-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
- 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.
“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
“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
Carol Dweck is a Stanford psychologist and author of Mindset, a book about her research in the area of achievement and success. She discovered there are two types of mindsets, or established set of attitudes, from which people engage with the world and with themselves.
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
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.