Reader recommended

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 :: Reader Recommended
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

What are you reading, watching, wearing or doing that’s so great you want to share it with others? We asked a few of our Insight readers, and this is what they said.
— Compiled by Insight Editor MaryBeth Matzek


Be thankful

“Create a gratitude journal. I’ve been journaling each morning with three things I am grateful for each day of the week. Since I began each day with things I am thankful for — a good cup of coffee, a phone call with my mom — I have such a different mindset. It’s now a habit to focus on the blessings I have been given.”

Lori Allman, Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh


Listening to your heart

“I love the messaging in ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho. It’s about following your dreams by listening to your heart. In my past life as a college counselor helping people choose their career path, and now as director of talent and K-16 relations for the Fox Cities Chamber, it is an honor to be part of helping students learn to listen to their hearts in choosing their career path and providing them with the support needed to help them reach their goals. This book talks about how important the process is and that obstacles help develop your strength and skills to achieve your unique destiny (failure is part of success), to realize your destiny is your only obligation, and when you do, it benefits everyone. A final quote from the book: ‘Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.’”

Amy Andersen, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Appleton


Connecting in person

“In a world that is becoming increasingly disconnected on a personal level because of screens and never-ending notifications, we need to find ways to still talk to one another and have true, meaningful conversations. In ‘We Need to Talk,’ author Celeste Headlee provides specific tools and ideas on how to have these better conversations. The tips not only help you in the workplace, but also help you at home! I’ve already begun putting some of her tips to use and have found that I’m listening better and am helping others with their communications, too.”

Sarah Spang, Envision Greater Fond du Lac


Prioritizing assistance

“Trello is a great app to help me stay organized. With both a desktop and app version, it allows me to use a digital board to create, organize and prioritize my projects. I personally use it as my daily task and project planner, using the drag and drop card system to see at a glance what I need to do each day. It is so intuitive and easy to use. Plus, shared boards are great for our team projects, as team members can add comments, links, files and photos to project cards so everyone can stay updated and on track.”

Laura Wiegert, Investors Community Bank, Manitowoc