Know what it’s like when — Things aren’t going as you planned Feelings of unwelcome take over Profound helplessness smothers hope Feeling betrayed, deeply offended, or just royally pissed when — Mocked by someone in a group meeting Called a vulgar name by someone online you’ve never met Ignored by others who watch, remain silent, …Read More about How to Move in Front of Adversity & Elevate Goodwill
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I believe we have two lives. The life we learn with and the life we live with after that. –from the movie, The Natural Life is one big (or small) lesson after another– a giant classroom. You’re the student, teacher, and proud (or concerned) parent/caretaker wrapped in one. (Ain’t it grand to be an adult with …Read More about How to Be Great at Learning and Living Life to the Fullest
They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance. — Ronald Reagan Love this wry one-liner– thought about it all week. Since day 1 of school we’ve been sent off with some version of the message: Be good. Have fun. Work hard. And we did. And we do. But what …Read More about How To Do What’s Hard, Shake Off Limitations & Succeed!
Are you trigger-happy? Here’s a story my dad shared from his childhood: Setting: Early evening on the farm. Mother stirring pot on kitchen stove-top. Younger Dad (7 yrs. old) enters the kitchen. 7 yr. old: “Mom—what’s for dinner?” Mom: “Borscht,” (a Russian soup made with beets, cabbage, onions, potatoes, carrots, and spices). 7 yr. old: …Read More about Even More Insights for Keeping the Lid on Anger
He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not. — Benjamin Franklin Anger is a normal human emotion. Expressing, suppressing or calming are reasonable ways to manage your anger. Done well, they all help you keep the lid on anger or as Mr. Franklin says, makes you wise. …Read More about More Tips for Keeping the Lid on Anger
How do you keep the lid of an old fashioned pressure cooker from exploding and spewing food all over the stovetop? You turn the heat off. Your anger, like the hissing sputtering pressure cooker, can be cooled off too by reducing the heat which keeps it at a dangerously rapid boil. Wherever YOU are there’s …Read More about Tips for Keeping the Lid on Anger
To get to your destination turn around and make a U-turn or as my Boston friends say: bang a uey. Ah– you’ve arrived. Are there U-Turns YOU can make along the way to professional and personal success? They aren’t on the original route when you started– those turnarounds– although you suspected the route may include …Read More about The Key to Success is Making a U-Turn
Make this your first inventory of the new year. Why? Because the holiday rush and emotional high is over. As busy people with stressful (and exciting) home and work lives we can get caught up and lose ourselves in the throes of activity and expectations. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying …Read More about How to Reach Out for Joy by Being True to Yourself
Are you challenged like my client? He wrote… [box] I need to be more motivated to not think about life when I am at work, and not think about work while I am at home.[/box] It’s frustrating because productivity at work and a successful private life (social, family, and personal attention) won’t happen if your …Read More about Building Resilience– 5 Tweaks to Recharge & Focus at Work and at Home
Many new entrepreneurs aren’t prepared for the natural drop of enthusiasm after signing on to a new business venture. There may be a realization that there will be a lot more time to wait before any money is received for all the hours of work. Or perhaps their best efforts to market to the customer’s need …Read More about How Entrepreneurs Keep the Business Momentum Buzzing After the Initial Excitement Wanes
Confucius says… Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life. I haven’t met an entrepreneur yet who hesitates answering the question, What do you love about what you do? Things like… Finding my own way Learning so much about myself and the people …Read More about 8 Things Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Known When Starting Out
This is your chance, you’ve prepared and you’ve got 15 minutes to wow them… So, the committee hears your demonstration, your “pitch” for the project and you know, deep inside, it wasn’t your best. You hear the critical chatter inside your head saying, “you forgot this… you spent too much time on that …and why did you …Read More about How to Handle Disappointment Smoothly