Archive for the ‘Workplace Performance’ Category

Overwhelm is a decision

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Don’t you love to put a long list of things together to begin the week or at the beginning of the day, so that you can check them off as you get things done?

Yes, there’s great joy in accomplishment.

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How would your higher self handle this?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Maybe you already know the biggest problem that’s going to hit you today. When it does, have a conversation with yourself. How would my higher self handle this?

Let’s see. My higher self probably wouldn’t get explosive. My higher self probably wouldn’t start running for the hills. My higher self would probably say: “This will need some resourcefulness. I guess I’d better get my game on here, because I’m going to have to solve this.”

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What really amazing thing is going to happen to you today?

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Years ago, I read a story about a woman anthropologist who would jump out of bed every morning and intentionally have both feet land at the same time. She would land them hard and yell out: “I wonder what really amazing thing is going to happen to me today!”

By setting the tone of looking for something amazing to happen, she felt she created far more amazing experiences.

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Assume you are part of the problem

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Whenever there’s a problem, don’t we always assume somebody else who created the problem? I know I can be inclined to do that. My husband and I joke about it all the time.

We call it the “toilet paper syndrome” since the one time he asked me: “What percentage of the time do you think you change the toilet paper roll?” I said: “Well, quite frankly, about 75% of the time.” He said, “Well, that’s fascinating because I think I’m changing it 75% of the time, and that math doesn’t add up.” We had a good laugh realizing that it’s very easy to blame the other person.

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Isolation

Monday, June 28th, 2021

I’m a hugger. This whole idea of living in a world of isolation, where we’ve had to wear masks and be away from people and social distancing, has been hard on me. I bet it’s been just as hard on you. Isolation from other people is considered an actual punishment in the penal system.

Let’s admit it: This has been hard. And yet we are responsible to make sure we keep up our relationships. Whether they’re through screens, or a distant wave, or somehow having an elbow bump.

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