One of the things I do when I am not blogging, traveling, or doing yoga.

Although writing articles about travel & random daily life experiences is probably my favorite thing to do (aside from yoga & surfing), I also have a passion for writing and publishing articles on life in the workplace (business communication, strategic planning, leadership, sales success and some workplace inspiration thrown in there for balance). Lucky for me, I recently started working as the editor for ForwardMetrics Network Site.

What it’s about – Long version: Our mission is to help all professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations achieve success. We believe that there are simple things that can be integrated into the process of success that allow people and organizations to be more effective, productive and ultimately live more fulfilling lives. We achieve this through an integration of inspiration, knowledge, an interactive community of ForwardThinkers and the introduction of innovative tools.

What it’s about – Short version: Daily articles from business experts that provide knowledge and inspiration (that you can start applying immediately).

By the way, I am looking for new contributors everyday, so if you have something you want to share … email me @ traci@forwardmetrics.com. Sharing is good. If I like it, we’ll publish it.

Here are some of the latest articles that I thought you might like … enjoy! 

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The Cash Value of a Compelling Story (How to make a $700 pair of jeans sound like a good deal) ~ By Ian Chamandy & Ken Aber

He opened the box to reveal … a pair of jeans. “$700 dollars” he proudly proclaimed.Our reaction was probably what you expect: we thought he was out of his mind! But then he told us a remarkable story of the creation of these jeans. Apparently there is a subculture of people who collect limited edition jeans. So manufacturers cater to this market by making esoteric models. He explained to us that the cotton came from a special kind of sheep from a special area in Japan that grazed on a special kind of grass and were sheared in a special way, and so on and so on. Keep reading

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Are you Adaptable? ~ By Dr. Tony Alessandra

People with adaptability are both flexible and versatile. Of course, our level of adaptability can be stronger in some situations than others. For example, we tend to be more adaptable at work with people we know less, and less adaptable at home with people we know better. In addition, research shows that people view themselves as more flexible and versatile than they actually are. Keep reading

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IQ, EQ, and Now VQ – Vision Intelligence ~ By Scott Klososky

Look beyond the boundaries of next quarter or next year. Vision Intelligence must be learned over time as you become wiser about how trends extrapolate, and how industries evolve. Only a handful of leaders out of any sampling of 100 actually have developed this ability. The others just step onto the gerbil wheel of their careers each day and deal with whatever is close at hand that will get them the largest bonus by the next measuring date. Keep reading

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Replenish your Reservoir ~ By Dr. Brené Brown

Thinking about getting away this weekend, but worried about obligations on your to do list, or that you’ll be too tired to jump back into the grind on Monday? Learn why sometimes getting away is less about “leaving things behind” and more about “bringing magic home.” Keep reading

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Finding your Passion ~ By Traci Wallace 

In a recent email, I was asked …“I’m just not sure where my passion lies. What advice would you give to a young person trying to find their way in this huge world?” What’s interesting, is this email was from someone who just graduated from college, but I hear this same question from executives who have been working for over 20 years. One day, they realize, “I have no idea what I am passionate about. What now?” Keep reading

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Why Positivity Gets a Bad Name ~ By Shawn Achor

Rational optimism as “a realistic assessment of the present, while maintaining a belief that our behavior will eventually create a better reality.” This is the type of leadership we want to develop at our companies and reward in the political sphere. Keep reading

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