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 ...
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 had times where I had several projects on my plate all demanding my attention. They weren’t really demanding my attention, I was expecting super human effort in a limited amount of time. Maybe my goal just didn’t match my calendar. I needed to sort out my priorities and make smart choices and soon realized how to structure my time.
I can always tell I am overwhelmed when during work hours I am cooking, baking, doing laundry or cleaning. I have ...
I was looking through some images thinking about what to write about the uncluttered mind. This really struck my funny-bone. Drinking coffee is what some do when they are looking for energy, inspiration or just procrastinating. The busy head will do anything to stop thinking and take a “mental” break by going to have a cup of coffee, or tea in my case.
Coffee is a real stimulant so if you have not been inspired you may just have added to your ...
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 ...
“I’ve changed my mind.” is a full sentence. Just like “No.” we need not say more.
Do we “need” an explanation from others when they say this to us? Why?
Does a decision really need to be explained or defended? Is it really our business?
Could it be about respecting others and the decisions they make for themselves?
Is it just a bad habit that can be amended by no longer asking for an explanation?
Just wondering what you think…
What feeds your soul?
Yeah, for me! Last week I kicked off “10 daily “energizing” habits and I for one did it! Well I did the first one, which was the plan, after all. I was a bit lazy on the weekend as I did some writing in advance, sort of. In reality I wrote every day as I was working on a new piece or editing one for the next day so it seems that is the nature of this beast. ...
Who’s driving your car?
You know how it works, you are a passenger in the car beside your spouse, family member or friend and you give unsolicited directions. “Turn at the next corner, it’s shorter.” “How come you don’t change lanes?” “Slow down! (to a crawl) – I am nervous when you ( not me) drive.”
It wasn’t that many months ago that it occurred to me after the words slipped quickly from my lips, that I may be not only trying to ...
Quote; “A great source of stress in personal and professional relationships is the mismatch of standards you aren’t aware of when you make the initial agreements. Unfortunately you usually only recognize your own implicit expectations of appropriate behavior when they are violated.” David Allen in David Allen’s Productivity Principles
I read somewhere that “habits are like children, fighting with them is pointless. What they need first and foremost is love and acceptance.”
I don’t know about you but when I thought about 10 daily habits, I thought about flossing my teeth, running or maybe even dusting. (Oh, how I hate dusting- and running and flossing for that matter.) I am talking about the kind of habits that feed you. Give you energy and make you feel fantastic!
Now maybe my things don’t ...