December 17, 2018

Our brains are still looking for that sabre-tooth tiger

Q: During my review, I received feedback that people think I can be negative. I have to admit that I have become quite negative lately. It’s not much fun and it's clearly impacting me at work. This isn’t how I used to be. How can I turn this around? Interesting fact, did you know our brain is hardwired to focus on the negative? Solid research … [Read more...]

The upside of Envy

Q: A friend and I are in the same profession. They have advanced more quickly then I have and I hate to admit it bothers me somehow. I don’t want these feelings to get in the way of our friendship. What can I do about it? A: Ah yes, the pang of envy. Did you know that research is now showing that envy can have a positive effect on our lives? … [Read more...]

Don’t ask and you shall not receive

Q: We have a consulting business that bids on contracts that come up for tender. There is a contract we would love to have but the same company has been getting it for the past five years. My partner thinks we shouldn’t bother bidding on it but I think we should. What would you advise? A: In short, go for it! Sure you might not get it and I … [Read more...]

Goodwill is like money in the bank

Q: I launched my own consulting company a year ago. My clients have been happy and I’m making a decent living. What do you suggest I focus on to maintain the success I have created in my business? A: When I read your question, what immediately came to mind was “This person is smart. They are focusing on both the bottom line and happy clients”. I … [Read more...]

What’s worth doing even if you fail?

  For anybody who knows me, running is kind of my thing. It’s where I find my centre and connect with myself. It’s a moving meditation, my whole body says “Ah, yes, there I am”. I’m a better “me” in every area of my life when I run. Not to mention, if you ask my husband and kids, I’m a much nicer person to live with! Brene Brown … [Read more...]