How to a End a Conversation with a Chatty Drunk

How to Leave a Conversation with a Chatty Drunk

4 Steps Help you Survive and Enjoy It. I go to a lot of conferences, which means I go to a lot of conference parties. They’re almost always great, with free food and music and the occasional theme party like the “Alice in Wonderland” gala I attended where they’d actually hired contortionists to play the part…

Why you should call in sick

Why You Should Call In Sick

This title may scare some of you in human resources, but there are some reasonable times when you should call in sick. Happy Monday!

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5 Unexpected Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Dog

As many of you know, I have a Golden retriever named Pancake. He’s 9 months old now, and I’m beginning to wonder if getting him was a good investment since he has so far shown absolutely no interest in retrieving any gold for me. But he’s cute, and I’m choosing to interpret his insistence on…

Best Used Car Ad Ever

The Best Used Car Advertisement EVER!

You know, sometimes it’s worth going back through old files to see what you once created that you have since completely forgotten about. Several years ago my brother was trying to sell his wife’s car, and he wanted some help making the ad creative enough to get some attention. So I helped him out, then…

How to Determine Your Power Animal

How to Determine Your Power Animal VIDEO

A power animal is described as the spirit of an animal whose power can help you in your life and health. So you may be curious what your power animal is. Well, you’ll have to watch the video to get my thoughts on the topic.

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How to Talk To Someone Significantly Younger or Less Experienced Than You

This article was originally published in our January newsletter. 6 Steps to Improve Your Conversations with Young Co-Workers Alas, you probably work with people a whole lot younger than you are. Your company, in its depressingly finite wisdom, gave these children a chance to play at being grown-ups. They haven’t been working for very long…

Walking Causes Failure

Walking Causes Failure! VIDEO

If you’re in need of a little advice on success and failure, this episode of Uncrapify Your Life TV might be the ticket!

Don’t Sweat the Small Details

Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV Episode 12 In this leadership video I’m discussing how you shouldn’t worry about the small details. I mean, they’re small, so they can’t be important! Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Unleash Your Inner…

Modern Woman Work Life Balance

How Empowerment is Slowly Killing The Modern Woman

(this article originally was originally published in my March 2014 newsletter) I recognize that the title of this article is more than a little incendiary, and that’s completely intentional. I’m hoping it’s shocking enough that you’ll actually read this one all the way through. Because the next few paragraphs are among the most important I’ve…


How Children Learn: VIDEO

Here’s a little monday motivation via Uncrapify Your Life TV! Don’t be afraid of failure and give it your best effort today! Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Uncrapify Your Life! keynote presentation.


Give an Atlanta Falcons Fan a Hug

Recently the Atlanta Falcons came under fire for pumping crowd noise into their stadium in attempt to show that people actually liked them and they recently lost a draft pick because of it along with a boatload of cash. Well, I decided to make a quick video giving you my thoughts on this scandal of…


Belief Is Not Enough: Video

Last week we talked about believing in yourself. Now I’m telling you that’s not enough. Uncrapify Your Life today!!

The Compliment Sandwich: VIDEO

Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV Episode 11 In this episode I’m discussing the proper ration of positive to negative communication and then expressing my view about the compliment sandwich, which is FAR more superior! How do you handle making sure that you don’t sound too negative when talking with your co-workers?


iWatch Giveaway

There is a lot of conversation around the iWatch these days. Why would I want to buy another iPhone and stick it on my wrist? Am I that lazy? Do I want to spend $500 so I can constantly stare at my heart rate? Well, maybe not. But I bet you’d be OK with it…


6 Marketing Campaigns I Really Want To See

Last month I had the opportunity to speak for the owners of 300+ Arby’s restaurants, during which I was allowed to wear an Arby’s tiara that made me look like the archbishop of roast beef. After I was done – and I did all right, nobody threw curly fries at me or anything – I…


Believe In Yourself

I’m going to Uncrapify Your Life today with a little Monday motivation. Believe in Yourself!

3 Ways To Encourage People To Donate More

If you’ve ever tried raising money for anything – a Kickstarter campaign, a small business, a non-profit, or your own squadron of attack dolphins – you’ve probably learned that it’s not always fun to ask people for money. It always helps to think of your request as “encouraging like-minded individuals to support a great cause”…


Punctuality Is Overrated!

Unleash Your Inner Tyrant TV – Jeff Havens leadership series discusses punctuality and showing up to work on time. Did you like this video? Sign up for my newsletter here and get future episodes in your inbox. Or check out my Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! keynote presentation.


The Only 3 Things You Can Do Without An Administrative Assistant

This one’s for all the administrative assistants out there. You know you’re awesome and indispensable, but it doesn’t always feel like other people think the same way. Sometimes your bosses take you for granted, and every time that happens you take a deep breath and remind yourself that murder is really hard to get away…