You ARE Worthy: Re-Leasing Your Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing

March 12, 2019

Sometimes in life and in our careers, we feel unworthy, always visualizing others as being smarter, superior and better put-together. Worse still, our self-esteem sometimes takes a serious blow, and we hit our emotional rock bottom. Although deep inside we know better, we still live under the assumption that taking care of ourselves is, well,…

Releasing Your Illusions: Why Self-Care Will Lead to The Life You Want

March 5, 2019

Celebration, or what I call the secret sauce to living a more fulfilled life, is easier spoken about than practiced. Whenever I ask the question during DRIVEN workshops that I posed a couple of weeks ago about how often people celebrate their career successes, most say they reserve such fanfare for “big occasions” like promotions.…

Deeper Insight: Your Confidence and Impostor Syndrome Resource Links

February 26, 2019

If January was DRIVEN’s month to tackle Perfectionism, then February has clearly been about Confidence. I hope you’ve been with us every step of the way during this exploration, and that you’ve discovered an outlook or two that have enhanced your life and helped you rein in the Inner Critic and the Impostor within. Take…

Celebrate Every Win— And Put Your Impostor In Her Place!

February 19, 2019

Marinating on the things you did today to contribute to your career is a simple yet extraordinarily effective way to weaken the influence of the impostor and reverse the Impostor Syndrome. Recognizing all you do, particularly through the act of confidence journaling, is one of the key themes of my recent article Stretch, Grow &…

Stretch, Grow & Thrive: Building The Confidence to Defeat The Impostor

February 12, 2019

Unbeknownst to you, you’ve already begun your confidence-building practice, thanks to your recent discovery of the Growth Mindset. Here’s how it breaks down: Step 1: Accepting that you’re going to fail daily, perhaps multiple times, as a result of the 35,000 decisions made each-and-every day! Step 2: These mistakes do not add up to you…

Far From Perfect: The Reasons Behind Your Impostor Syndrome

February 5, 2019

Part of the frustration and desperation behind perfectionism is a need to keep the magic trick going. “People think I’m smart, and accomplished, and confident. When is someone going to peek behind that curtain, yank it back and expose the real me? I know I’m not all that great. It’s ‘only me’.” Another biggie is…

Deeper Insight: Your Growth Mindset & Self-Compassion Resource Links

January 29, 2019

January has clearly been our month to explore the drawbacks of perfectionism. I hope you’ve been following us on this journey and are already benefiting from the insight and advice we’ve been offering. For instance, in my recent article Re-Leasing Your Life: The 2 Greatest Strengths You’re Not Embracing, it was demonstrated how laughing at…

Re-Leasing Your Life: The 2 Greatest Strengths You’re Not Embracing

January 22, 2019

As part of DRIVEN’s yearlong exploration of my 2019 Word of the Year— “Release”, we’re ExperiMenting with a special blogging format. At the beginning of each month, I’ll offer a thought, feeling or behavior that makes sense to release. Later in the month, I’ll dig into how to reframe the thought, feeling or behavior in…

Reframing Perfectionism: Three Steps Toward Being “Perfectly Human” at Work

January 15, 2019

Perfectionism is a condition, a trap, and a self-imposed state of shame that affects many of us, often unbeknownst to us. It also happens to be a consequence of inevitably coming up short when our expectations were unrealistic in the first place. In my recent article Perfectly Human: Evading The Trap of Perfectionism, I came…

Perfectly Human: Evading The Trap of Perfectionism

January 8, 2019

The word “perfect” is a superlative. When it’s not being used to describe the ultimate in sophisticated cocktails— the Perfect Manhattan, it translates to “second to none, ideal, flawless, impeccable, the ultimate”. As such, the word can never (another superlative) be used in reference to oneself. This is not a rule of grammar; it’s a…