Resilience

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…
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,…
Feb 15

OfficeHours: The Impostor Syndrome’s Antidote

Most of us suffer, at least at times, from the Impostor Syndrome. Yet each of us thinks we’re the only one. Between an innate negativity bias, self-imposed perfectionism, and a deeply-rooted fear of embarrassment or failure, it’s no wonder why…
Feb 12

Stretch, Grow & Thrive: Building The Confidence to Defeat The Impostor

Unbeknownst to you, you’ve already begun your confidence-building practice, thanks to your recent discovery of the Growth Mindset. Here’s how it breaks down: Step 1: Accepting that you’re going to fail daily, perhaps multiple times, as a result of the…
Nov 16

OfficeHours: Empathy: A Critical Driver of Workplace Performance

Research done by DDI (Development Dimensions International) found that empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a “critical driver of overall performance” for management. Yet empathy isn’t taught or even evaluated in the…
Oct 19

OfficeHours: Retrain That Brain! Your Shortcuts To Executive Presence

The principles of executive presence focus on the importance of appearance, communication skills and gravitas. As such, there is nothing that makes or breaks your executive presence more quickly than your level of self-regulation. Think of those short-lived colleagues who…
Oct 03

A Well-Oiled Mind, Part 2: More On Emotional Wellbeing Through Self-Compassion

Plain and simple: A functional mind equals a sharp and creative professional who’s prepared to meet the challenges of a multi-dimensional career. Such a professional is experiencing a high level of emotional wellbeing with a strategy of compassion at her…
Sep 18

A Self-Compassion Primer: Mental Energy Maintenance Through Staying Present

You may have noticed that DRIVEN has been spending some serious time on the topic of self-compassion. Why, you may ask, is self-compassion so crucial to a professional’s success? The answer resides in neurochemistry. If you’re not kind to yourself,…
Jul 25

Real Talk/Real Food: Slowing Down To Speed Up

Are you always “on the run”? Do you answer the question “How are you?” with “Busy. Crazy busy.”? Are you exhausted at the end of each day but feel like you haven’t accomplished anything? There is a solution for you.…