If you operate online, you are at risk of burnout. If you are running a business, managing a team, or just starting your career – the stress is real. It’s baked into our culture now. And it has been repeatedly linked to chronic disease, depression and “dropping out”. Just accepting it is a recipe for disaster. Choosing to deal with high stress instead is critically important for our wellbeing and our resiliency. How we choose to do that makes the difference between folding un
Resiliency, which is desperately needed right now, comes from high self-esteem among leaders, not just confidence. You may already be aware that self-confidence and self-esteem are not the same thing. Still, too many people (who ought to know better!) use the terms interchangeably, especially in reference to leadership. That is a dangerous misunderstanding to foster, since a leader who doesn’t recognize the difference may be unable to create a resilient organization—no matter
Like 60% of adults in the United States, according to Gallup, I have felt overwhelmed by stress. Many now refer to overwhelm as a global pandemic, and it is a confirmed contributor to the number of individuals who are opting to quit their jobs rather than return to the office right now. Several years ago, when I was in overwhelm’s grip, the adrenaline was a powerful drug, and like many others who experience it, I was rather proud of my ability to power through. When it began
When you lead in an organization, it is a safe bet that sooner or later you will sweat over something – and I’m not talking about the small stuff. When that happens, leaders tend to fall into two camps – those who stuff the feelings of overwhelm, and try not to let anyone (least of all themselves) realize what’s happening, out of fear of appearing incapable. The second camp not only show their overwhelm, they are darned proud of it, and flaunt it. However, there is a quiet, t
Motivation and desire are nice to have when you need them. But what can you do when you need them and they’re in short supply? You can generate your own enthusiasm. You don’t have to wait to be inspired. Inspiration is in your hands. Like any other skill, you can learn to be motivated and full of desire on demand. Motivation fuels discipline, and discipline is what actually moves us forward. The problem for many of us is that instead of going within to charge up our enthusias
Motivation: it’s something we all desire, though few of us can get motivated and, most importantly, stay motivated, especially when life throws us some setbacks. This is why I have put together the best techniques for getting and staying motivated, so you can reach your dreams and goals faster than ever – no matter what you are facing right now. How to Get Motivated How do you get motivated, especially after encountering a snag (or, let’s face it – what feels like a black hol
Cornell University research suggests, and most experts agree, adults make an average of 35,000 decisions every day. However, especially in our professions, we try to make our decisions rationally, equating rational decisions to empowered decisions. However, that portion of our brain only represents 10% of our thought processes. It gets fatigued trying to keep up throughout a decision-filled day. The other 90% of our decision process is subconscious, emotional and non-linear.