Are you familiar with affirmations?
Fundamentally they're statements said with confidence about something you want to perceive as the truth. Affirmations have helped thousands of people make significant changes in their lives, and frankly I use them daily myself.
However, they don't always work for everyone. There are two reasons for this.
First, the negative affirmations you've said over the years are so deeply ingrained within your subconscious that they prevent you from shifting...
You ever notice how the week between Christmas and New Year is relatively quiet and peaceful?
I love this time because it gives me space to reflect on the current year and set my intentions for the new year to come.
In so many ways 2018 was a life-changing year for me personally and in my business.
With regard to my business I gained greater clarity and focus, reached some epic revenue goals, and grew Team CPW by two. So as I look back over the year, while I didn't hit...
The holiday season can be a trying and depressing time for many people. While others are celebrating, you may be remembering a loved one you lost, opportunities never realized, and goals you didn't quite meet. In addition, unexpected troubles or news can arrive that may cause you to pause and ponder, "What's going on in my life right now?"
When things feel chaotic and both your patience and capacity for hope start to dim, consider reciting this affirmation to strengthen your mind and resolve....
Studies have found that repeated use of affirmations in a meditative state can help to rewrite negative messages and create positive outcomes for individuals —but only if an individual is ready and willing to internalize the affirmation and manifest positive change.
The power of affirmations have not only been grounded in science but we've seen them in literature and the theatre. Remember the movies Working Girl and Rudy? Both stories that demonstrate the power (and tenacity) of...
I have a question for you. Are you being yourself in all situations?
If you’re like most people, you’re 90% yourself when you’re with close friends, 50% yourself with casual acquaintances, and hide yourself from strangers.
Because being your true self in all settings and situations is scary. It requires vulnerability, transparency and integrity. It opens you up for judgement from others. As much as we may say or think we don't care, we are pack animals and...
No one quite understands what the holidays mean to those of us who have both a family and career. The planning, logistics, shopping, meal prep, and holiday shopping along with client appointments, emails, shopping for client gifts, and closing out projects before the new year.
And that's just over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Those closest to us don’t fully understand the level of multi-tasking required to keep it all together.
It's enough to make you want to stay in...
Looking self-assured can help you to feel more secure even when your palms are sweating and your heart is racing. Plus, a confident appearance encourages others to trust and admire you.
It's not surprising that being more confident at work can mean more promotions. In fact, a study at the University of Melbourne found a correlation between confidence in elementary school and success at work as adults.
Confidence is not the same as arrogance, and it's important if...
I recently read an article in the New Yorker, entitled The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death, in which they stated
At the root of this is the American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to applaud an individual for working himself to death than to argue that an individual working himself to death is evidence of a flawed economic system.
I was emotionally moved by this statement. Yes, it was a sad social commentary on the current economic system....
I could never do something like that.
Oh, I'm not that talented.
You need years of experience to do that job.
No one would ever hire me to do that.
I'm just not good with money.
Some people are just born to succeed.
I'm too old to wear something like that.
I bowed out because there are much more talented people doing the same thing.
Any of these statements sound familiar?
These are only a few of the comments I've heard my clients say over the years. Before I was trained in cognitive behavior...
When you see those inspirational quotes that encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, how does it make you feel? Do you stop and think about your current job, career, relationship, business, living conditions, or health? Is there a moment when you silently wish you could step out of your "comfort zone," if only for a minute? If so, them maybe your comfort zone is really uncomfortable.
Your comfort zone is a psychological phenomenon or...
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