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, you can’t show true compassion for others. When you aren’t compassionate to others, they sense…

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Cracking The Kindness Code: The Quest To Define Self-Compassion

In our exploration of emotional intelligence, the big questions lately have been, “How do we develop compassion?”, and more specifically, “What is the magical ‘fourth step’ that bridges us from empathy to the mutually beneficial state of compassion?”. In a past article I offered you some insight into the first three steps: Acknowledge another’s perspective…

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Do You Dread Getting Out Of Bed? There’s Hope In 2016!

When you love what you do, you just jump out of bed each morning, right? Okay, here’s a confession: I do NOT jump out of bed each day, wide-eyed and clear-headed about what my morning will bring. As a matter of fact, for the first six months of last year, it took every ounce of…

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Self-Compassion: My Word Of The Year

I’m savoring Olivia Fox Cabane’s book, The Charisma Myth. It’s like preaching to the converted. We totally see eye-to-eye on so many practices. My favorite: being present is a key to executive presence. Non-verbal communication is SO important… down to wearing clothing to a business meal that’s comfortable— lest you send off the wrong vibe…

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