I talked to a friend this week who was frustrated at her new job. She feels that there are so many new directives being put on people, the demands are seemingly too high, and the leadership seems disconnected from the reality of what everyone working for them is feeling. In this conversation, there is an … Continue reading Meeting Expectations
I watched this Adam Grant TEDTalk again this week and saw a version of the image below. (I like the wording in the image below a little better than the image Adam shared.) Adam Grant states in the video that “self-doubt is paralyzing, it causes you to freeze.” He goes on to tell us, “The key to … Continue reading The Process
More and more, people place their focus on the immediate gratification of short-term wins. Often our definition of winning is skewed. We define winning by championships in sports, grades in schools, making money, etc. -- when ultimately, none of these things are what it takes to be a winner. Not convinced that what I am … Continue reading Winning
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” --Maya Angelou If I asked you to stop and make a list of the five biggest problems you are dealing with right now, what would you write? Go ahead and take some time to think about it, and make your … Continue reading Attitude Matters Most
I read the following quote from Between Parent and Child by Haim G. Ginott this week and it really hit home. “What do we say to a guest who forgets her umbrella? Do we run after her and say "What is the matter with you? Every time you come to visit you forget something. If it's not … Continue reading Be Our Guest
Life is really good at giving us problems, challenges, and changes to confront daily and sometimes hourly. They are always there, no matter what you do, no matter how smart you are, no matter how positive you are; problems will always exist. The most successful people I have encountered do, during times of challenge that … Continue reading Attitude Matters Most
Why do you do what you do? Is it a means to a paycheck or is it truly about serving others. I believe happiness (your everyday, run-of-the-mill, I am happy) is about a “me” attitude, and that can easily be found in chasing fleeting moments of joy -- which a paycheck can buy. Where, fulfillment … Continue reading Why?
As we continue to take on the challenges of this year, there is a question I have recently started to ask myself each day: What Can I Do? This statement is not from a "throw my hands in the air" sarcastic point of view, but a question that can help me chip away at the … Continue reading What Can I Do?
I I saw this video again this week, and it reminded me a great deal of this school year. In the video, I think we can take some important life lessons from these two bears. Watch it for yourself first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhjBXnEFKQs Here are three (of many potential) lessons I believe we can learn from these … Continue reading
I want to start by acknowledging that personal growth is not an easy or comfortable process. I love the simple graphic below showing the difference between your comfort zone and where the magic happens. The “magic” referred to in the graphic above is of personal growth and improvement; it is the place where you get … Continue reading Improvement