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Not everyone can be the brick

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Do you ever click on a celebrity obituary and end up scrolling through pages of tributes to other famous people? I do. Even when the names aren’t familiar, I get caught up in their achievements and imagine doing something that impacts millions of people, or the earth, or how we understand our vast and mysterious universe.  read more >


What did I say?

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, August 05, 2019

Sometimes we get lost in our own language. Despite technology, the world struggles to comprehend itself. Computers talk across numerous platforms. But humans have to make a concerted effort to understand each other’s lexicon. English is especially difficult because it’s loaded with social slang that helps differentiate us. Case in point: it’s English but different.  read more >


The Price of Independence

Tiffany Mosig - Thursday, July 11, 2019

Independence Day is a reminder that I take my independence for granted. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it. It means I sometimes forget that I’ve never had to live without it.  read more >


The answer is there. Trust your gut.

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, June 03, 2019

One of the most stressful things in life is job interviews. It doesn’t matter how good we are at what we do, or what we can bring to the new company. When the job we want is at stake, it feels like we’re walking through a mine field.  read more >


The Power of Playback

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Regardless of age, hometown, or current status, your life’s soundtrack is always recording in the background. That’s why your mind goes to familiar places and times when you hear certain songs. Music is a powerful glue for memory and learning. How many little kids would remember their ABCs without the alphabet song?  read more >


Breaks: take them or lose them (it)

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, April 02, 2019

I keep trying to beat my fastest time for online Sudoku. But the faster I play, the more my thoughts go from getting the next move right to making this my fastest time ever. Then I hit a wall. Progress stalls. I panic. No matter how frantically I search I can’t see a viable move.
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Questions open doors

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, February 25, 2019

Not a new idea. Ask anyone who’s been through sales training. But what if you’re not selling? Like the other day when I had a conversation with someone who only talks to me if it’s absolutely necessary or if he wants to vent about something annoying. Since his abruptness precedes him, he doesn’t bond with many people, which seems to be just fine with him. But I pushed ahead anyway.  read more >


A Century of Progress?

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, January 14, 2019

Many 1919-ers called 1919 the ‘worst year of the century so far.’ So I did some digging to see why, and what impact it had on the world today.  read more >


Give yourself the Gift of Hindsight

Tiffany Mosig - Thursday, December 13, 2018

December is a special time jam-packed with family, friends and holiday festivities. December is also the month of the annual loathing-fest known as inventory. Nobody seems to like doing inventory, including me. But it’s a necessary evil that has obvious financial importance to the Controller and Operations, and it’s a good way to start the new year based on reality. That’s why successful businesses live by it.  read more >


What if fear is our friend?

Tiffany Mosig - Wednesday, November 07, 2018

What if the fear that keeps us awake at night, and makes us procrastinate or even give up our dreams is good for us.  read more >


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