One way to recognize that you have a block is to notice when you do the same thing that gets you in trouble over and over again. Such a repeating pattern can take many forms. One person starts off projects with great enthusiasm, then loses momentum and ends up turning in work that is less … Continue reading Guilt Doesn’t Work
Two weeks ago a client came to me with an all-too-familiar problem: she was completely overwhelmed with all she had to do and couldn’t find a way to change what was going on. “Maria” and her partner were building a startup and were giving it their all. They worked from early in the morning until … Continue reading 3 Steps to Take When You’re Overwhelmed
Last week I told you that research shows that you can become thirty-one percent more productive if you just get happy. At least, companies could get that “Happiness Advantage” when their employees followed certain exercises designed to increase their happiness. I know, however, that for people who are stressed out or feeling down, getting from … Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do To Feel Better Quickly
Last week I promised to tell you about something that can increase your productivity thirty-one percent. Here it is! A month or so ago someone sent me a link to a video of a TEDTalk by Shawn Achor, a former professor at Harvard who went on to found a corporate strategy firm that researches and … Continue reading Get a Happiness Advantage
Over the last month or so several of my clients have been blocked at work by their stress. The reasons they have been stressed are very real: an unsupportive boss; financial setbacks; fights with spouses; personality conflicts at work. They knew they needed to take action to resolve their issues, so they did what made … Continue reading Why (and how) you should take a break!
Last week I wrote about using visualization to start doing something you’ve been putting off. You can also use visualization to uncover some hidden blocks. Here’s how. Go somewhere you won’t be distracted. Bring a notebook and pen because you will want to take notes. Get comfortable and close your eyes. Now imagine that you … Continue reading Are You Being Blocked By The Wrong Goal?
Last month American Express’s OpenForum published an article describing six of the techniques I use to help people get past blocks to doing things they need to in order to grow their business. I chose those six because they were easy to explain and readers could try them on their own. Each of them can … Continue reading My 7th Technique for Overcoming Stress: Visualization
I was recently interviewed by Karlee Weinmann, a talented author (and delightful conversationalist) who writes for the American Express Open Forum. We talked about overcoming barriers posed by stress in the workplace, or as the article says: Particularly when it comes to self-imposed obstacles—often rooted in long-held beliefs about what defines success and an individual's … Continue reading My interview “6 Ways to Overcome Stress and Reach Success” in the American Express Open Forum
In my last post I wrote about steps you can take before an interview to get yourself calm and focused going into an interview. But what do you do if something happens after the interview has started that throws you for a loop? I’ll give you a few suggestions here. 1. Can’t remember the answer? … Continue reading 3 ways to recover from stress in the middle of an interview
Interviews can be stressful for people under the best of circumstances. But with fewer jobs out there, the perception that no one is hiring, and the very real possibility of going months before getting even one interview, many interviewees are putting added stress on themselves. Ironically this added stress is likely to undercut their performance … Continue reading 5 tips to set yourself up for a successful interview