Overthinking Leads to Stuck

I can’t believe how many of my clients, friends and coworkers overthink. Hell, I can’t believe how much I overthink. You know what you get when you overthink? Stuck. Like your tongue with a PBJ, stuck. No action. I’ve seriously been overthinking what I’m going to say to you since this morning. What an inefficientContinue reading “Overthinking Leads to Stuck”

Conscious Decision Making

One of the things I’ve noticed lately is that a lot of people who are very good at making big strategic business decisions are not so good at making personal strategic decisions. They make decisions on autopilot and then second guess themselves to death once they make the decision.  Sound familiar? If you were makingContinue reading “Conscious Decision Making”

Stop Second Guessing

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your self confidence? One symptom I routinely see with lower self confidence scores is the habit of second guessing most decisions.  How much time do you spend second guessing your decisions? Do you hear yourself saying “I should have” or “I shouldn’t have” after every singleContinue reading “Stop Second Guessing”

Blurred Lines Between Work and Life

Working remotely can be a real blessing, but the line between work and your life can become quite blurred if you aren’t intentional about your time allocation. If you are finding yourself overworking as a remote worker, I suggest you create boundaries around when and where you will work. Here are a few hacks toContinue reading “Blurred Lines Between Work and Life”

Basing Decisions on What Others Think

How much time do you spend thinking about what other people think about you? Do you make decisions from this space? In other words, do you decide not to do or do something because of what you think other people will think? Think about this. You are convinced you are a mind reader and youContinue reading “Basing Decisions on What Others Think”

Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast

Intermittent fasting is quite the popular topic these days. There are lots of articles promoting the benefits of this type of eating including the fact that it’s more in line with our body’s natural rhythm.  It occurred to me a while ago that limiting any kind of consumption to a defined period would be anContinue reading “Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast”

Addicted to Email?

Up until about a year ago, I didn’t realize that I was addicted to email. It was just like a little slot machine on my phone dinging away and encouraging me to look at it all the time. Once I did look at it, I got sucked in and either spent my free time workingContinue reading “Addicted to Email?”

The Urge to Prove Yourself all the Time

I grew up in a situation where I believed that I was not as good as the other kids. My dad had a heart attack when I was 6 and didn’t work while he recovered. My mom was a stay at home mom. My clothes for school were crocheted or from a second hand storeContinue reading “The Urge to Prove Yourself all the Time”

Better Sleep is a Habit

Not getting enough sleep is both a cause and an effect of chronic stress. Sleeping resets our system and it’s also when we learn. Not getting enough sleep leads to all kinds of health and productivity issues which in turn lead to more stress. Being under constant stress leads to an energizing cocktail in ourContinue reading “Better Sleep is a Habit”

Chronic Stress is a Habit

Are you stressed most of the time? Do you find it difficult to turn off your brain at night so you can sleep? Is it starting to affect your health? Were you able to turn off your urge to work while you were off the past few weeks? What if I told you that nothingContinue reading “Chronic Stress is a Habit”