Work Hard

Growing up, one of the things that I heard repeatedly was that you have to work hard to be successful. Somehow or another my growing brain associated the following with that statement: Working hard requires lots of time Working hard requires sacrifice Working hard is no fun Working hard is stressful Not working hard isContinue reading “Work Hard”

Dreading Monday?

It’s Sunday afternoon here in West Virginia. We just returned from a week-long vacation to Key West with our friends. We had a fantastic time. In the past, I would have immediately started dreading the return to work before we even got back. Hundreds of emails to catch up on, meetings on my calendar thatContinue reading “Dreading Monday?”

Using Strong Feelings as an Awareness Tool

When was the last time you experienced a really intense feeling? Maybe you were angry, maybe you were overwhelmed or maybe you were bursting with pride. The amazing thing about feelings is that they are the product of our thinking and they drive our actions. Our actions in turn produce our results.  If you’re notContinue reading “Using Strong Feelings as an Awareness Tool”

Stop Chasing Work Life Balance

What is work life balance? You hear this term thrown around like the holy grail of all things work-related. Is it really possible to have an even, balanced, scale-like version of balance? My answer is no. First of all, I think the word balance is a misnomer in this context. It implies that work andContinue reading “Stop Chasing Work Life Balance”