Not wanting to believe is different from not believing. Not wanting to believe requires active work to avoid believing "accidentally". Why would anyone, why would I, actively invest in not believing in my own worth? What purpose does it serve to believe that I am not good enough (yet)?
Ask any business guru and productivity coach, and they will confirm you the importance of a meeting agenda to make sure attendees can prepare. Ask any person who regularly attends meetings and they might confess that they look at the agenda the moment they dial in for the meeting or walk through the door. And yet, … Continue reading The power of a set agenda
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.
I am a control freak. There. I've said it. I like to know what happens when, with whose participation, for how long and with which anticipated results. That's why I love having an agenda, and why I expect everybody to be on time and well prepared. That's why I get annoyed if someone shows up … Continue reading The art of letting go of control
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.
Very often we get trapped between urgent tasks and looming dead lines, without being able to concentrate duly on one task only. And with so much stress, creativity and motivation are the first to die. However, there is a simple trick how you can get out of this daily rat race, by remembering Parkinson's Law, … Continue reading How to reduce stress in the long run
How come that the time flies by quicker and quicker? Perhaps because I am becoming busier and busier, and because I have cut TV from my daily routine to accomplish more things. So here goes the March recap, which included a gorgeous Wedding anniversary in Rome. Keep the desk tidy and to do lists up … Continue reading Monthly goals April
I am not particularly religious even though I have been raised by highly religious parents. However, this year I am doing my own version of "7 weeks without xxx" which many Christians do between carnival and Easter Sunday. Basically you pick one thing you think you can't live without and stop it during this time … Continue reading Going minimalist
February was truly a short month. But a very successful one as well. And if I had not been knocked out by a bad flue during this weekend I would have been able to accomplish it all... (or not). So let's do a recap and then go down to business Do steady exercise with the … Continue reading Monthly goals March
Doubts about what to do next? Unfortunately I do not remember where I found this graph, so any hint about the source is welcome. But I do love its simplicity. And no, I do not apply this to all decisions in my life.