25
Feb

Diversify Your Network

As Black History Month comes to a close, I want to talk about a strategy to diversify our lives beyond February. Hopefully we’ve all been intentionally reading books by Black authors, consuming media by Black creatives, and/or educating ourselves on pieces of Black history that were absent from our schooling. These things are excellent, and important. But I’d like to

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17
Feb

Work-life Balance, Blend, or Blur?

I have struggled with work-life balance challenges long before COVID. If you ask my husband, he’ll tell you I still am. What can I say, I’m a work in progress! These days the lines between home and work are really blurry as people work from home, continue quarantining, and many people still juggling home school/remote learning for their children. I

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9
Feb

Helpful or Not? Your Intention Doesn’t Matter!

I was talking to a good friend recently, and she shared a bit of wisdom she had heard. It resonated with me, so I wanted to share it with you. ​ Help is only help if it is perceived as help, otherwise it is viewed as judgement. ​ And no one likes to feel judged or told what to do.

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2
Feb

Groundhog Day…Again

Have you ever had the feeling of waking up, and all grogginess disappears as you remember today is the day you’re going to Disney World? You have no desire to roll over and go back to sleep. Rather, you feel the excitement and anticipation and spring out of bed. While work may not generate the same enthusiasm of Disney world,

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27
Jan

Drop a Few Balls and Learn to Juggle

I probably have 13 different goals / habits on my list that I want to achieve for 2021. ​ How many times have we started off in January trying to accomplish all of the changes we desire at once? At least for me, that strategy has never worked. ​ When your focus is divided 13 different ways, you can’t give

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19
Jan

Hop Off the Hamster Wheel of Life by Setting an Intention for the Year

Last week, I talked about cleaning out your fridge to make more space. This week, I wanted to talk about what you want to create with that new-found space. Something that has become popular in recent years is selecting a one-word intention for the year. Not being clear about your intentions may feel like you are running on the hamster

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12
Jan

STOP in the Name of Results Before You Break Your Resolutions

Have you ever cleaned out your refrigerator before making a big grocery store trip? Or set aside a bag of your kid’s toys to donate before a present exchange? Making space for new things is second nature when we can see the physical lack of room in front of us. If you don’t make space, there is literally no where

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16
Dec

Ditch the Goal Setting

As New Years approaches, all of our feeds will soon be filled with goal setting ideas, new year new me posts, and plans for how to stick with our 2021 intentions. This is our yearly tradition – make goals in January that at least one third of us will have abandoned by March. I have an idea this year. Why

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8
Dec

Journaling the Write Way

Many of us are already aware of the benefits of journaling in building and maintaining good leadership practices and it’s value in helping process experiences and make better, more nuanced decisions. Fewer realize how important physical handwriting has proven to be over typing. Studies have long since shown that handwriting notes and information results in much higher retention and understanding

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1
Dec

Take 5

Have you ever lifted weights with a trainer? If you have, you’ll know that one of the most important aspects is allowing yourself a break between each set of reps. Even when you aren’t tired, even when you know you easily have enough energy for another ten lifts, they make you wait out the entire rest period. Why? This method

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