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 to Help You Kick Anxiety and Stress

Throughout August 2019, DRIVEN has been gazing into the future— the place from which Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm keep us unproductive in the present. We published three articles and delivered an OfficeHours webinar exploring the challenges faced by those of us who are debilitated by these emotions. Therein, we offered examples and solutions so motivated…

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Break The Negativity Loop: Releasing Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm

Throughout July, DRIVEN explored the Releasing of Emotions that keep us ruminating in the past. The antidotes to this counterintuitive state of mind are the growth mindset, learning from our mistakes, and naming certain thoughts and feelings to ourselves and with trusted colleagues to gain perspective— which immediately depletes the power of the past. This…

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Deeper Insights: Resources to Help You Quit Living in the Past

Throughout July 2019, DRIVEN has been glancing at the past, and uncovering how Shame, Guilt, Regret and Blame keep us held captive there. We published four articles exploring the challenges faced by those of us who are trapped in the past by these wasted emotions, offered examples and solutions so motivated professionals like you can…

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On The Road To Release: How To End The Blame Game

“Don’t be afraid to remind yourself that you are resourceful and resilient. With a little ingenuity, you will make progress towards managing the challenges of shame.” That was the central message in my recent article So Hard To Shake: The Challenge of Releasing Shame, which demonstrated that thanks to our negativity biases and our inner…

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Reframe, Move On and Grow: Releasing The Past

Whereas people can clearly see the control freak in you (if any), there’s an invisible system inside your mind that others cannot detect— a realm where each of us (psychopaths excluded) struggles greatly with the emotions of guilt, shame, regret, worry and anxiety. This mind-space keeps us in a trance, preventing us from practicing mindfulness…

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“I’m Right, You’re Wrong”: Why We’re Resistant To Others’ Ideas, Part 1

Anything new or scary in life or career tends to instill in us a fear of looking foolish or unseasoned. Sound familiar? Our natural response is resistance to the change, which is an instinctive mechanism of sorts, but is also a roadblock to personal growth and life experience. My May 7th article dipped a toe…

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Your Gateway To Invulnerability: Releasing Resistance

We’ve all heard the cautionary words, “Resistance is futile”. It’s a premodern meme that originated on Star Trek as a warning of forced assimilation by one alien collective upon another— pretty powerful and assuming words when posed as a threat. But when we look just a bit deeper, this threat is also telling us something…

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Understanding FOMO’s Influence On Choice: Get Ready To Liberate Yourself!

Wasn’t life simpler when the choice was either Coke or Pepsi? Dannon or Yoplait? Cheerios or Rice Krispies? Ice cream alone now fills an entire supermarket aisle, making the decision daunting if not impossible (as is evidenced by studies that demonstrate how when faced with too many grocery choices, often we choose NONE!) How do…

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Deeper Insight: Your Self-Care Resource Links

Throughout March, DRIVEN has been focused on Self-Care, providing you with a useful OfficeHours webinar on pursuing a healthful lifestyle, and various articles exploring this personal asset that even the seemingly well put-together folks in your industry may be secretly lacking. I hope you’ve taken advantage of these offerings and have re-leased your life and…

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