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...
Everything has energy. It has the power to attract those things you want in your life or repeal those things you don't want. Unfortunately, it can also have the exact opposite effect. Most people don't realize it but we co-create our reality through the energy we're projecting in the world. As such we continue to draw in those things we're fighting so hard to avoid, instead of pulling in the things we want and need. They key is to be aware of how to manage this creative process.
When you're building a new business or working hard to progress in your career it's easy to get sucked into working day and night to reach the heights that you aspire to or dream about.
As they say, it's rare air at the top and reaching it is not for the faint of heart. I've been in that rare air several times in my career, and in this iteration of my entrepreneurial life I would not be honest if I said, I wasn't looking to get there again. It does take a lot of work on the front end before...