I doing the work that I was born to do?” If the answer is “yes,” then you are way ahead of the game, and you have probably had some level of success in doing what you do. But, if your answer is “no,” then my question for you is: “Why not?”
Everyone needs a reboot from time-to-time. This is mine!
It was three years ago, when I wrote: “Quit Your Job! I Recommend It!” Quitting my job in Corporate America to focus full-time on my passion as a writer, was one of the happiest moments in my career. It was so happy in fact, that history has just repeated itself. After spending about a year back in the corporate world, I have again quit my job. This time, for good!
So, this is my reboot. It’s kind of like Michelle Sandlin 2.0. Call it whatever you want, but I am back, baby! And there is no looking back.