When I was an undergrad student I swam laps almost every day. I’m far from being a gifted swimmer but I love being in the water. What I don’t love is getting into the water — getting started was (and is) always the hardest for me. I had all the hacks – packing my swim … More Micro-Habits — Make Big Changes With One Tiny Step at a Time
Many years ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with John W. Gardner who is oft credited with the expression of “repotting” oneself as an approach to life-long learning and personal growth. He was someone who often repotted himself, even taking a new job in his late 70s. He lived almost 90 years, from … More Making Changes — Is it Time for Repotting You?
What are you afraid of? Its a tough question for some. Since we live in relative comfort, without fear for our lives or survival, there is little to be really be afraid of. But most of us, at some point, fear being rejected. Think about it. We don’t pursue something because we fear not being … More How to Conquer Your Fear of Rejection
Let me start by admitting that I am a master procrastinator. Combining that with the fact that I’m terrible at estimating the time required for a task, probably makes me a little difficult to work with. But I’ve been successful enough because I manage to pull off most things, most of the time…or at least … More Embrace Your Inner Procrastinator– Make it Work For You
We are bombarded with ways to improve ourselves: do more cardio, eat more vegetables, eat only “healthy” fats, try high intensity interval training, eat whole foods or plant-based foods or both. And the list goes on and on. But whether you are a vegan yogi, or a grass-fed-beef cross-fit junkie, there’s one rule that applies … More Sleep: 7 Reasons Why You Need More
Ever felt envious of someone? Of a promotion or award? Of some praise that someone else received? Or maybe just some else’s life in general? I’d be really surprised if you’ve never felt envious. So, thinking back, how did it make you feel? Envy usually drags us down — we are sad because, at that … More Envy: from Flaw to Field Guide
Imagine you are sitting in a meeting and your manager walks in. Does she or he walk in and take over? Or maybe listen for a little while, then offer input? If a manager wants to lead by coaching and empowering, then most of us can guess that taking over isn’t the right approach. Instead, … More How Can I Help?: One of Seven Ways to Manage Like a Coach