Check the Negativity

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!

First Step to Mitigate Burnout

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!

How To Know If You’re Burning Out

I believed that what I was experiencing were signs of approaching burnout, but it turns out that I was already over the edge and what I was experiencing were SYMPTOMS of burnout that consumed me mentally and physically. If you're wondering what burnout's early signs look like before you've crossed over, be sure to watch this week's video.

Trapped at a Dead-End

I'm frequently asked, "Colleen, what can I do if I'm feeling burned out or stuck yet I can't leave my job?" I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed that December evening in my office! For the several months of post-burnout recovery, I felt like I couldn't leave my position. Our family built a life primarily based upon my income, so unless we were willing to completely change that, I would need to figure out how to take control of my current situation. If you're feeling stuck, in this week's video I provide you with one practice to implement that will get you unstuck.

You Have a Hand in Burnout

Though it's been several years since I first-hand experienced burnout, I will never forget the pivotal moment, or the feeling of drowning every day for months, or the fear I felt that at any moment Matt, my husband, would pack up our kids and leave me.  I know what you may be feeling right now as we've seen burnout escalate recently for many. Over the past couple of weeks I shared that organizations and leaders have a hand in burnout along with one tip that could support you. This week, I have one effective tip for YOU to get a handle on your work and life before you hit burnout. Be sure to watch this video so you can take control of your life today!

Stop Trying to Beat Burnout in Isolation

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!

3 Ways to Build Resilience

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!

Take a Day Off Ferris Bueller Style

In the 1986 John Hughes hit movie, Ferris Bueller skips a day of high school to spend it in the city of Chicago. While I'm certainly not suggesting to become a young delinquent, I do believe Ferris was onto something here! Find out why in this week's video!

Build Your Confidence with this Important Foundation

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!

Let’s Stay Connected!

I didn't realize how important connections were to me until they were physically removed in 2020. As I've gone back to many of my pre-pandemic routines, I've been able to re-establish those connections, but I know many have not been able to. Find out more about how you can make connections and help others in their own journey to reconnect!