Podcast 15: Be a Tourist at Home, a Talk with Tom Rath, Office Supplies, and the Habit of Repeating Questions.


I report on whether I managed to keep my “hostess neurosis” under control during my daughter’s birthday party. (In episode 14, I promised to try to avoid that fate.)

Try This at Home

Be a tourist in your own city.

Interview with bestselling author Tom Rath

His new book just hit the shelves: Are You Fully Charged? The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life. (Spoiler alert: the three keys are meaning, interactions, and energy.) If you want more, Tom and I interviewed each other here. Tom mentions the work of professor Teresa Amabile.

Portrait of Tom Rath

Listener Question

“How can I break my habit of snoozing the day away, and show up for myself as readily as I show up for others?” Go here if you want to read more about being an “Obliger.”

Elizabeth’s Demerit

Elizabeth asks her husband Adam the same question repeatedly, in hopes of getting the answer she wants.

Gretchen’s Gold Star

I confess my passion for clear plastic envelopes. It’s the little things!

plastic sleeve




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