Category Archives: Personal Development

Do You Have Emotional Courage?

I heard this from a friend not too long ago, “I’m just so unhappy, I don’t think I can do this job anymore.” When I asked her what was up she told me that she was totally stressed out and … Continue reading

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How to Use Mindfulness to Enjoy Work More

I partnered with doctor Jose Ribas to developed the below 4 module program on Mindfulness.  Mindfulness is a Buddhist practice that focuses on emotional awareness in the present moment and uses meditation to help manage those emotions and improve your overall … Continue reading

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Stop Believing in Yourself (at least stop believing in what you can’t do!)

In 2001 Takeru Kobayashi, a  5.9, 128 pounds young man from Japan broke the world record in his rookie appearance in the world hot dog eating championship. The record had been 25 hot dogs in 12 minutes. He ate 50. In 2008 Ueli Steck, a Swiss mountaineer, broke the record for … Continue reading

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How to Behave in Your One-on-one Meetings with Your Boss

Over the years, I have sat through hundreds of one-on-one meetings with employees. Most were great, but too often staff would come unprepared. When that happened, all we could do is talk about what they did for the past two … Continue reading

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The Simplest Way to Advance Your Career? Talk!

Early in my career, I had a job where I wasn’t feeling very challenged. So I gave my notice. When the CEO of the company found out, he approached me and the asked if I would be interested in staying and running a department. I was taken aback because … Continue reading

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Maximize Your One-on-One Supervision Meeting

If you’re lucky to get one-on-one meetings with your boss, you need to treat this time as if it was treasure. Even if your boss is not a treasure, this is time when you have his or her full attention. … Continue reading

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A New Way to Manage Your Worries

So your boss sends you an email asking: “Do you have time this afternoon to chat?” If, in this scenario you simply reply and say “sure,” and aren’t worried about what she wants to talk about, you can probably stop reading this post. If you reply … Continue reading

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How to Handle an Angry Coworker

Not too long ago, a fellow coworker was having issues with some software and was struggling with it. I was responsible for implementing the software, so when he reached his breaking point he lashed out at me. It was hard … Continue reading

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Dealing with Overwhelming Emotions

We all have moments when our emotions run wild.  For example, when we get really bad news, or have a major conflict with a coworker or even something as relatively minor as losing that document we spent 3 hours working … Continue reading

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Let go of the Entitlement and be a Rocking Employee

My first job was at a summer camp. I was a counselor for boys aged 6 to 12. A week before camp opened, we counselors had to show up to get the camp ready.  After the first day, one of … Continue reading

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