Eat locally (travel version)

While you are traveling it is a great idea to eat at local hot spots. However, if you have a stove or cooking ability in the venue you are staying, take advantage of the local markets (Farmers and meat markets)!

They will have local fare that you can not get at home (if traveling abroad)

Regional specialties that are worth the sample. They may not taste the best or they could be amazing, take the chance! One of the most recent discoveries was black pepper Ireland Brie cheese. That was a real treat.

Try the local fare, cook it up and see the results.

Make it the best day!


New to a city? Explore

When visiting any city there is a lot to do and see. We mostly plan out our big stops and important attractions.

However, if you have the time and curiosity, perhaps do a little off the map exploration. Start walking down side streets and new roads. Find different ways to where you are staying. Ask the locals the best place for food, drinks or dancing.

Go outside of your comfort zone to make the most of your travels. Take a chance and be rewarded.

The adventure is what you make of it, so make it something to remember.

Make it the best day!



Stress is real. How do we deal with it? Stress can come in bad forms (work, business, personal) or positive (exercise).

Dealing with stress is crucial to having a positive outcome from the scenario. When negative stress is high in your life there are a few steps you can take to make it more manageable.

1. Find your breath. Slow and easy

2. Listen to soothing music, while closing your eyes

3. Take a mental step back, see the current situation and the big picture

4. Breathe, this is more important than you think

5. Take positive steps to progress and move past the current situation.

There are a multitude of options when dealing with stress. The most important one to do, is the one that helps you get through it. Find the best way that you deal with stress and implement it with a positive mindset.

Make it the best day!


Why not now?

I will retire and enjoy everything then. One more email then I will relax and spend time with the family. I can be home late again tonight, it’s OK.

More often then not we put our work first and enjoyment second.  We always have time for more work, but never quite enough time to invest in ourselves.

Enjoy what you have now, this moment, this day, this evening. If you step back and look at the big picture, work will always be there. You can always answer another email or schedule a meeting. Create a healthy work life balance. Tomorrow or the next hour is not promised to anyone.

Yes, planning for the future is important. I am not advocating spending all your time traveling or spending all of your earnings and not saving. However, having a balance is integral to living a life filled with quality.

Enjoy the moments with your family and friends by putting your phone away. Setting time restrictions on when your phone retrieves work emails. Your clients and co-workers will get used to not getting emails back on the weekend.

It will be OK. Enjoy your life with each step, instead of anticipating the next 40 with no regard to your current time and place.

Make it the best day!


Getting back in the swing

It was the last major 3 day weekend of the summer, I hope you’re not reading this wearing white pants….

After a nice long weekend, it’s hard to get back to the desk and get moving on the work pile. Start small and don’t try to mill around on social media for too long. Getting your workout on early will help and will set your mind right.

Have comfort in the fact this is only a 4 day work week, try not to be bummed that you are back at work. Set your mind on your tasks at hand and see how quickly it will be Friday.

Time moves at the same pace, no matter what day it is. 🙂

Make it the best day!


What’s your style?

Style can mean many things. Your style is who you are, your personal brand. When you show up are you comfortable in what you’re in? Are you trying to just fit in?

Find your personal style and rock it. What makes you feel comfortable, what feels good.

Certain situations sometimes do call for attire that might not be your first choice, but those events are normally few and far between. Create your style, take a moment and think about what it means to you.

Your life is your brand and your brand is who you are.

Make it the best day!


Packing your bag

Packing your bag for a trip and think you don’t have everything?

Just like our list to finish off daily tasks, I use this same idea when I travel.

Making a list of everything I will need. Once it has been packed away I cross it off with a highlighter. It might not be the most high-tech system out there, but trust me when I say it will give you piece of mind once you leave.

This list will not help, when you straight up forget something!

Make it the best day!


Reaction assessment

Not everyday goes exactly as planned. Actually most days never go as you planned. However, it is how you react and adapt to the day that speaks to who you are.

There are many curveballs that come into play from the moment you open your eyes. How are you going to react will determine the path and happiness of the rest of your day.

When a curve ball is thrown at you, don’t think “What else could go wrong?”

Get in the habit of thinking and saying out loud, “How will I learn from this and move forward so I am end up in a better spot then I was 5 minutes ago?!”

A small change in thinking and verbalization of a positive affirmation will help you stay focused. This might not change anything right away, and some more things might come your way that are not beneficial to you. However, if you stay positive and react without negativity or a woe is me attitude a shift will occur.

It might take 8 hours, but it will happen.

Patience and persistence is key.

Remember your end goal and how in two weeks this seemingly significant moment will be surprisingly insignificant.

Make it the best day!


Thank you

Thank you for reading the daily blog!

Thank you for giving feedback and sharing with your family and friends. I am excited to continue sharing my thoughts with you on a daily basis.

It is with gratitude and appreciation I say thank you for reading every day.

Make it the best day!