After my last coaching call, a friend shared this article with a reminder about Renée Brown's book "Rising Strong". Basically, the story you make up in your mind in the absence of information is not necessarily the full truth. And given that our minds are much more creative around detecting fear, you are more likely to make up a horror story than a beautiful happy ending.
Competitiveness, trust and helping others
Working with a career coach, I am moving from competitiveness and distrust to ambition and collaboration. People are not out there to get me - they are there to grow together.
Ask for advice instead of feedback
I like getting feedback, both written as well as via voice. I blame my mom for this weird trait. She would ask people for advice about what she should / could do all the time. She uses it as a conversation starter, to solve quarrels and misunderstandings, to bond with her new neighbours. Her reasoning … Continue reading Ask for advice instead of feedback
Honey, do you think we are happy?
This question ranks very close to "Honey, we need to talk" in my personal list of worst openings for a conversation. And here I am, musing on the same question for a second time.
What does a career in support look like?
This increasing distance to customers when advancing in a career is an odd proposition if you accept the premise that the customer ultimately is the one paying for each and every salary in a company. Working directly with the customer should be one of the most important jobs - after all it is the raison d'être of the entire construction.
Birthday Reminder Shenanigans
Receiving a postcard is a trigger of happiness for many people, and for me writing them is a source of joy in itself. If only I could remember everybody’s birthday ahead of time!