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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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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Marinating on the things you did today to contribute to your career is a simple yet extraordinarily effective way to weaken the influence of the impostor and reverse the Impostor Syndrome. Recognizing all you do, particularly through the act of confidence journaling, is one of the key themes of my recent article Stretch, Grow &…

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Perfectionism is a condition, a trap, and a self-imposed state of shame that affects many of us, often unbeknownst to us. It also happens to be a consequence of inevitably coming up short when our expectations were unrealistic in the first place. In my recent article Perfectly Human: Evading The Trap of Perfectionism, I came…

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Have you been walking a little taller lately? Perhaps feeling invincible? Then you must have taken my advice in regard to boosting your spiritual energy by drawing a connection to Resilience. This is one of the most informed moves you can make to improve your mental health and maintain your momentum in life and career.…

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As we’ve dipped our toe into the waters of GRACE In The WorkplaceTM with our last few articles, we discovered that our Confidence is partly tied to our DNA (it’s as much as 25% to 50% inherited!) We also acknowledged that society provides the headwinds that tend to steer our confidence off-course. These dampers, among…

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As professionals, when we begin to learn the art of connecting with others, the advantages of trust and empathy are revealed. As illustrated through Johari’s Window in a recent DRIVEN article, sharing information with others about ourselves should unfold in the form of “safe rapport”. As we slowly expand the public quadrant of our own…

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Definition: Done on purpose; deliberate. Synonyms Include: deliberate (as in practice), calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, willful, knowing, purposeful, premeditated, preplanned. It’s interesting that, when you reduce it down, my 2017 Word of the Year has a curious connection to the endeavors of ’15 and ’16. Its definition has been a principal ingredient of…

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Think about the woman described here: She is well-educated, honest, ambitious, and has landed herself an excellent job with a respected firm. Yet somehow, she tends to frequently underestimate herself, characterized by a fear of failure and an underlying sense that she’s out of her league. To make matters worse, she’s chronically paranoid that someone…

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