A great way to reduce your stress and feeling of overwhelm is to plan on doing less. Sounds like a simple concept that is not so simple to implement. That is the point – keep it simple. Here are some tips to help you accomplish this simple task.
Tip 1: Say NO! You’ve already got a full plate for the next two months. You’re a doer and people naturally ask you to do “one more thing” because you always say yes and get things accomplished. Adding more during a holiday season isn’t kind to yourself. If it is something… Continue reading
Stress is here! Tis the season to be stressed. The anticipation of all that needs to be done is enough to raise your blood pressure. Here are some tips to play with during the next couple of months. All you have to lose is that overwhelmed feeling – not bad!
The holidays come with a lot of baggage. It’s a family time that may or may not be a positive experience. There are magical expectations that started in childhood and remain with us all our lives.
Work can get busier around the holidays also. People may be taking… Continue reading
I’ve long believed the universe sends messages to each one of us everyday. Lots of times we don’t notice them or believe they are messages. Sometimes they are too strong to ignore – because they keep repeating themselves. During the last three days I’ve gotten the same message three times, in different forms. I was wondering why I was getting increasingly annoyed until I linked all three together. They were examples of commitment – or more precisely, the lack of commitment.
The strongest way to build trust, relationships and reputation is by doing what we say we’ll do, commitment. Rationalizing,… Continue reading
I recently asked a group of corporate professionals what their biggest challenge is at their workplace. There were many answers. One of the answers jumped out at me. This individual wanted to be taken seriously as a leader in their organization.
To be taken seriously as a leader in your organization, you must consistently show your leadership skills on a regular basis. There are plenty of opportunities to show off these skills. Following are some must have skills to be taken seriously as a leader.
Skill 1: Integrity. This is more than being honest. This is living up to… Continue reading
Who couldn’t use a few more minutes? The next couple of blogs will talk about giving you a little extra time in your day.
1. Be completely present at every meeting – one on one and in a group. Any time I attend a meeting or speak to someone individually I make it a point to be completely present at the meeting or with the person. This means that I turn off my cell phone, don’t check email, don’t look at my watch and put away all distractions. I give the person and meeting my full and… Continue reading