Personal Development

Aug 16

OfficeHours: Releasing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

Here’s a fact: If you have a heartbeat, you have stress. Even amoebas experience stress! It’s essential for living, and spikes in stress are part of a natural fluctuation as we encounter new experiences, situations, people and even certain times…
Jul 19

OfficeHours: Releasing The Past: An End to Shame, Guilt & Regret

It’s in our nature to spend most of our waking hours living in the past. This, of course, prompts guilt, regret and shame. These, however, are wasted emotions, which only serve to cause isolation, loneliness, and the feeling of being…
Jul 09

Come Clean With Yourself: Releasing Guilt and Regret

Much of our career potential is cut off by an invisible force. It exists in a place where shame, embarrassment, lack of confidence and a fear of failing flourish. Ironically, we have control of this force, but often dupe ourselves…
Jul 02

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,…
Jun 11

Are YOU a Control Freak? And Why Does It Matter?

Uncertainty is an uncomfortable state of mind. Most of us wouldn’t mind a career GPS to help us navigate past the bumps and trenches flawlessly. In fact, we prefer the straight, empty highway to the meandering, unkempt country road. And…
Jun 04

“It’s My Way or the Highway”: Releasing Control

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:…
May 22

“I’m Right, You’re Wrong”: Why We’re Resistant To Others’ Ideas, Part 2

“It doesn’t hurt to consider all ideas, even when they’re not your own.” This sentiment may seem tongue-in-cheek, but there’s an important reality behind it that can mean the difference between career stagnation and true accomplishment. In my previous article—…
May 17

OfficeHours: Release Your Resistance

Resistance is our concealed “protective shield”— the barrier that keeps us from our greatest potential. It’s a silent force that is so sneaky, we don’t even realize when we’re resisting, no less why we resist. In addition to this internal,…
May 15

“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…
Apr 19

OfficeHours: Turning FOMO Into JOMO

We live in a cultural environment where we’ve become convinced that status and title are the things that matter most. Complicating this are the modern standards of beauty, wherein youth, good looks and slender body type reign supreme, holding our…