Gut Feelings

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein Intuition is part of the human experience. It’s the ability to know something without thinking consciously about it. It can be more reliable … Continue reading Gut Feelings

Choose Trust

“Tough people fight fire with fire. Wise people fight fire with water.”  Former Marine and FBI counterintelligence expert Robin Dreeke wrote the book on human behavior. He taught social psychology and in the practical application of the science of relationship development for the FBI, and eventually rose to direct the behavioral analysis program for the … Continue reading Choose Trust

Coach in Quiet Moments

This is a reprint one of my posts inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. I felt inspired to share it again, just in case you (or someone you love) might be stuck in a behavior patter that’s not serving them right now.   In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg discusses how important feedback has been to … Continue reading Coach in Quiet Moments

Trust First

Here is the formula to become a great leader: First: Be eminently worthy of trust. Second: Prove you are. Those are the words of Robin Dreeke, a former Marine and FBI counterintelligence agent in his book The Code of Trust, in which he outline rules for creating and maintaining trust within your personal relationships and … Continue reading Trust First

To Decide or Not to Decide; That is the Question

“Where you are today, in your personal and professional life, is the result of decisions you once made. Where you will be in the future depends on the decisions you are about to take.” Author and consultant Joseph Bikart has helped individuals and companies make hundreds of important decisions, and he believes that making good … Continue reading To Decide or Not to Decide; That is the Question

How to Be Happy

Epictetus, the great Stoic philosopher, asked and answered some of the most important questions of life. If you think that an ancient philosopher couldn’t possibly have anything relevant to say abut modern life, you might want to think again. Sharon Lebell is the author of The Art of Living, a book that interprets Epictetus’s writing … Continue reading How to Be Happy

Letting Go of Old Patterns

One of the biggest challenges in developing emotional agility is letting go of thoughts and patterns of thinking that are no longer serving us. That’s one of the powerful messages in Susan David’s book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. David says that our minds sometimes have, well, a … Continue reading Letting Go of Old Patterns

You Are Not a Chess Piece. You’re the Board.

That’s the message of emotional agility from author Susan David, Ph.D. “The broader view we gain by stepping out means learning to see yourself as the chessboard, filled with possibilities, rather than as any one piece on the board, confined to certain preordained moves.” Stepping out is one of the four moves the author and … Continue reading You Are Not a Chess Piece. You’re the Board.

If You’re Always Hard on Yourself, Read This

You might have plenty of good reasons to expect more of yourself; you might be proud of your high standards. But when high standards start making you feel bad about yourself, it might be time to rethink your position. Let’s talk about how your high standards and the self-talk that goes with them might actually … Continue reading If You’re Always Hard on Yourself, Read This

The Road to Heck is Paved with Yes

I have a friend who has a problem saying “no.” She’s smart, organized, and helpful, which is a sure recipe for burnout if not managed carefully. My friend works hard, probably harder than she has to, thanks to the extra projects she takes on that are technically someone else’s problem. Being the go-to girl gets … Continue reading The Road to Heck is Paved with Yes