Do You “Stand Under” The Realities of Others?

3 Simple Exercises to Live in Allyship According to an article published in October 2020 in The Atlantic, “There has never been an anti-racist majority in American history. There may be one today.” Of course, there are many ways to interpret this statement, but I, the ultimate optimist, choose to believe that not only is…

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Clarity Through Visualization

The disciplined and courageous act of visualization echoes James Baldwin’s words of wisdom: “If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”  If you’ve been along on DRIVEN’s 2020 pilgrimage to Clarity, you may have used journaling to open your mind and recognize patterns in your values, thoughts…

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It’s January. Let’s Journal!

A brand-new decade begins a journey, which is best navigated with Clarity (my 2020 Word of the Year). What better way to provide that clarity than with documentation? As such, I’d like to clarify the essential and beneficial practice of Journaling. It’s the ideal tool to record your personal history as it occurs, for later…

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A Shift In Attitude: Releasing The Need To Please Your Network

By always being a “Yes Person” or a “People Pleaser”, there’s one person who often gets left out in the cold: YOU! Have you ever stopped to examine the ways that saying “Yes” to your boss or colleagues for every single request might be holding you back in your career? In my recent article Missing…

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Traversing The Double-Edged Sword: On Releasing The Need To Please Others

Throughout 2019 I’ve been using DRIVEN’s blog page to explore with you the different mindsets, attitudes and actions that professionals get caught up in, but that no longer serve them. The goal has been to demonstrate that we can release them, and then re-lease our lives to truly serve our best interests. Some releases have…

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Deeper Insights: Resources For Releasing Judgment, Assumptions & Conclusions

Throughout October 2019, DRIVEN has been avoiding the temptation to Judge, Assume and Conclude, and inspiring you to take similar steps in your life and career. We published four articles and delivered an OfficeHours webinar exploring the missteps we all make that lead us to draw unfounded conclusions about the people we interact with daily,…

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Up The Ladder of Conclusions: How Curiosity Can Bring You Back to Earth

Judgments, Assumptions and Conclusions are proven to place limits on your behavior and the behavior of others. Evaluations, by contrast, are objective in their nature, deigned to reveal what “is”, since personal bias is stripped from the equation. In my recent article Mindset Shift: Why Replacing Judgment With Evaluation is Critical, I looked at two…

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The Right Way To Be Wrong

How to Release Judgment, Assumptions, & Conclusions 2019 has been the year of “Release”! Each month, you are invited to intentionally cut loose what no longer serves you, and then re-lease helpful perspectives, protocols, practices and habits. The reward? How does living a more fulfilled and less frenzied life sound? Feel like you’re missing out?…

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All The Answers: Releasing Your Addiction To Being Right

Looking back over the first two-thirds of 2019, we at DRIVEN have explored the various propensities and afflictions faced by professionals, and have considered how and why to release them. Many of these we can readily admit to, like harboring perfectionistic tendencies or enabling the control freak within who refuses to delegate or set boundaries.…

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“It’s My Way or the Highway”: Releasing Control

Have you noticed that you’re starring in your own movie? It’s true! Each moment of your life and career, you are directing your epic, Academy Award-winning journey. But you have a special restriction that doesn’t apply to big-screen feature films: You can only direct your part of the script. Of course it would be nice…

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