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Archives for January 2018
You’re Awesome! Give Yourself a Pat on the Back
Some people are perfectionists; they consider anything short of perfection a failure. Instead of celebrating the important progress they’re making to achieve their goals, they focus on the shortcomings, as well as all the work that still remains to be completed. That’s less than awesome. The problem is that constantly looking for and belittling yourself… [Read More]
Never Say “I’m Sorry” Unless You Mean It
We all make mistakes. When you try to repair the damage, do you make the situation better or worse? We’ve all been raised to say “ I’m sorry ” after hurting someone through our words or actions, but is your apology disingenuous or a meaningful expression of regret? What are the ingredients of an effective… [Read More]
Are You Racing in the Wrong Direction?
Almost all parents have that corny conversation with their kids about what life was like when they were growing up: “When I was your age, we walked to school, uphill, both ways.” (I can just hear the response: “That’s so yesterday,” accompanied by eye rolling.) Yet, while progress has been made on many fronts, some… [Read More]
Your Job Doesn’t Define You
One of my favorite interview questions is “Tell me about yourself.” Some people jump right to their amazing career accomplishments, while others tell me about their passions, their purpose, or their family. The truth is, I’m not looking for a specific answer; I’m interested in knowing their priorities. What defines you as a person? Some… [Read More]