Personal Development

Our core values directly determine how we define success. We all have a choice: we can either accept the values that others have written for us, or have the courage to write our own. Until you make this choice, your schedule will be full but your life will be empty.

Dan Greer Personal Development Dan Greer Professional Leadership

The inability to sustain margin may be the biggest challenge we face in this always on world we live in.  It seems like the demands of work and home always exceed our capacity to meet them.  Since so many factors are outside of my control, I must discipline myself to own the choices I can make.  This post by the Coaches Council was very helpful: “Stress is a part of life, especially business life. There are simply too many things that require your attention, which means that it’s far too easy to get overwhelmed, or worn down, by worries about […]

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This is a subject I know far too much about when in the category of what not to do instead of follow me.  Probably learning how to communicate effectively when your feelings are hurt would move to the top of the list. On the one extreme we can’t stuff our emotions inside and on the other we can’t just dump them out either.   This post by Mark Merrill is a good reminder for all: “It’s not that there’s anything really wrong with your marriage. You love each other and do life together pretty well. It’s just that you sense […]

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My life has become a daily struggle to maintain margin because the demands continue to exceed my capacity.  When I stay in this deficit position for more than one week, I literally hit the wall emotionally, physically and spiritually.  I am fighting to set boundaries that serve as early warning alerts and this Forbes post was very helpful: “Am I burnt out?” Is a question I faced frequently in my 9-5 where I previously worked as a mental health counselor, and even more so as I transitioned into running a lifestyle business. Personally, I love to work. I don’t necessarily mind […]

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There may be nothing more devastating professionally than being fired.  Even thought the situation was highly problematic to work in, there is still a certain finality and rejection in being told you are done.  However, in hindsight without exception, I have eventually moved on to a better place.  This Michael Hyatt post shares some great truths: “Chances are, you are going to be fired at some point in your career. This May, 1.7 million workers in America were laid off or fired. And according to the Labor Department, that was during a month of generally good economic news.  Sometimes you […]

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The greatest leadership challenge any leader will ever face is the reality that the hardest person to lead is looking at you in the mirror.  We think the major problem with our organization is out there with the other people and not in here with me.  This HBR Post is excellent: “During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different and much more personal initial question: “Can you help me better manage my own life?” Consider the challenges that modern corporate leaders — and especially CEOs — now face, in addition to […]

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