The world is splitting apart, and young Eep is running toward a new, adventurous life. Every step she takes is perilous and fraught with danger as the earth crumbles all around her. Behind her is the dark cave she’s always called home. Ahead of her is tropical beach that’s just out of reach. Her father shouts, “Don’t go! It’s too dangerous! Listen to your fears!” Meanwhile her new friend, Guy, runs alongside her, telling her, “Keep going. I believe in you. You can do this.” This, of course, simply paraphrases a scene from the children’s movie “The Croods,” but it holds profound truth for us all.
Inside your mind lives the voice of a protective authority figure who wants you to play it safe. You also have an adventurous champion who wants you to go for it. The difference between your life in a dark, musty cave and your life in a lush island paradise is your willingness to keep moving forward.
Here are 3 tricks you can…
Throughout your life, many people have tried to shape your values and tell you what to believe, what to think, and what you should hold dear. Most, if not all of these people were well-intentioned, each of them imparting lessons learned through experience, and speaking from their own unique perspective. These people were your parents, your teachers, your spiritual leaders and your friends. Every one of them wanted the best for you…as they saw fit.
Now you’re an adult, and as you’ve probably figured out, nobody is the boss of you except for you. Even if you follow the requests (or orders) of someone you hold to be an authority, you’re doing so because you choose to do so because you respect that authority.
With that understanding, it’s important that you only do or say things that align with your chosen core values, whether those requests come from within, or someone else.
When you run across situations tha…
As you embark upon a New Year, it is the perfect time to reboot and rewire yourself for optimum success. Achieving success begins with putting into practice the right habits. Habits that will help you reach your goals and aspire to set more goals that help you stretch and grow.
"Just like you need a good breakfast to fuel your day, you need a plan to fuel your success." Heidi Richards Mooney
In this three part series, I want to share tips that are intended to help you complete your tasks in an organized manner through proper preparation. “Fortune favors the prepared mind”, as Louis Pasteur said, so keep that quote in mind as you peruse this array of pre-work prep tips.
1 Make a list of your tasks for the day.
A simple checklist of the things you need to do can be surprisingly helpful at keeping you on track. Aside from ensuring that you don’t forget to …
This is the third article in our series on Taking Action...
Procrastination versus Effective Action
We all know that in order to be successful, we must take action. It’s simple, right? Then why is it so hard to do? Often it's because the tasks are boring or difficult, or something we just don't want to do. So, how do we overcome this? The problem is that denial won't cause the task to go away. Procrastination won’t make it any easier; in fact, it will make it harder. So what do we do?
Here are a few ideas that can help:
1. Take a look at your thinking. If your mind is full of negative thoughts, you will start to believe that the task is impossible and that it's okay to give up, put it off, or leave it unfinished. Instead of thinking, “I can't do this,” tell yourself, “I will get this done now.”
2. Get to know when you're peak performance time is. Regardless of how you…