New Year’s Resolution: How to Get Started on Your Annual Plan

New Years Resolutions The end of a year can have an emotional pull in polarized directions. To our left, we see our accomplishments, celebrated victories, new friendships, and relationships and to our right, we see heartbreaks and incompletions. Depending on your personal wiring you will tend to keep one side closer to your vest. But…

Three Essential Tips for Dealing with Difficult People, Including Yourself

3 Essential Tips for Dealing with Difficult People “The difficulties in life are vital for our personal growth and well-being.” – Lailah Gifty Akita I recently had to deal with a very difficult person who shall rename anonymous for the purpose of this blog. This person was making my life miserable and as much as…

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Competitions are a great motivational tool for increasing performance. Findings of Coren Apicella and Johanna Mollerstrom, Professors who have studied competition among women and its effects on success and productivity. Women in the workplace are often reluctant to compete with other women, keeping them from success and perpetuating gender inequalities in the workplace. I can…

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Getting Unstuck – The Process of Rewiring

So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence, peace of mind. You get it. The process of feeling stuck is a normal part of human evolution. What isn’t so normal…

Shake Things Up! Make a Splash! Disrupt!

If, like me, you’ve been trained to think of disruption in negative terms, it’s time for a change. Used correctly, disruption can be the most thoughtful and creative way to shake things up and make people take notice. Disruption means doing the unexpected. The basic theory of disruption has been around since 1995, and historically…