How To Handle Difficult Conversations

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2022

Everyone struggles with difficult conversations.

They:

  • Are emotionally charged

  • Can lead to conflict

  • Require preparation and emotional regulation

Difficult conversations require work.

Think about the number of times you mapped out in your head what you would say when preparing to have a difficult conversation with your boss, peer, or a loved one. You thought about every detail, plotting out when, where, and how the conversation would take place.

That can be quite taxing, both mentally and emotionally.

One thing to remember when engaging in conversations is that we, humans, are emotional beings.

When we enter a conversation, we bring our own perspectives and expectations. If those opinions and expectations are ever challenged, then we tend to take is personally. Oftentimes, resulting in emotional reactions of anger, aggression, fear, or defiance.

And as these emotions grow stronger, our ego steps in to protect us. We find ourselves saying and doing things that fall...

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How I Got Interested in Developing Productivity Habits

Uncategorized Aug 27, 2022

I wouldn't call myself a habits' expert.

However, I have spent decades reading and learning about success (e.g., what is success, what does it mean to be successful, and what does it take to be successful). And I have spent hundreds of hours the past couple of years developing habits that I believe best position me for success.

My interest in productivity habits began because:

I was sick and tired of making little to no progress on my dreams.

I had big goals and dreams that I wanted to achieve, but I was consistently experiencing overwhelm and burn out, getting nowhere fast.

The one thing that many of the gurus on success and habits agreed on was that successful people are consistent in their habits and routines. They design their lives in an optimal way, having routines and systems in place to help them achieve their goals. The problem: the rebel in me fought the idea of having plans and routines for years.

Until the day, I said no more and made the decision to "experiment" (this...

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Learning When to Unplug

Uncategorized Aug 06, 2022

Regardless of your commitments, sometimes you just need to unplug.

One of my goals for the year is to increase my outreach and establish more of a social media presence. So, in the month of June, I challenged myself to post content on my LinkedIn profile five days per week. Surprisingly, I didn’t find the experience to be as painful as I had imagined it to be and found the process to be quite the confidence booster. It helped that I viewed this challenge as an experiment, where my only motive was to develop the habit and routine of posting daily without any concern for the number of likes and comments I received.

After my June success, I committed to posting every day in July. 

Yes, seven (7) days per week, including posting while I’d be away on vacation. I went as far as to pre-schedule my posts to go live while I was away. 

There was one little snag in my plan. I had no posts scheduled for when I returned home. My thinking was that I’d be well rested...

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5 Tips for Establishing a Morning Routine from a Self-Proclaimed Night Owl

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2022

What’s the deal with morning routines? People swear by them and  all the gurus and “successful” people claim you have to have a morning routine.  

I’ll be honest, I’ve tried establishing a morning routine several times, without much success. Waking up at 6am or some other ungodly hour just did not work for this night owl. I need my sleep. I like my sleep. As someone who goes to bed at 2 or 3am, on average, it simply could not work for me.

So here I go again, another attempt. One thing is different. My attitude.

My word of the year is “Experiment”, so that is the energy I am bringing into this. I refuse to allow guilt to overcome me if I don’t complete a task in my morning routine. Not this time!

In order to achieve the goals and dreams we have in life, we  must identify the action steps, tasks, and habits we have to create. The key to our success lies in   committing and implementing these actions to achieve...

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Three Words of Intention

Uncategorized Dec 20, 2018
 

What are your intentions for 2019? What are the three words by which you critique your life?

In today's video, I ask you to reflect on what will be your guiding principles for how you show up in 2019 and your life in general as well as share them with community in the comments section.

If you need a little assistance in choosing your three words, feel free to download my values worksheet: http://bit.ly/values-free-download  

Have a wonderful holiday season! 

#JourneytoYou #reflection #worksheet #LivingYourBestLife #personaldevelopment #video

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Three Tips to Help You with Feelings of Being Overwhelmed

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2018
 

Are you feeling like life is controlling you, instead of you controlling life?

In this week's video, I share with you three tips that will help you deal with being overwhelmed so that your life feels more manageable.

As always, I want to hear from you! Please share how you manage being overwhelmed and stay on track with your journey to becoming your best self!

Want to chat with me? Here's the link: http://bit.ly/25-minute-chat 

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Living in the "Land of Stuck"

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2018
 

Are you letting your pride keep you in the same old same old or what I call the “Land of Stuck”?

What action steps are you taking to move out of the Land of Stuck?

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Abundance or Scarcity

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2018
 

Are you viewing your life and dreams through the lens of abundance or scarcity?

It’s about perspective. It's time to stop limiting yourself before even trying and remain true to you.

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Are fears keeping you from your destiny?

Uncategorized Sep 27, 2018
 

Why aren’t you shining your light onto the rest of the world? What fears and doubts are holding you back from your destiny?

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Values! What do you value?

Uncategorized Sep 18, 2018
 

Values! What do you value? How do your values show up in your day-to-day life, in your job, in your home?

To get the my free Values Workbook, click this link: http://bit.ly/values-free-download 

 

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