Living an extraordinary life seems like something only rockstars in business, sports or entertainment get to do. But is that really true? Doesn’t extraordinary depend on how you define it and the context of how you’re living? For someone who is super successful in their career but lacks a depth of real meaning at the … Continue reading Finding Your Extraordinary.
Why do we do the things we do? Why do we react the way we do? According to Marshall Goldsmith, coach and best-selling author of Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be, it seems to all come down to the triggers in our environment. Triggers are any stimulus that impacts our … Continue reading What’s Triggering You?
In the fast paced and dynamic nature of business, it can be a real challenge to stay focused and keep up. Our schedule and priorities are constantly changing as we scramble to stay nimble and ahead of the curve. How do our emotional struggles, which can range from a nagging fear of rejection or failure, … Continue reading How to Stay Flexible at Work
Authenticity is being true to who we are and not trying to imitate someone else. When we walk our talk, others take note and listen. They trust us because we are consistent in our words and actions. Trust allows deeper, more rewarding and fruitful relationships. Whether you are leading yourself, teams of people at work, … Continue reading What Does Authenticity Mean?
Who do you compete against? Other people or yourself? Whatever your answer, how can you use this to help you achieve more of what you want? For some, competing in business or sports is a thrilling game played with formidable opponents. It reflects a combination of strategy and skill. For others, competition is about being … Continue reading The Games We Play
“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown
The status quo, as it applies to our lives, is the result of our habits. Challenging the status quo is challenging our habitual way of seeing and doing.
There is a short cut to having more in our lives. It doesn’t cost anything and anyone can do it. But many of us don’t. It’s called gratitude. No situation is too dire to not be able to find something to be thankful for. Even if it is only the fact that you are able to read this post (or to write it).
Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Even when we know we have a habit that is detrimental to our well-being and fulfillment-either physically or psychologically, we still don’t put the effort into changing it. We might think about all the ways we act, think or speak that are destructive or less than constructive. We might complain to our friends about how we should change, but we never take the consistent action required.
What are your core values? Have you taken the time to write them down? Do you even know what they are? Core values are what directs us in life. They can be different for everybody. Many of us have some idea of what they are or what we think they “should be”, but many have never actually taken time to investigate what they truly are.