You know that stare? You’re entranced and stuck in the moment.
You only realize it in hindsight.
When you find yourself gazing out the window, or at the small corner of the wall, or up at the ceiling. You’re so fixated on that one space as if it were reeling you in, looking to talk to you, or maybe even advise you. Once your consciousness comes back, you realize that you were lost in a moment. An imaginative glimmer in time.
Something has preoccupied you. Perhaps good, perhaps bad. But it’s preventing you from taking action.
Whatever past idea, struggle…
Six days ago, the Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA title in 50 years. On the strength of a god-like effort from their extraordinarily talented, Greek star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks reached the summit of the basketball world. But this post isn’t about basketball.
It’s about what mindfulness and emotional intelligence are all about.
What this two-time MVP and now world champion has learned about the mental and emotional side of the game of basketball is most important to you and me as we journey through our own path in life. …
Embracing your true self.
Becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Literally being yourself- the person and career woman or man that you most want to be.
What does that look like?
For many of us, the biggest piece of the puzzle is always getting to the knowing. As we continue to search for deeper meaning, we feel the desire to make a declaration. “I am…”
When we see one of our peers excelling, the first thing that comes to our mind is usually: How did they do that? The best of us admire their accomplishments, but we also crave to get insights into how they did it. We want to know if we can blaze that same trail, and even get their quicker.
Through my years of academic research, working in business and coaching high-achievers, I’ve found that in virtually all circumstances emotional intelligence is the key differentiator for success. Here is some research to back that point up:
It’s easy to get down. It’s easy to feel small. It’s easy to feel like your goal or your success is so far away when you haven’t yet completed “your masterpiece” or lived out the big plans you have for yourself. The path of least resistance is ALWAYS easy.
It’s when the going gets tough, when your day is so busy with work, family obligations, personal ambitions and B.S., that the picture somehow — some crazy way — gets clearer.
Maybe you know what I mean.
Let’s face it, you have a super busy life. Heck, you might be reading…
It’s the early part of the year and you have a million things on your mind. For most of us, we’re far too anxious about little things that aren’t urgent and could easily wait for another day.
Little, insignificant worries and problems can accumulate and catch up to us, and before we know it, we’re consumed with big worries and problems. It’s better to face these things with a clear mind and an intelligent approach to knock them out.
It’s also not a bad time to ask, how are your big goals and resolutions for 2021 working out for you…
Are you willing to make one extra call? That extra effort will change the course of your journey. It’s why one of life’s most important lessons is to always, always, always Follow-up.
Following-up and checking in on someone, something or any kind of opportunity will make the difference between a successful career and an unsuccessful career. Here’s why:
Persistence is a requirement if you want to get ahead. Don’t ever mistake persistence for pushy. Don’t think you’re being a pest. Even if it feels tough inside to do it, do it anyway. Even if you’re afraid someone might ignore you…
Despite many a successful person’s efforts to gain influence and control over every part of their life, it will never happen. Never.
And you know what?
That’s actually a great thing.
You have to seek to influence what you can and control what is within your control. But know it’s not possible to influence everything. As a result, you won’t figure out the answer to everything.
Those of us with dominant personalities fight this battle each day. Eventually, you have to let go. Faith needs to enter the equation. Faith in yourself, faith in others, faith in God — faith…
Throughout your life, your plans are going to change and at times, you’re gonna get knocked on your butt.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make plans — or have a plan.
Quite the opposite.
Emotionally intelligent people recognize the importance of direction, discipline and purpose.
They understand when to continue their course, and when it’s time for a change. Sometimes we can be proactive and own that ourselves. Other times, we’re forced to react.
As COVID has shown us, when everything changes in an instant, we still have the ability to adapt, change our plan and push forward with optimism.
There really isn’t some magic elixir out there that’s going to transform your mind and body, leading you to become a productivity machine. I hate to break the news to you. It’s not a quick fix.
If you’d like to stop reading there, you can.
However, there are ways to work hard, increase your focus and take the pressure off. When you have a clear, beginner’s mind, you’re operating with limitless possibilities.
I’ve worked with top executives, business leaders, athletes and writers and I’ve learned they are where they are because they operate efficiently. Time is our most precious commodity…