I’m listening to Elon Musk’s* biography and it’s astounding. He doesn’t see barriers…EVER. As a result, he and his companies are routinely doing things that the world used to think were impossible. In fact, if you are an employee and you tell him something is impossible...Read More
Yesterday, for the sixth year in a row, I did it. I took the Jeopardy Online Test. This is an annual event used to harvest candidates to be on the show. My husband and I love Jeopardy. We DVR it, watch it religiously and treat it like a spectator sport -- yelling...Read More
“I wasn’t very successful.”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this when someone returns after an experiment with meditation. This last time was from a fairly new client, who has a history of stress & anxiety.
I’d sent her off to close her eyes and sit quietly for ten minutes at least three times between that day and the next time we were scheduled to meet, two weeks later.
She did her experiment, then said those words: “I wasn’t very successful.”
“Ugh”, I thought. “Not again.”Read More
Feedback is coming. You just know it. You begin to feel that sick feeling in your stomach. Brace yourself…here it comes…
Can you relate? I know I can. No matter how much training or experience I have, I still have that momentary hit in the gut as I steel myself to hear something I might not like. Something that might attack my idea of myself. Something that might remind me that I’m less than perfect; that someone is onto me.
Luckily, over time, I’ve learned a better way...Read More
I used to think that most people, including me, got stuck while trying to accomplish goals or pursue their hearts’ desire because of a fear of failure. I was wrong.
Through my work, I’ve discovered it’s just the opposite: Fear of success.
Sure fear of failure can play a role, but I find the fear of success is usually the more powerful block.
To see if this might be true for you...
It’s not too late to consider some helpful hints for a more peaceful holiday season:
YES, YES, YES…I was working with an exec client last week who attributed his uncharacteristically flat mood to being over-committed; he’d been saying yes to things he just didn’t want, or ultimately need, to do. Indeed he is a person who admits people-pleasing tendencies with a keen interest in being liked. If this is you...Read More