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!
I'm a huge fan of routines - they're a significant contributor to remaining efficient and effective. But what about those times when things feel monotonous? When the days become a blur and you feel like you're in a slump? Find out in this week's video how you can softly shake things up without shattering your entire routine!
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!
A recent survey showed that 80% of people take on more than they can or should handle. Does that sound like you? I find myself sentenced to over-commitment because I'm either excited to take on something new or because I truly want to jump in to help others. But what happens when you over-commit? Loss of sleep, increased stress, falling short in other areas? Find out how to break free from sentencing yourself to over-commitment!
In the United States, we'll be celebrating Independence Day this weekend. And as a woman born and raised in this country, I'm extremely grateful for the freedoms that I have. But I recently discovered many of those weren't available until around the time I was born. This got me thinking about how freedom means different things to different people. I invite you to watch this video and take a moment to reflect on the freedoms that are important to you. Be grateful for those you have and decide how you could fight for those you do not.
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!
When I work with organizations and executives on beating burnout, one of the key strategies I share is to begin with communication. But I’ve found that for many, they lack the confidence to initiate the communication and/or how they communicate lacks confidence. In this week’s video, I share what you must have in order to be confident in your communication.
In work and life, you've witnessed others receive things that not everyone else has. Maybe you or others felt at times that those situations weren't fair. Well, as employees return to the office, you will see more and more of this, where some will have different accommodations than others. How will you handle this for yourself or for your team as a leader? Watch this week's video to see how fairness can be shifted.
Do you ever find your calendar with a few-minute gap? Maybe an appointment ended early or started late, so now you're just sitting there wondering what to do next? What if you could stay productive when these unexpected times occur? I show you how in this week's video!
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.