Fear of Looking Stupid

Have you ever held back from asking for help because you didn’t want to look or feel stupid?  I’ve done this all my life. I start to feel unsafe when I don’t know something and I’m talking to a person who I’ve deemed to be an authority or expert. I immediately change the subject backContinue reading “Fear of Looking Stupid”

Focus is the Hocus Pocus

Focus is the hocus pocus with respect to changing how you manage your allocation of time each day. When you can focus and accomplish exactly what you planned, in the time that you allocated, you can eliminate the creation of time debt. Time debt is just like money debt, you have to pay it backContinue reading “Focus is the Hocus Pocus”

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”

Boredom as an Opportunity

What do you think about boredom? Is it something to be avoided at all costs? Do you immediately look for something productive to do to avoid being bored? As a Type A personality, this was definitely me. I remember my parents both told me repeatedly that “there’s always something that needs done, go find it”Continue reading “Boredom as an Opportunity”

Are you an Overachiever?

I’ve met a lot of Type A’s in my life, including the one I look at every day in the mirror. One thing we all have in common is that we are achievers. We like to set goals, we like to win, and we like to do it quickly without a lot of drama. WeContinue reading “Are you an Overachiever?”

Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!

The words of the Foreigner song Urgent come to mind when I think of my life. I urgently lived my life for as long as I can remember. There has always been a sense of urgency in everything that I do. My relationship with time was that it was scarce and if I wanted toContinue reading “Urgent! Urgent! Urgent!”

Molting Your Way to Calm

Did you know that we have tens of thousands of habits that are on autopilot? These run the gambit from habitual thought patterns that we always think to habitual routines that we always do. The sum of all of these is called our self concept. Our belief of who we are…right now. In order toContinue reading “Molting Your Way to Calm”