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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“You can’t dance at all the weddings” is what my father used to declare almost daily when I was starting out in business. But how was an ambitious and socially-involved young lady like myself supposed to make a decision, especially when it’s crucial not to make the wrong choice: Suzie invites me to her party…

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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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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.…

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Each week of the year, DRIVEN’s blog page is updated with a brand-new, relevant article relating to the business perspectives and advancement strategies encompassed within our mission to “support the health, well-being and success potential of motivated professionals”. Composed by Deborah Goldstein, these posts represent most of our website’s non-virtual “meat”, and serve to educate,…

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The science is out there, and to our advantage, it’s becoming more refined with each passing year. I’m referring to brain science— particularly the type that explains Emotional Intelligence and illustrates why Self-Regulation works. If you’ve read my recent article Don’t Flip Your Lid, you earned yourself a little introduction to the regions of the…

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With all of today’s roadblocks to self-awareness, stress included, 36% of people actually being self-aware seems like a HIGH percentage! Acknowledging this achievement, the new question becomes, “How can we become more self-aware?” It takes practice and patience to be authentically self-aware. An important technique is to “catch yourself” when you’re not in the present,…

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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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Maintaining good physical energy is your ticket to a life and career filled with resilience. Let your physical energy deplete, and you’ll find that not only will your work performance noticeably suffer, but your health can deteriorate quickly, setting you back even further. Of the many ways to send your physical and mental energies off…

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Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in wine sales trying to unravel this gastronomic mystery, drawing dozens of well-justified conclusions, and attempting…

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