As much as you may want to be in a state of gratitude and joy as the holidays are upon us, the reality is that we're currently surrounded by an extreme amount of negativity. I have a process that I shared a few years ago that will help you to check this negativity so YOU don't become negative yourself!
In last week's video I shared the signs that indicate you're on the verge of burnout. So what happens if they're happening to you? What next? Since burnout occurs when workplace stress is not properly managed, your first step will take place at work. Find out exactly what that is in this week's video!
By spring of this year, over half of American workers reported being burned out. I'm not surprised! You're probably not either, especially if you're there now or on the way to hitting that #burnout wall. Burnout is not to be dismissed! It's an officially diagnosable condition through the World Health Organization, and it's a condition that needs to be handled. But too many believe that the way to beat burnout is in isolation. Find out why this should never be the answer and how to move toward a solution that can work for you!
Shortly after I celebrated my 10-year work anniversary, I found myself in a situation that challenged my resilience, my ability to mentally and emotionally deal with this crisis. While I've faced other circumstances that tested my strength in the past, nothing seemed to be quite like this - from the situation itself to how I was dealing with it. Being resilient doesn't mean that you'll never experience difficulty or stress, but like building a muscle, you can strengthen your resilience with intention over time. In this video, I give you the three intentional ways that I flexed my resiliency muscle that will help you do the same!
Over the past year or so, you may have held off on asking for a promotion or raise, but now you feel like Samuel L. Jackson in The Negotiator. You may have held off on special requests because it felt selfish during a time of crisis, but now you're looking to Julia Roberts from Erin Brockovich for strength. You may have felt comfortable behind your computer screen, but now you're preparing like Mel Gibson in Braveheart to give a rousing presentation to an important group. Whether you're channeling Samuel, Julia, or Mel, you may need a dose of confidence! While it's common knowledge that confidence is one of the keys to having success in these situations, what's not so common knowledge is whether or not you have what it takes to actually be confident. In this video I share the foundation required so that confidence is no longer an illusion, but instead, a reality for you!
There was such a great response to last week's post in which I shared a past video with my son, Ethan, so I'm back this week with another one! This time, it's with my almost 10-year old daughter, Reese, at the end of 2018. Here she shares an interesting tool for managing stress. If you haven't heard of this before, check it out and see if it works to help reduce your stress.
About three years ago I grabbed my then 12-year old son, Ethan, to share how he manages stress (yes, kids have stress, too). Not only did he discover successful strategies to just handle it consistently for years, they're ideas that are 100% relevant and practical for any stressed out or burned out ADULT!
You may have felt like a fool on more days than just #aprilfoolsday! If you've ever experienced #impostersyndrome you most likely know what I'm referring to. But you're not alone - 82% of people have felt like an imposter at some point in time. But imposter syndrome is not why you should foolish. Watch this week's video to find out the real trick that's been played on you!
March is one of my favorite months of the year. My daughter, Reese, would say it's because it's her birthday month (LOL!). While this is of course true, it's also because it's Women's History Month. And the theme for this year's International Women's Day on March 8th was #ChooseToChallenge. But even though March is coming to an end, this effort should not! I challenge you to watch this video and find out more!
If you've been lashing out more often, feeling deeper stress, or telling yourself that you have no other option than to quit right now, then you're on the verge of burnout! After hitting my burnout over seven years ago, in this video I share what you can do today to avoid a full crash and burn!