Why Manager is a Four-Letter Word to Me

I have a personal disdain for the word “manager.” When I think of things to manage, I think of a 401(k), irritable bowel syndrome or a crazy ex. When I think of the word manager, I think of someone who is in charge that asserts their authority. Often this authority is used negatively reacting to...

Resistance: How to overcome the enemy that stands between you and your life’s biggest goals (Part II)

Yesterday we introduced the concept of resistance, and how anyone in any creative endeavor can be a victim to resistance in their quest to achieve their life’s biggest goals. Today we discuss how to overcome resistance and achieve everything you ever set out to achieve.

Resistance: The biggest enemy that stands between you and your life’s biggest goals (Part I)

Resistance is like a gnat. No matter how many times you swing at that little nuisance, it remains right there, in front of your nose, laughing at you. It knows it’s much smaller than you and much more vulnerable but it doesn’t care. The gnat continues to buzz in front of your face and toy with your...

It’s OK to Fail: 5 ways to face your fears

Eat the frog; a strange but oft-used mantra a family friend lived by. Essentially, “eat the frog” is another way of saying “just do it” or “face your fears.” If there’s something you need to do, and you have to do it whether you want to or not, you are better off to just get it done and get it off...

5 ways to move forward after a setback

Moving forward after a setback, especially an emotional one, can be quite a challenge. When we encounter a major life situation, we can be stripped of our energy and we need to regroup. What tools can we use to help us regroup? How can we be sure that we take that situation, learn from it, and...

The elevator pitch: ten seconds that can be the difference between success and failure

Have you ever run into a famous musician or actor in public, someone you have always wanted to meet, but when you got that opportunity you completely froze? The rush of adrenaline, combined with a moment of fear, completely paralyzed your senses and you simply couldn’t say a word? And the minute...

Dynamic Mentoring - The difference between winning and losing in the workplace

Don't go it alone. If you are envisioning moving up the corporate ladder into a position of authority, finding a mentor as early as possible can be the key to accomplishing your goal. We can have all the ambition in the world, but without a plan and some guidance from someone who has been there, we...

Why Mentoring Is Important

You may be a rising star and have a track record of success. But when starting a new job, having a mentor to show you the ropes is important. Mentors hold a very valuable key to your success; they’ve been where you want to go. Why try to reinvent the wheel when you can learn from a trusted advisor?...

The 3 Steps of Coaching Grit in Your Company

Coaching practices inspired by “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”