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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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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Everyone experiences stress, even amoebas! Stress is an important emotion to feel; without it, you’re at risk of becoming a zero-energy couch potato! However, too much stress or stress over prolonged periods is downright unhealthy. This gets magnified in the workplace due to the modern productivity conundrum of “it’s never been easier or more difficult…

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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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Plain and simple: A functional mind equals a sharp and creative professional who’s prepared to meet the challenges of a multi-dimensional career. Such a professional is experiencing a high level of emotional wellbeing with a strategy of compassion at her core. In my recent prequel to this article, I illustrated how compassion for colleagues begins…

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To help you begin the ascension toward your best and most resilient self, I’ve explored with you the various tenets for maintaining good physical energy. We looked at managing our energy tanks, seeking prevention over the cure, the virtue of good habits, and the importance of sleep in a professional’s life. While these approaches are…

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Stating it simply, to meet my good friend and colleague Lisa Stone is to be instantly energized. In life and in her career as a financial advisor, Lisa has that rare ability to make those around her feel comfortable and appreciated, just by being who she is. At the same time she maintains a substantial,…

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In daily life, we each have our ‘happiness reference point’. Think of the contentment spectrum as a city skyscraper: The closer your elevator is to the penthouse office, the happier you are. Depending upon our personality types, some of us find it easy to keep our elevator needle set at ecstatic, while others are hovering…

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Did you realize that one prominent dictionary defines the verb “discipline” as “to train (someone) to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience”? My contention is that with discipline, you avoid punishment, resulting in a more fulfilled life rather than a life laden with anxiety and regress. Hence, my sights…

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The original book Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend offers an analogy that is dense with insight on something we all deal with. On page 33, the authors explore the difference between Burden and Load. “Burdens are so heavy, they can weigh us down. These burdens are like boulders. They can crush us….We need help with…

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