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…

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Contributing To DEI During A Time of Racial Awakening

It’s A Matter of “Standing Under” Another’s Reality I’m finally discovering a rhythm to keep up with and continue to grow my inspiring network through virtual connecting. Although I desperately miss sharing physical space with these amazing people, I now have systems in place to grow and nurture relationships. I’ve also found a silver lining!…

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At Risk: Emotional Resilience

Start by Refining Your Emotional Clarity Essentials! The virtue known as Emotional Resilience is at once becoming increasingly scarce and urgently essential as we approach winter. First, it’s time to take a deep breath and concede to the reality that COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. Then, it it’s time to get serious about navigating…

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Be Here Now!

4 Ways To Find Clarity During Times of Uncertainty DRIVEN’s Word of the Year 2020 has been Clarity, which can be achieved by each of us with a little creativity, some useful tools, and the desire to make a change. Through ten articles to-date, I’ve shared with you the beauty and importance of inviting clarity…

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A Shift In Attitude: Releasing The Need To Please Your Network

By always being a “Yes Person” or a “People Pleaser”, there’s one person who often gets left out in the cold: YOU! Have you ever stopped to examine the ways that saying “Yes” to your boss or colleagues for every single request might be holding you back in your career? In my recent article Missing…

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Deeper Insights: Resources For Releasing Judgment, Assumptions & Conclusions

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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Up The Ladder of Conclusions: How Curiosity Can Bring You Back to Earth

Judgments, Assumptions and Conclusions are proven to place limits on your behavior and the behavior of others. Evaluations, by contrast, are objective in their nature, deigned to reveal what “is”, since personal bias is stripped from the equation. In my recent article Mindset Shift: Why Replacing Judgment With Evaluation is Critical, I looked at two…

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Drop The Judgment: A Look At Why We Assume, and How We Can Change

Once a person’s brain slips into judgment mode, their curiosity is doomed. The real power is in the choice to suspend judgment and let curiosity thrive. In my recent article The Right Way To Be Wrong: Releasing Judgment, Assumptions, & Conclusions, I suggested that I’m ready to release my tendency to make assumptions and re-lease…

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The Right Way To Be Wrong

How to Release Judgment, Assumptions, & Conclusions 2019 has been the year of “Release”! Each month, you are invited to intentionally cut loose what no longer serves you, and then re-lease helpful perspectives, protocols, practices and habits. The reward? How does living a more fulfilled and less frenzied life sound? Feel like you’re missing out?…

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Deeper Insights: Resources to Help You Release The Need To Be Right

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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