Don’t Take the Bait; Stop Verbal Aggression Before It Stops You.

Don’t Take the Bait; Stop Verbal Aggression Before It Stops You.- Stay cool while helping others come to their sensesWe need each other at work, at home and in our community.Cultivating and maintaining good relationships is critical for our success and happiness. They are the source of rich opportunities, essential information and needed support.Solid relationships require good communication.…… Continue reading Don’t Take the Bait; Stop Verbal Aggression Before It Stops You.

Stop Cheating on Your Happy Future With an Anxious Mind

Stop Cheating on Your Happy Future With an Anxious Mind-Stay faithful to your best self by putting anxiety in its place.Contrary to widespread practice, worrying about what might happen doesn’t give you one inch of control over what does happen.And yet, anxiety is on the rise.Last week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that…… Continue reading Stop Cheating on Your Happy Future With an Anxious Mind

What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?

What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?- Do you need to succeed to feel good or feel good to succeed?Anthony says he’s doing an outstanding job as a manager at his company. However, instead of feeling good, he’s frustrated. Anthony doesn’t feel appreciated or get the opportunity for advancement he wants and believes he deserves. He’s angry, ready to…… Continue reading What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?

When You Hold Back, You Break Through to Authentic Success

When You Hold Back, You Break Through to Authentic Success-Self-regulation is a powerful tool for getting what you really want.When my daughter was young, she had an English teacher who suggested the best way to write an A+-worthy essay was to allow the first draft to be the “sloppy copy.” The goal was to be free…… Continue reading When You Hold Back, You Break Through to Authentic Success

Get On Your Feet and Take The Road Less Traveled

Get On Your Feet and Take The Road Less Traveled-Let enthusiasm and self-belief be your guides.You can’t wait for people to recognize your talent or desires. Being reserved doesn’t win you any points. It often gets you overlooked and creates frustration. On the other hand, shameless self-promotion is a turn-off. The sweet spot between the…… Continue reading Get On Your Feet and Take The Road Less Traveled

An Extraordinary Life Is One That Suits You Head To Toe

An Extraordinary Life is One That Suits You Head to Toe-An ordinary life fits other people.Most people would consider that astronaut Scott Kelly lives an extraordinary life. He commanded the International Space Station and set the record for the most accumulated number of days spent in space by an American astronaut.Scott said that aside from the incredible views and floating around,…… Continue reading An Extraordinary Life Is One That Suits You Head To Toe

How to Raise The Bar On Your People Skills

-Try not to criticize, condemn or complain. (reprinted from Authentic Success newsletter) Outstanding leadership is about getting other people to want to do what you want them to do. Failed leadership is forcing people to do what you want, which only works temporarily and superficially. Eventually, people will reject being forced, coerced or manipulated. To lead others for…… Continue reading How to Raise The Bar On Your People Skills

Be Better, Not Bitter.

– Have confidence in your values.(reprinted from Authentic Success newsletter. You can subscribe here)There is a lot of anger to go around these days. Much of it stems from loss.This week’s newsletter comes out on inauguration day in the United States. Many are troubled by the loss of civility in our politics. Others are upset…… Continue reading Be Better, Not Bitter.

A Surprising Way To Recover From Burnout

“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

How Emotions Impact Decisions

“Emotions are not reactions to the world; they are your constructions of the world.”― Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the BrainBarbara lost her job in the travel industry during the pandemic. She’s looking for opportunities in other sectors that have more growth potential. Recently, Barbara interviewed for a…… Continue reading How Emotions Impact Decisions