“Life is a daring adventure or nothing."-Helen Keller I want to talk to you this week about fear. Fear is a common emotion. In the best scenario, it's a protective mechanism that keeps us safe from harm. However, as you probably have experienced, irrational fear can lead to unhealthy choices that keep you stuck and … Continue reading How To Create Courage Over Fear
“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”― José Saramago, author of The Double Most of us are experiencing a lot of uncertainty about what will happen in our world. We are unsure about our jobs, the industries we work in, our health, how to educate our kids, and our country's future, to name a few. … Continue reading Quiet Uncertainty With Perspective
“It's not your job to like me - it's mine."― Byron Katie, American author and speakerBurnout. That moment you open the window and scream; "I just can’t take it anymore!” Have you or someone on your team experienced an episode like this? A July 2020 survey from FlexJobs and Mental Health America reports that 75% of workers … Continue reading A Surprising Way To Recover From Burnout
“Fighting the mind does not work. What works best is learning to focus it.”― W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance I believe my life, the lives of my loved ones, friends and clients will be better off due to the difficulties this year. I … Continue reading Rational Optimism in a Pessimistic World.
“Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.”― Ralph Waldo EmersonAuthentic success and happiness are the results of who you are being while you live your life. As a coach, most people ask me, "What do I do to get what I want?" The better question to ask is, "Who do I have to be to get … Continue reading How To Be Happy With Yourself.
"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is."-Jackson Pollock, American painterThe phone call informing me about my terminated position caught me off guard. My boss worked from an out of state office and couldn't meet in-person to deliver the news. As I listened to him describe the decision and its circumstances, my throat grew … Continue reading How To Artfully Receive Negative Feedback
"Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'."-Ronald Reagan, 40th American President What does it take to succeed? To achieve your goals? To create positive change that sticks?It requires the willingness and courage to shake things up. You also must endure the discomfort that comes from disrupting the status quo, that comfortable but unsatisfying state you currently … Continue reading Success Is Like Making An Omelet.
"When you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you."-lyrics from When You're Smiling, a popular song written in 1928 Bronnie Wrae made a living by comforting people in the last few weeks of their lives. As a palliative care nurse, she cared for patients who had gone home to die. Her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying … Continue reading 5 Secrets For Better Working And Living.
"Attention must be paid."-Linda Loman, character in the play Death of a Salesman (This is the last of a three-part newsletter on creating success and happiness.) (Read Part 1) (Read Part 2) Your attention is valuable. It's so precious that advertisers are willing to pay over $5 million for a 30-second advertising spot during the Super … Continue reading Harness Your Attention With Purpose. (Part 3)
"Not always sunny, but always in a sunny state of mind."-Lilly Pulitzer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, American socialite (Read Part 1 here) To succeed and be happy, you must first define what these concepts mean to you. Differentiate your ideas from others. Make it personal. If you don't, uncertainty and vagueness will erode your motivation. However, even with crystal clear … Continue reading Success And Happiness; A State Of Mind, Not A Destination. (Part 2)