distractions

Jul 25

Real Talk/Real Food: Slowing Down To Speed Up

Are you always “on the run”? Do you answer the question “How are you?” with “Busy. Crazy busy.”? Are you exhausted at the end of each day but feel like you haven’t accomplished anything? There is a solution for you.…
Apr 03

But Now, I See: How Revealing Your Blind Spots Can Heighten Your Self-Awareness

With so many layers to self-awareness, it sometimes seems unreasonable to expect ourselves to practice this EQ virtue with any level of refinement. For instance, if you read my recent article Life Is Like A Wave On The Sand, you…
Mar 27

Life Is Like A Wave On The Sand: Using Self-Awareness To Live In The Present

If you’ve been dabbling lately in refining your self-awareness in both your career and your personal life, you’ve taken one of the most important measures for acquiring emotional intelligence. I hope my recent article The Self-Awareness Challenge has inspired you…
Feb 13

Tenacity and Your Goals: Directing Your Own Brain Chemistry Toward Success

Acquiring Tenacity through the lens of Self-Awareness is, as I mentioned in my recent article The Glory of Grit, a prime asset for any business professional. The trick is getting yourself there— a journey that can be simplified with a…
Jan 11

True Grit: Unpacking The G in GRACE

It’s a brand-new year. And as promised, our exploration of GRACE in the WorkplaceTM will continue to be the focus. But before we move forward with that exploration, take a moment to reflect on my 2017 articles about the R…
Dec 29

Chase Two Rabbits, Catch Neither: Mental Resilience & The Myth of Multi-Tasking

It’s become a 21st century buzz word for the ambitious, and as such, has been taken seriously as a productivity enhancer by professionals in all lines of business. For some managers, it is expected from their subordinates, even required. There…
Dec 20

Mental Resilience Under Fire: Tackling The Challenge of Workplace Interruption

Workplace stress, in addition to diminishing our productivity, is one of the more common destructive forces that carve away at our mental resilience. Fortunately, for those business leaders who are in the know, stress is also one of the more…
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.…