[Cue music from Les Mis… “Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs…” 😉] Performance evaluation strikes a chord of doom and dread in everyone’s heart. It’s a common business practice with the best of intentions… to bring out the best in people to strive for optimal organizational results But it has the […]
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A lot of factors come into play when we’re trying to move forward on something in life. One valuable tool for making progress is accountability. In its simplest form, accountability is just making a promise to do something, then having some way to track whether you actually do it. Instead of tracking it yourself, it […]
I am not a fan of resolutions. They’re well-intended, but they don’t seem to last. We need something to anchor and guide us, to help us be our best. Having a theme for the year is what works for me. It’s more inspirational. The thing about resolutions is they set external targets. They are prescriptive, […]
Thanksgiving is coming up. How are you giving thanks every day?! Did you know that gratitude is more than a thought or idea? Gratitude is a way of being. When we’re in touch with gratitude, it’s a full-bodied experience. That means feeling your appreciation when you are thinking about all of the things you’re thankful […]
Work-life balance. People talk about it, strive for it, but is it really something we can achieve? I don’t think so. Have you ever done balance poses on the yoga mat? Then you know that balance is a dynamic experience, built of movement and tension. It’s not something you achieve and put behind you—it’s an […]
Play is healthy and healing. We know that intuitively because we feel it. If it doesn’t feel good, it’s not play. Unfortunately, as we grow up and get serious about our education, our livelihood, our relationships, we get disconnected from play. We tend shift into a mindset that play is the domain of children or […]
In my recent teleclass, Kelly expressed her goal succinctly: “I want to spin less and get more done.” Can you relate? Journalist Charles Duhigg is an expert on productivity. In his latest book, Smarter Better Faster, he concludes that the most productive people have trained themselves to be productive, and most importantly, experimenting is part […]
ACCOUNTABILITY: It isn’t sexy – but it works It’s a pretty simple concept that will make or break your success, but it’s got a bad rap. Just saying the word out loud – ACCOUNTABILITY — I can feel my defensive hackles rising. And I know better! According to the dictionary, it’s about accounting for one’s […]
Recently, I rediscovered a book that has been on my shelf for years, called One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer. I love it so much that I want to share it with you. Dr. Maurer’s big, audacious, surprising notion is that we don’t need to take (and in fact aren’t served […]
Now that we’re a few weeks in to 2018, how’s your mojo? The new year brings the excitement and magic of new beginnings. I love the fresh start, blank page, anything is possible feeling. It energizes me wondering What will this year bring? You know what doesn’t inspire my mojo? Resolutions. Invigorate Your New Year […]