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March 30, 2020

What do I do!!!?

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It is clear there will be a fundamental schism: before COVID-19, during COVID-19, and after COVID-19 when a new normal emerges. For some right now, survival is the only item on their to-do list. My heart goes out to you. For others, it is trying to peer through the fog of uncertainty for what

March 23, 2020

The stream and the storm

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Once upon a time, there was a stream, tumbling over stones and winding slowly through the fields and hedgerows. A storm came and the heavy rain washed off the hills. The stream changed. How could it not? The once placid and predictable stream, where you could see the fish and the plants waving gently

March 16, 2020

When do you need to go deep?

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This is the ninth in a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Ninth tip: When do you need to go deep? Most of us spend our working life in a frantic blur of

March 9, 2020

How to defeat the problem box

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This is the eighth in a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Eighth tip: How to defeat the problem box We have all had the experience of a 'Eureka' moment when the solution

March 2, 2020

How to say ‘no’ with style

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This is the seventh in a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Seventh tip: How to say 'no' with style In the last tip, I suggested you notice what was going on when

February 24, 2020

Do you have a reflexive ‘yes’ habit?

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This is the sixth in a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Sixth tip: Do you have a reflexive 'yes' habit? Most of us are naturally helpful. When someone asks us to do

February 16, 2020

The myth of multi-tasking

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This is the fifth in a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Fifth tip: The myth of multi-tasking You probably know people who say they can multi-task, and people who say they can't.

February 9, 2020

Look, a butterfly!

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This is the fourth of a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Fourth tip: Look, a butterfly! Our attention is valuable. That is why we use the phrase 'paying attention'. Attention is valuable

February 2, 2020

One word… “Why?”

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This is the third of a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Third tip: One word... "Why?" We do what we do because we have a reason to do it. Always. The reason

January 27, 2020

Seek wisdom in the gaps

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This is the second of a series of tips on how to handle crazy busy and not get caught up in the 'fear' of failing to handle it, and the resulting stress chemicals. Second tip: Seek wisdom in the gaps Some philosophies encourage you to look at the gaps between things, to let the

January 19, 2020

How to deal with crazy busy

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A new year and a new decade are a time to reflect on what has changed. One thing I am becoming more aware of is that we seem to be in a constant state of busyness and even overwhelm. The demands accelerate year on year, and the 'fear' of not meeting those demands causes

January 13, 2020

Soul food

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I saw an article about graffiti in London recently and it included this gem... "I wonder what my soul does all day while I'm at work?" What can you offer employees in terms of soul food so their soul walks in the door with them? What makes your soul feel alive? Valued? Wanted? Needed?

January 6, 2020

Happy New Decade! (for the second time)

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Before Christmas, I sent a tip that wished you a Happy New Decade. And I do so again because it is important to take a step back from time to time and ask... Is what I am doing working? Is it getting me closer to what I want in life and from life? "The

December 15, 2019

Happy New Decade!

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In a couple of weeks, we start a new decade. So Happy New Decade! It is a sobering thought, isn't it. Where did the last decade go? It's common for people to overestimate what they can achieve in 6 months, but underestimate what they can achieve in 10 years. It's a bit like the

December 9, 2019

A great quote from George Bernard Shaw

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"The problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished." George Bernard Shaw We say something, we write something, and we think that because we clearly communicated our thoughts and feelings that the other person has understood us. Really? The only way you can know if you communicated successfully is by observing,