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
A funny thing about stress -- for some of us, it makes us crave things like cigarettes, coffee, soda, potato chips, chocolate, or anything with sugar in it. But smoking, drinking, or eating any of those things actually tends to increase anxiety. It's a vicious cycle. For people who get these kinds of stress-related cravings … Continue reading Stress-related Cravings