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Struggling to change

Why is Change So Hard?

The evidence that change is hard; over 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned within a week. If change were easy, we’d all be wealthy, fit, and happy. It’s frustrating when you know what you want to do, but you can’t get yourself to do it consistently. If the new behavior would obviously be of...
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Thoughtful Gift-Giving

Spread the Joy with Thoughtful Gift-Giving

Gift-giving is one of the most fulfilling aspects of the holiday season.  Generally, people will think of the joy of receiving a special gift for the holidays. But being the giver of a meaningful gift can be even more gratifying. Great gifts are really more about the thoughtful intention behind them than the actual gift...
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Gratitude and Appreciation

Why not extend Thanksgiving into Thanksliving!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, how much thought and effort do you really put into this day? Do you spend time being grateful and thankful for your friends and family? Or are you just glad that you get an extra day off work? As with any type of holiday, it’s easy to overlook the...
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Passive-Aggressive

How do you deal with a passive-aggressive person?

Let’s clarify the meaning of passive-aggressive, this is often misunderstood. Imagine a continuum, one side is passive, and the other side is aggressive, right in the middle is assertive.  Now consider for a moment, what’s the difference between passive and assertive and aggressive and assertive?  Here’s an easy definition to understand the distinctions.  Within these communication...
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time management and work-life balance

Time Management Tip: Manage Your Energy

Have you ever wished you had more time in the day? Or maybe you just needed to figure out what to prioritize? Amid constant change, crisis, and chaos, it becomes incredibly challenging to determine what to focus on and what to prioritize. Most often, we label this as needing to focus on time management. The...
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How to find the right business consultant

5 Tips to Finding the Right Business Consultant

Here are 5 tips for finding the right business consultant for you. 1. Establish your goals with your consultant. 2. Consultants bring their vast experience (at least they should) to their clients. Most are experienced in one or two of the main categories. Beyond that and they are likely spreading themselves too thin. 3. As...
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Manage change have acceptance

Let Go of Control: The Paradox of Surrender

Ironically, the way to enhance your sense of self-control is to let go of control and surrender. This is known as the Paradox of Surrender. Surrender means we choose to let go of things that you cannot control and focus on the things you can control. Rather than trying to control the uncontrollable, surrender involves...
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Resilience Business Organization

How Social Capital Builds Organizational Resilience

Resilience is the ability to bounce back, and even bounce forward, in times of adversity. Individual attributes can be developed to strengthen one’s resilience, but a group of resilient individuals does not equate to a resilient organization. There are different factors at play once you consider resilience within a system of interrelatedness and interdependencies. As...
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Managing Change

How to Create a New Normal

In any time of crisis or disruption, we have the opportunity to start fresh and create a new normal. This is however much easier said than done. In my experience, I have found that some people are better at adapting to change than others. I have low ‘adaptability’ on the Gallup Clifton Strengths Finder. Honestly,...
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Business Coach Business Consultant

How to tell if you need a coach, a consultant, or both

Workflow has slowed to a crawl.  Projects are backing up.  Clients are complaining. You want outside help, but who do you turn to? Should you call a business consultant or a business coach? The line between a business consultant and a business coach has become blurred. People often use the terms interchangeably, unsure of the...
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Stress Management

3 Tips to Refrain from Stress Eating with Comfort Food

The fear of not having enough food (or not wanting to deal with grocery stores) during a pandemic can trigger a hoarder response and have you stockpile as much food as possible. Are you hoarding broccoli, kale, and carrots? Likely not! We intuitively know that comfort food is so much better when we are stressed....
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Compassion and Empathy

Insensitivity will hurt your bottom-line

Being insensitive in the midst of chaos is a sure-fire way to lose business in the short-term and the long-term. When in the middle of a crisis, compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness are required- remember your real character shines through during hard times. Insensitivity will become apparent; true colors are revealed, and underlying motives are highlighted....
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Emotional Intelligence

Do emotions cloud your judgment?

Intense emotions—from bitter spouses, grieving family members, or hurt victims—make legal representation complicated. Addin resentful coworkers, demanding bosses, and sensitive employees, and productivity becomes even more challenging. Compounding matters is our own emotional state related to worry about missing a deadline, overlooking a strategy, or the angst of not being responsive. In all of these...
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Resilience Stress Management

10 Reasons Not to Miss B.O.U.N.C.E.

B.O.U.N.C.E. is a mind gym that focuses on building resilience, basically a workgroup, to practice shifting your mindset every week to strengthen your coping strategies.  Here are the top reasons to attend the upcoming B.O.U.N.C.E. workgroup: Clarify your purpose. The first component of B.O.U.N.C.E. is Belief. This refers to your belief in a greater meaning...
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Optimism Pessimism Mindset

Are You a Pessimist or an Optimist?

If your immediate answer is yes, then maybe you are a pessimist! However, most people don’t fully understand the true definitions of optimism and pessimism. Optimism and pessimism are distinct ways of looking at the world and how we explain the events around us. This is called an explanatory style, basically how we explain and...
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Culture Conflict

The Cost of Workplace Drama

Shifting the culture of a company is considered an advanced leadership skill, since culture is fundamentally comprised of relationships.  When conflict ensues, miscommunication persists, and drama becomes pervasive, the economical toll on a company is disastrous.  Lack of trust and constant fear perpetuate wasted time spent on gossiping, planning defenses, protecting turf, and assembling allies....
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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

What’s your plan to celebrate your accomplishments? When I ask clients what they will do to celebrate an achievement, I’m often met with a blank stare. We do all this planning and work to hit our goals, then when we get there, we bypass the success and immediately set another goal. We don’t take the...
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Visualize Dream Imagine

What’s Your Dream?

Why does it seem so much harder to dream big as we get older? We let all the mind trash get in the way. Maybe we can identify a dream job, a dream car, or a dream vacation, but even that is limited to what we think is possible. If only we work harder, try...
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Recent Posts

Struggling to change
Why is Change So Hard?
December 3, 2020
Thoughtful Gift-Giving
Spread the Joy with Thoughtful Gift-Giving
December 3, 2020
Gratitude and Appreciation
Why not extend Thanksgiving into Thanksliving!
November 23, 2020

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