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Are you overworking because of email?
Is email causing you to overwork? (hint, they are just blinking pixels but they pull us in)
Is Overworking Your Employer’s Fault?
Over the next few weeks, I will focus on the problem of overworking. There is a lot to unpack for this problem impacting so many of us.
When you cut yourself down it isn’t humble. It’s negative.
When you say something about yourself, people will instantly believe you. The stories we tell...
Giving Feedback Doesn’t have to be hard: Giving feedback
You already know that giving feedback is important, but I know that you also care about people and don’t want to hurt their feelings.
Respectful Communication and the Power of the Pause
This week, learn about the power of the pause and how it can make you a better team-mate and communicator: Don’t speak for others. (read more)
Are you working, overworking, or overwhelming?
Today I’m going to dive into overwhelm with you. We will explore the difference between...
A Coach Might Make You Mad
Is there a difference between a friend, manager, mentor, parent, and coach? All of them have enormous value in your life, and all of them are necessary for you. Let’s look at why.
Don’t Be a Traffic Jam
This week in my blog, I’ll give a little advice about meetings and time. Be kind and don’t be a traffic jam. – Ellen
Emotion at work
I have always disagreed when people say, “There’s no room for emotion at work.” Emotion makes us...
What do you believe about yourself?
What do you believe about yourself? Do you know you can align those beliefs with who you want to be?
Are you always thinking about what else you should be doing?
Quiet the mind You're cleaning the house thinking about the emails you need to check. You're in a...
I love time management (and I’m not even that good at it)
I love time management, and I’m not even very good at it. It frees me to be who I want to be.
Birthdays, New Years, and Mondays
Take this opportunity to reflect on what you have accomplished and decide what you will accomplish next.
The annual reset
I love a good solid routine and a well-thought-out plan for getting things done, but this week, throw that all away.
How is your work ethic?
I thought I had a great work ethic. I worked hard. I ended every day exhausted. Then my coach told me I needed to improve my work ethic. I got mad. She was right.
The Great Calming
At the end of the year, we are often under a lot of pressure. There are work pressures to finalize...
Those Pesky Adjectives
You have 60,000 thoughts a day. Many of them are full of adjectives. They have a very real impact on you and they are totally optional. Which ones are you choosing?
Stop Being Frantic This Holiday
Right now, rushing seems to be a normal part of every day. I want to give you a way to learn to catch the rush, and slow yourself down. Read more.
In the United States, this is a week where many of us are reminded of gratitude. On Thursday we...
Go ahead! Get your hopes up!
There is well intentioned advice, designed to protect you from being disappointed in the future. “Don’t get your hopes up”. I say, what’s the harm?
Do you say, “They should” and call it a boundary?
What is a boundary? From Merriam Webster Definition...
From the Oxford dictionary: Perfectionist: a person who refuses to accept any standard short of...
Gratitude, and what we want.
Lets take some time to consider our wants and generate some gratitude.
Why “Just do what you love” can be bad advice.
Do you find yourself feeling discouraged when you hear. "Do what your passionate about, and you...
Mental Health Day – Touch the tent
Today is international mental health day. In this article I will talk to you about the...
Be happier. allow unhappiness.
If you spend time on social media, watching commercials, or even reading self help books, it is...
Stand out from the back of the room. (Introvert power)
One of my favorite ways to describe the difference between an extrovert and an introvert is...
Moving Forward from Stuck
Move past stuck “This is impossible”, “I don’t know how to get started”, “I’ve never done this before”, “I already have so many other things to do”, “I don’t know”
The Word Should
Should is an innocent little word that we use to try to motivate ourselves or others, but often it creates shame instead.
Happy Labor Day
Happy Labor Day – celebrate with me today by makig sure to take a break from work.
Work Hard vs. Work Well
Growing up we learn the value of hard work. We often don’t learn the skill of working well.
You can and should take 100% credit and responsibility for your own inspiration. You never had to find it somewhere else. It has always been available to you and it still is.
Choices – And the Urge To Work
Did you know that we are conditioned to overwork by being rewarded for it? Did you ever get...
Set Schedule Boundaries
Many of us who do corporate work, have a lot of autonomy in our work schedule. For example,...
Does your mind relax during your downtime?
Over-workers aren't usually good at downtime. When we do take downtime, we spend the time thinking...
Do this exercise, and let go of worrying about work
This exercise will help you let go of the constant worry about work, and allow you to learn to let go.
Do you have the downtime you want?
It can be hard to prioritize downtime, but it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.
I’m celebrating one year of publishing my weekly Monday Motivations.
Service and Sacrifice
On Memorial day, I can’t write about anything other than service, sacrifice and gratitude. I respect those who live in service to others. I appreciate all who have sacrificed for their community and country.
Hello my dears. What are you thinking about today? The coolest thing about humans is that we can...
Interruptions"I LOVE being interrupted", said no one ever! This article contains tips for...
Stop overworking guide available
Over the last several weeks, I have published the below series of articles focused on the problem...
Making decisions will reduce your decision fatigue.
When we put off making decisions, we are working harder than we need to. Today I want to tell...
We are bad at estimating and so we overwork
Let's continue exploring overworking: Over the last four weeks, I’ve defined overworking, talked...
How much time do you lose talking about being busy?
hinking you are busy causes us to feel: Lousy. Overwhelmed. Discouraged.
Overworking is reacting to an urge.
Overworking is reacting to an urge. You are going to feel like you might die if you don’t respond to the urge to work. You can retrain your brain. Let me show you how.
Are you Overworking?
Over the next few weeks I will focus on the problem of overworking. There is a lot to unpack...
Leadership lessons from Horses
One of the things about being a leader for several years, is that I have started to see leadership...
When something sucks
You already know that sometimes life is hard. Things happen that are awful. And, wow, the last few...
When you aren’t getting any feedback
There are many people I have talked to through coaching who don’t think they're getting feedback...
Lets talk feedback: So someone told you there is spinach in your teeth.
Giving and receiving feedback is one of the most important skills you can develop and can be one...
I'm a fan of a wide range of music. On my playlists: A Stephen Stills, Thoroughfare gap,...