June 27, 2022

Promising to yourself that you won’t get stressed out is a recipe for just the opposite

Q: I am about to move into the busy season for my company and I don't want to be completely exhausted and stressed by the end of it. What can I do to avoid this? A: Your first step is to get clear about what you do want instead of what you don't want. This might seem like a little thing, but it's actually not. Here's the deal; your brain doesn't … [Read more...]

The Four Agreements of being a great leader

  Q: I recently got promoted to being a manager in my company.  I have never managed a team before.  What advice do you have on how I can be a great manager for my team?   A. First, congratulations on your promotion.  An important quote to keep in mind is: “To develop others, start with yourself.” – unknown.   One of my favorite … [Read more...]

Working harder to get ahead isn’t the answer, so what is?

Q: I run my own company and am trying to play a bigger game. There have been many challenges and it’s been a lot more work than I anticipated. Any suggestions on how I can make this easier? A: I couldn’t help notice you used the word game in your question and I’d be curious to know if you are looking at growing your company as a game or as work?  … [Read more...]

Are you caught in the “perfect” storm?

Q : I get anxious when I have to take on a new project at work; I have high standards for myself and want to make a good impression. How can I lessen the anxiety? A : I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing some anxiety and, based on what you shared, I believe you might have some perfectionism going on. You are not alone; studies show anxiety due … [Read more...]

Managing Holiday Stress

Q: As a working Mom, I find this time of year so stressful. December is meant to be about goodwill and connection. How can I stop stressing and start enjoying this time more? A: Between deadlines at work, holiday events to attend and all the extra responsibilities that go along with the holidays it’s no wonder we are stressed, anxious, short … [Read more...]