The way in which we refer to ourselves can have a significant impact on our overall life satisfaction. A gentle approach to oneself allows for deeper social connections, greater emotional awareness and happiness. Conversely, when we judge ourselves we develop an inner dialogue that can keep us from the very things we aspire towards. [...]
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A growth mindset allows individuals and teams to thrive when faced with challenges. Failure becomes an opportunity rather than a hinderance. It opens up possibilities and stretches creativity and allows for greater problem solving. Focusing on the process rather the results, and staying open to constructive criticism, allows for improvement at every step. Rather [...]
Life is not perfect. Unpredictable happens. Often. Relentless pursuit of perfection in our relationships and achievements leads to depression, anxiety, stress and frustration. Simply embracing that our imperfections are actually qualities that make us unique, alters how we approach our daily lives. By shifting the focus from over achieving to awareness for often overlooked [...]
Although competition can be motivating and even fun, it also happens to be inherently divisive. Collaboration on the other hand, is a culture. It’s not about one person or organization winning, but rather about progressing as a group. Truly collaborative organizations need to have this as a value, weaved into their culture organically but [...]
The benefits of journaling are beyond just recording your thoughts and memories. It is ultimately good for your health. See it as a blueprint for helping reach your goals. Providing baby steps towards more mindfulness and greater emotional intelligence. In helping clarify and identify the necessary steps to get you from where you are [...]
Identifying our goals and taking concrete action towards them, does not usually happen easily or quickly. Even having a clear vision doesn’t preclude us from encountering obstacles. The journey and clearing the path of said obstacles, in order to reach those goals is what makes the eventual success worth celebrating. True accomplishment comes from overcoming [...]
Downtime during our day provides us with the space to clear our minds, rest our thoughts and better process information. It can enhance memory, spark creativity, and improve attention spans. Given the increased speed at which the world moves, and the constant flow of information pushed at us constantly, we must take responsibility for [...]
Meaningful relationships can be the foundation of success and happiness. They help built trust and alliances. When we align with individuals that we feel a connection with, we redefine what is possible. Connections become priceless over time and allow us to build confidence in our lives and careers. Social support is one of the crucial [...]
Simplification in life and business enhances the essentials, while allowing time for the important. There are multiple perspectives on what this could looks like. What is universal however, are the feelings of freedom or peace that comes along with it. This is easier said than done. The short method is identifying what’s most important [...]
Receiving criticism from others may cause discomfort. Causing us to judge ourselves and feel defensive and hurt. Perhaps even disappointed and embarrassed, which when not dealt with can be self-deprecating. Start by remembering that criticism is often constructive and meant to help, not hurt. This reframe allows us to improve from it, rather than [...]