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Your Dream Job – Next Steps

8-9 Next Steps

In last week’s post, Your Dream Job, we had you do a quick assessment about whether or not you were satisfied in your current job. Today, we’d like to encourage you to begin to take some small steps forward toward the career of your dreams. Whether it’s finding a new role, a new place to work, [...]

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Your Dream Job

8-8 Your Dream Job

Are you in your Dream Career? Are you satisfied with your current role or should you consider making a move? It’s never the wrong time to evaluate your career and to think about whether or not you’re doing work that you love in an environment where you thrive.  Do a quick scan of your work [...]

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Power and Humility

8-7 Power and Humility

This year, our focus is to support you in mattering to yourself and in creating environments where people matter. Mattering to yourself is not about becoming narcissistic or thinking you matter above all others. It’s about honoring yourself so you know what matters to you and can then take action on behalf of the people and causes [...]

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Live 2019 with Grace

8-6 Live 2019 with Grace

During some personally difficult times, clients and colleagues will often ask us, “Why do you do this work?” They are puzzled that we would choose to put ourselves in the middle of the messiness and pain that people experience in their lives and work. We do this work because we know that when people matter to themselves and [...]

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US & THEM

8-5 Us and Them

This week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr, we’d like you to consider a change of language that can have a profound effect on you and on others. You see, language is the fundamental way in which we come to understand and relate to the world around us. When you change your language, you [...]

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Why 2018 Was the Best Year in History!

8-4 Why 2018 Was the Best Year in History

With some regularity, our clients share with us that they’re more distressed by the state of the world than they can ever remember. We can sometimes feel the same, so imagine our surprise when on January 6, 2019 we came upon a New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof titled: “Why 2018 Was the Best Year in Human [...]

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PAUSE and HALT: A Powerful Combination

8-3 Pause and Halt

One of the things we love about the PAUSE is that you can use it to interrupt your reactivity to external actions, and you can use it to provide support for how you respond to your internal thoughts and feelings. When people are under stress, they often work harder, run faster, spend less time sleeping, [...]

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Holidazed?

7-53 Holidazed

In the movies, the holidays are perfect, happy, loving, spontaneous, and connecting, or they are disastrous explosions of personal misery. Both images are stressful, and neither has to be yours! We’ve heard from many of you that you’re feeling pretty tired, worn down, and not quite in the holiday spirit this year. In fact, many of you [...]

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You Will Fail

7-52 You Will Fail

You WILL Fail. Those were the first words out of a friend’s mouth when, in 2011, we said we were going to create and send out a nugget of our best thinking every Monday morning for a year. For a brief moment we actually wondered, what could we possibly find to say every week for [...]

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You Are Not Alone

7-51 You Are Not Alone

We were recently facilitating a company meeting with a team of people, many of whom had worked for the company for their entire career. In the meeting, people were complaining about the challenges they faced and the hardships of the current financial environment in their industry. They were feeling threatened, singled out, and personally beat [...]

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