Professional women must manage a double-edged sword. We are tempted to be “people pleasers”, giving our time, energy and attention to the matters of others, usually to the detriment of our own career goals and healthful outlooks. In my recent article Traversing The Double-Edged Sword: On Releasing The Need To Please Others, I introduced you…

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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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Throughout September 2019, DRIVEN has been analyzing the counterproductive temptation many of us have to be right all the time, and the impacts our actions have on the psychology of the workplace. For some, this temptation has grown into an addiction, and is one of the greatest stressors people face in their careers. We published…

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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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Throughout June 2019, DRIVEN has been homing in on the nature of Control. We provided an educational webinar for participants who wanted to understand their own Controlling tendencies, and we published 3 articles exploring the challenges faced by the Control Freaks within us, giving examples and solutions for breaking down the barriers of Control which…

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Have you earned the label “Control Freak”? There are more than a few ways you can be sure, and they’re staring right at you in the workplace. I’m referring to your colleagues, who bear witness each time you dominate a project, shut down their ideas, stand in judgment, and ruminate on tiny details instead of…

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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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Throughout May 2019, DRIVEN has been focused on the nature of Resistance. We provided an educational webinar for the folks who were curious about the reasons they were resistant to others’ ideas, and we presented various articles exploring the challenge of resistance, even laying out its neuroscientific foundations. For instance, in my recent article I’m…

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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…

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As you’ve likely been discovering for yourself, the dynamic virtue of Self-Awareness is tricky to acquire and sustain. According to EQ specialist Travis Bradberry, only 36% of the population is aware of their own emotions as they occur. In my recent articles Know Thyself and Going One Step Deeper, I illustrated how self-awareness is a…

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