Posts Tagged ‘Personal Development’
REFLECTION: The Great Differentiator.
Announcing my tenth Word of the Year! Have you noticed that more and more folks are committing to a Word of the Year (WOTY)? In asking questions to understand what inspires WOTY creators, I realized that WOTY means something different to each of them. I also became amused by a particular sentiment: “Once you understand…Read More
Achieving Emotional Equilibrium: The Ultimate Balancing Act
Looking at 2 case studies in-progress. My DRIVEN work has become exclusively focused on coaching for the coming months. Not only is this thrilling, but it’s also been fascinating to witness the patterns and themes these motivated professionals, spanning many industries, are wrestling with. And like an image slowly falling into focus through a thick…Read More
Three Little Words.
How Language Directly Affects Our Thoughts. I had an unusual, emotionally ambivalent experience during a coaching session this week. In a single statement uttered by my client (we’ll call her Alice), I winced twice AND had an epiphany! Curious about Alice’s loaded proclamation? She said, “I should have prepared more for the training session. But…Read More
Making The Move.
Valuable Life Lessons from a High-Stress Scenario. Have you ever experienced the “red car syndrome”? You know, when you learn a new word, or are introduced to a new dog breed, or are exposed to the music of an artist you’ve not yet discovered, and then the word, doggie or music magically pops up everywhere…Read More
Extending The Honeymoon Period
The 3 Ways I Avoid Hedonic Adaptation Last week I put my toe into the water by spending 2 days in NYC, thereby ending my 16-month exile to Putnam County, NY. My body’s response to this reintegration took me by surprise until I recognized the “hot stove effect” of my voluntary sequestration. For 16 months…Read More
Space: The New Frontier
Announcing My 2021 Word of the Year! I’m always so excited around this time of year as I prepare to unveil my brand-new Word of the Year. Well, the word has been chosen, and the synchronicity continues: Not only has this word begun popping into the daily sound bites of my mind, but as with…Read More
Clarity Comes With Choices
Discover How To Connect With Your Personal Values. Are you ready to continue, with clarity, on your epic journey called life? Are you driven to make choices in your life to enhance your wellbeing each day? Are you eager to elevate your enjoyment and position yourself to look back on your life as well-lived? I…Read More
Self-Compassion for Smarties: Your Resources for Further Exploration
This month, DRIVEN is asking you to explore Self-Compassion as a means of achieving Clarity. Some fundamentals of Self-Compassion that we’ve looked at in detail are Journaling, the Growth Mindset, and keeping tabs on your Inner Critic. Last week’s blog article and next week’s OfficeHours webinar are both designed to take a deep dive into…Read More
Can You Afford To Skimp On Self-Compassion?
To Gain Perspective, The Answer Is Obvious. Clarity, as it relates to the mind, is referred to as such for a good reason. Your level of clarity can either inform your perspective or distort it. In last month’s DRIVEN article Dear Journal: Gaining Clarity Through Intentional Journaling, I explored journaling as a foundational practice for…Read More
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…Read More