The Fear is Holding Us Back

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 […]

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The State of Flow

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 […]

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Out of Character

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 […]

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Want to be Happy? Be Grateful.

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 […]

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Breaking Past the Norms

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. […]

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