distractions

Apr 11

Getting Engaged: How Being Mindful of the Present Can Transform Your Career

Over the first quarter of 2017, you may have picked up on the fact that working in a trust-deficient environment creates a certain social toxicity which places the amygdala on high alert. When this reptilian portion of our brain senses…
Dec 13

Urgent and Unimportant: Surmounting The Tasks That Impede Your Real Work

Getting trapped in the career mindset of “busy work” is something that we professionals are all too familiar with. Frequent workplace interruptions come to mind as the mechanism for steering us away from productivity and toward the black hole of…
Dec 06

Days of Distraction, Part 2: A True Case Study In Corporate Stress-Relief

A high level of productivity in the workplace environment is a magical state of affairs. It sets the stage for the corporate utopia that all companies aspire to arrive at, and is the driving force behind growth and employee retention.…
Oct 11

Out With The Old: 5 Reasons to Transcend The “Billable Hours” Business Model

To ease you into the topic of billable hours, or more importantly, to the reasons your firm should begin to embrace the alternatives, I recently laid out the drawbacks of sticking with this obsolete approach to professional services. The macro…
Jul 15

Virtual Workshop: Energy Management Part 4 of 4: Calm the Ocean and Surf the Waves

  In this final of 4 sessions in our Energy Management Certificate Series, each participant will sculpt an individual self-management plan to personally ‘Calm the Ocean and Surf the Waves’. Host Deborah Goldstein will explore with you how to manage…
Apr 05

Something’s Gotta Give: My Initiative For Fragrance-Neutral Dining

The restaurant business. I know it well, from both sides of the table. I’ve done my share of dining out, for business and for sport. I’ve proudly been part of the wait staff at several of NYC’s most elite dining…
Mar 15

Breaking The Email Trance: Embrace The Out-Of-Office Message

Can you believe that people spend up to 50% of their time digging their way out from under a perpetually swollen inbox? Wait, you do too? Don’t be ashamed of being a statistic; I used to be right there with…
Feb 12

Virtual Workshop: The DRIVEN Procrastination Buster

Although everybody may be guilty of procrastination, not everyone is a card-carrying procrastinator. You might be one, however, if you: -Always file your taxes late or shop for Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve -Pull all-nighters to get projects done -Get…
Sep 22

Feet Flat, Hands On Lap, Inhale: Exploring Meditation With An Expert

When we consider our New Yorker lifestyles….the fast pace, the layers of noise, and our on-the-go careers, how are we to STOP, breathe and reflect? For that matter, what incentive do we even have to slow down at all, let…
Sep 09

Live Workshop: 3 Easy Steps Towards a Stress-Free Life

Here’s a rhetorical question: Are you stressed out? “Overwhelmed” seems to be the perpetual state of being for most professionals, and with that comes stress and exhaustion. And contrary to the popular notion, this predicament is NOT entirely the result…