Posts by Deborah Goldstein
Grow, Nurture, Manage and Leverage.
Demystifying the Elements of Networking. The veracity of the statement, “Your network is more valuable than your net worth” resonates these days! Last week my C-IQ® sister and colleague Lyn Christian saw their book published (beating out Oprah in a category on Amazon!). I was quite invested in helping Lyn spread the word about this…Read More
Never Mind the Inner Chatter!
How I’m Rebranding My Personal Body Image. While staring at my reflection in the mirror a couple of weeks ago, I found myself smiling. I was, as always, staring squarely at Eve, my inner critic. The difference this time was inspired by my year of reflection. I realized it was about time to undergo a…Read More
REFLECTION: The Great Differentiator.
Announcing my tenth Word of the Year! Have you noticed that more and more folks are committing to a Word of the Year (WOTY)? In asking questions to understand what inspires WOTY creators, I realized that WOTY means something different to each of them. I also became amused by a particular sentiment: “Once you understand…Read More
The Limits of Reliability.
When Values Fail to Serve, and the Lessons Therein. Values, as the name implies, are beliefs we find personally meaningful. Many of us cherish our values and yet fail to recognize the power of these principles. Because I acknowledge these ethics as fundamental to an authentic existence, I became certified in the Point of Value…Read More
Achieving Emotional Equilibrium: The Ultimate Balancing Act
Looking at 2 case studies in-progress. My DRIVEN work has become exclusively focused on coaching for the coming months. Not only is this thrilling, but it’s also been fascinating to witness the patterns and themes these motivated professionals, spanning many industries, are wrestling with. And like an image slowly falling into focus through a thick…Read More
Three Little Words.
How Language Directly Affects Our Thoughts. I had an unusual, emotionally ambivalent experience during a coaching session this week. In a single statement uttered by my client (we’ll call her Alice), I winced twice AND had an epiphany! Curious about Alice’s loaded proclamation? She said, “I should have prepared more for the training session. But…Read More
“The World is but a Canvas to Your Imagination.”
Once we’re connected to our values, our decisions about where to spend our time and energy become apparent.Read More
Coffee and a Smartphone.
How to Avoid Disaster Using Mindfulness. Here’s an important question. Do you text while driving? Your reflexive response might be, “Of course not. Around 3,000 people die each year due to texting and other distractions while driving”. Duly noted! So, may I ask you this? Have you ever texted while walking? “Well, yes! We all…Read More
The Stanley Effect.
Three Central Tenets, One Huge Inspiration. I’m leaning into my independence and taking creative license this month. This is one of the perks of being my own boss! Not only have I delayed the release of DRIVEN’s monthly newsletter and blog article by one week, but today’s piece is not even our traditional type of…Read More
Making The Move.
Valuable Life Lessons from a High-Stress Scenario. Have you ever experienced the “red car syndrome”? You know, when you learn a new word, or are introduced to a new dog breed, or are exposed to the music of an artist you’ve not yet discovered, and then the word, doggie or music magically pops up everywhere…Read More