As I was writing another article on self-awareness, I was thinking about how difficult and draining it can be when we put so many others ahead of ourselves. The people that work in jobs where that quality of care is important are often the ones most affected by this type of energy drain.
I wanted to take a deeper look at this for those of you, my clients, friends and followers who are self-employed and in a care-giving work.
It could be you ...
I am sitting here at the Apple Bar with Jason the "Genius". He is deftly juggling 2 clients with 5 devices at once, seamlessly.
with a great sense of humour.
After a moment, it occurred to me, I am all of those things, too.
Does this make me a genius as well? Why not!
Looking up genius I found (according to Google)
1) ...exceptional, intellectual, or creative power or other natural ability.
2) a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative either ...
I know your type.
You run all day, likely holding your breath, you rarely (or never) have time to enjoy a relaxed dinner with your family, and you wake up every morning dreading the day ahead.
Imagine if you could be in Bizarro World and you suddenly open your eyes feeling enthusiastic about your life, you browse a bookstore on a whim, and even have a quiet mind for most of the day.
Call me crazy but this is possible.
Ask yourself: What is really ...
Does Your Reality Really Suck Way Too Often?
Life is so crazy busy you can hardly stop to check if you are still breathing! Imagine looking at your life and seeing something different? Imagine being able to stop to smell the roses, have a relaxed dinner with the family or friends. How about waking up feeling rested and ready for the day and actually looking forward to all of it!
Seems impossible, you say. Well if you continue the way you are now ...
All leaders have had leaders at one time or another. I bet you can name the good ones as well as the...not so good ones off the top of your head. Which one are you? Employee engagement may be the best barometer to assess how well you are leading in your position. According to American and Canadian statistics, less than 20% of employees are truly engaged at work. Between 60-70% are not engaged at all with the balance somewhere in between. ...
December can be a diverse month depending on the business you are in. Some businesses say they do amazingly while others complain of poor profits and sales. I don’t know what your normal is, but there are things that you can do to change your 2015 year starting right now! It is best to see where you have been so you can plan where you want to go.
First we start with Reflect and Learn. Think about your year right from January ...
I just want to start by saying (with not much humility) I just completed several exams where my abilities were assessed by Master Certified Coaches as “good enough” to receive my PCC or Professional Certified Coach for the ICF otherwise know as the International Coach Federation, the first and largest Association of Coaches worldwide!
This is a HUGE achievement for any coach and most don’t do it because it is scary! There are 3 levels of certification, ACC Associate Certified Coach (150+ hrs client coaching), PCC ...
I have worked hard to eliminate excess “stuff” from my space. I recently found some old 3x5 index cards from years ago where some had self-talk statements about organization. This will tell you that I was not always the DE-Clutter Queen that some of my clients call me and it can be learned!
I picked up a book called “What To Say When You Talk To Yourself” by Shad Helmstetter many years ago when I was in direct sales. I wanted to ...
There have been days as of late that I find myself standing in the middle of a room spinning. Not the kind you do as a kid with your arms wide looking up to the sky with puffy clouds and the sun peaking through. The kind where you can’t decide what to do next. I do know that this is temporary. My environment is not optimal at the moment with moving boxes everywhere and none of my “STUFF” anywhere nearby or ...
I remember a commercial from decades ago told us if we did not like who we were we could “live it as a blonde”. As if changing our hair color was all we had to do. Is it really that simple? It has not been for me, how about you?
If you don’t like what’s happening to or around you – what are you doing about it?
If you want your life to be different who are you willing to become to be ...