The Ugly Side of Resilience

As I've been writing all month about resiliency and all the great things about this great habit that works to make you that way, I began to study the other side. Is it possible that resilience has an ugly side? I assumed it can be like any habit that if over used can be as … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Resilience

Friction and Polished Things

I have an incredible opportunity to put myself in front of some of the best thinkers in my organization on a regular basis. It's a blessing, a lot of hard work, and worth every minute. One of those people I've worked with and for, going on 8 years. She regularly channels things that are profound, … Continue reading Friction and Polished Things

Finding Compassion on the Job

  Just as our own social circles can provide us places to use empathy or build solidarity we need, our work circles can provide the same chances. Today more than ever these are key concepts in business dynamics of high performing teams. In compassion's absence, low performing teams. Putting up with stress and sometimes nonsense … Continue reading Finding Compassion on the Job

One Thing – The Ultimate Act of Simplifying

Arthur Guinness. J. K. Rowling with Harry Potter. Both creators have one thing in common, they learned the power of simplify and focusing on the one thing that made everything else inconsequential or non-essential. We have to start big to get to the one thing. For most people there is to much negative and fear … Continue reading One Thing – The Ultimate Act of Simplifying

Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem

It's a common mistake made between self-compassion and self-esteem. Just like we can easily swap in error sympathy and empathy which are also very different. Our self-identity is really hard to measure ourselves from our point of view. We sometimes need the feedback or another third party to help us out. I found this test … Continue reading Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem

Hello Arete, Meet My Potential

Intention as Jim Carrey says is everything. Nothing happened on this planet that has been accomplished has ever been accomplished with out intention. 5 minute vid to watch. Check it out. https://youtu.be/8qSTHPABoHc Lets take a page from this premise and loosen up for this week's theme on intention. Like Jim did, lets take a pad … Continue reading Hello Arete, Meet My Potential

Addressing the Gap

Hello 👋🏻 It's great to be back from vacation in Hawaii. I had a lot of time to just listen to myself and reflect. I completely disconnected from work and blogging. I believe you have to take a break from what you're good at, to find how to be great at it when you come … Continue reading Addressing the Gap

4 Seconds

Take three breaths, in and then out. That's about 4 seconds. Our brains scientifically need 1-2 seconds for an urge to react to move past our amygdala (our monkey or reptile brains) and reach our prefrontal cortex where rational thought can take over. Today's world, the action now world, makes this super hard. We've been … Continue reading 4 Seconds

Sensory Markers Are Keys to Avoiding Groundhog Day Syndrome

Using the back and white picture I took above, what do you imagine it smelled like? What colors do you think you'd see? How would the seats feel? What about the temperature? You think it's cold out? What sounds would be heard? I've learned that people will forgive what you said, people will forgive what … Continue reading Sensory Markers Are Keys to Avoiding Groundhog Day Syndrome