Gaining Clarity Through Intentional Journaling Is your interest piqued about the concepts I blogged about last week? Did you crack open a notebook and take a crack at Journaling? If you haven’t yet, you could begin with famous journaler Julia Cameron’s approach— writing 3 pages longhand about anything that comes to mind. You could set…

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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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With the passing of this decade, and the century’s “terrible teen” years now behind us, the speed and tempo of the world continues to accelerate. I, for one, feel more brain-cluttered, disjointed and confused than ever before. Upon reflection, it all makes sense. The mainstreaming of the handheld digital device during this decade literally put…

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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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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 October 2019, DRIVEN has been avoiding the temptation to Judge, Assume and Conclude, and inspiring you to take similar steps in your life and career. We published four articles and delivered an OfficeHours webinar exploring the missteps we all make that lead us to draw unfounded conclusions about the people we interact with daily,…

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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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Throughout July, DRIVEN explored the Releasing of Emotions that keep us ruminating in the past. The antidotes to this counterintuitive state of mind are the growth mindset, learning from our mistakes, and naming certain thoughts and feelings to ourselves and with trusted colleagues to gain perspective— which immediately depletes the power of the past. This…

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“Don’t be afraid to remind yourself that you are resourceful and resilient. With a little ingenuity, you will make progress towards managing the challenges of shame.” That was the central message in my recent article So Hard To Shake: The Challenge of Releasing Shame, which demonstrated that thanks to our negativity biases and our inner…

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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 into conforming to its limiting powers. This force is called The Past— a time when…

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