The Mashup … with Michelle Peña

Whether you’re blogging to support a cause, share a hobby, market a business, or other reasons, reader engagement is an important part of that landscape. To grow a lasting audience, plant these ten seeds in your mind garden …
To the tune of Pitbull’s “Fireball” or whatever gets you grooving, consider a time you stepped away from a negative and freestyled into problem-solving.
As I stand in awe of the cherry blossoms at Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin, my thoughts give way to the transience of time. If you could live your life over again, would you do anything differently? I describe my personal journey in this video. I’d really love to hear your thoughts, too. Please chime in the comments below.
While attending a recent networking event, I heard that “Sitting is the new smoking.” This triggered a dramatic visualization of my chair going up in flames, fire alarms and office evacuations. I quickly shook off the delusion, but the mental mini-movie still compelled me to investigate the health benefits of standing desks.
Business Management Daily editor Michelle Pena just got a nice big box delivered to the office. What’s inside is something a lot of people are ordering to change their experience at work. What is it?
If the weight of your work suddenly feels like you’ve been hard-tackled by ill-tempered teammates and you’re seeing stars, it’s time for an intervention. Remember these tips when struggling to recover from the hits and emerge steady on your feet.
Wading deeper into a new year of opportunities and professional aspirations, many of us are hitting the gym more and focused on physical fitness. Yet, we can’t deny that our endurance is also exceedingly dependent on a happy, healthy mind.
Although the spirited year-end holidays are long gone, I’m still hearing a festive jingle … except, this time the sound is coming from my dog’s tags. Eager myself for the mental exercise of calmly planning the upcoming workday, we step out into the early-morning world.
The way we communicate and conduct business is continually changing. To increase your marketability and justify your worth in today’s competitive workforce, the more tech muscle you can flex, the better.
Many office dwellers are in need of a little peace at work this season, no matter which set of holidays they celebrate. But stay ‘nice’ under all that pressure (Santa’s watching, after all), and take a quiet moment to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. while considering these tips.
Before you deploy the search and rescue over a tightly scheduled project that seems like it will never cross the finish line, remember these tips when scheduling more work around it.