It runs deep within all of us. It lurks in the shadows waiting to jump out any time we face something uncertain. It pushes us towards our comfort zone. Fear holds us all back. It pushes us towards safety. And it leaves us stuck in place. And the fear doesn’t go away – but we […]Read more "The Fear is Holding Us Back"
For the last century, efficiency has been at the forefront. It’s been ingrained into us since a young age. It’s always about doing things faster and cheaper. It’s about the “5 Ways to Be More Productive” and every other 5 point list on how to be more efficient. But we are reaching our limit. It’s […]Read more "Adaptability is the New Efficiency"
I was sitting down watching my daughter last night before bedtime. As she readied for bed, she picked up a set of Legos to play with. And within seconds, it was like she got lost. Totally lost in a state of flow of problem solving and figuring out what to do next. She could have […]Read more "The State of Flow"
There are always other factors. There is always something else in play. And we all deserve the benefit of the doubt sometimes. So you got into a confrontation with a co-worker. But the way they behaved was totally out of character. And that’s where we need to leave it. As out of character for them […]Read more "Out of Character"
I know it’s cliche. And I know it’s probably not as easy as it sounds. But it does work. Research shows being more grateful leads to higher levels of happiness and satisfaction in our lives. But cultivating gratitude takes time. It’s a practice. It’s consistently pushing yourself to see the positive spin on outcomes. Because life […]Read more "Want to be Happy? Be Grateful."
Overcoming habits can seem daunting. It’s hard to put yourself through the short term pain for the long term benefits. We are wired for the instant pleasure. And that’s where our good intentions stall out. Because changing a habit doesn’t happen overnight. So let it be more gradual. Ease into a bit. Rather treat a […]Read more "A Habit is Like Brewing a Pot of Coffee"
Sometimes they hold us back. Sometimes we focus too much on the way things have always been done. Or even what’s acceptable to society. And often, the ones that go against the grain reap the benefits. Because most can’t get past their fear to face the path less traveled. Which is why it’s less traveled. […]Read more "Breaking Past the Norms"