Defining Yourself

Defining Yourself

If you approach each day with the intention of doing, saying or producing something meaningful, and if you don’t measure every word you speak or action you take, you’ll eventually be rejected.

The Twofold Advantage of Confidence

The Twofold Advantage of Confidence

Confidence can work for us in a couple of different ways. When we have confidence in ourselves, we’re moved to complete the task, provide the service or ship the product without fear, reluctance or reservation.

Let Us Hear the Music

Let Us Hear the Music

Negativity. We’re surrounded by it day after day and inundated with it. The media, for example, is exceedingly adept at churning it out in volumes, titillating our appetites for more and more. And it works in that it keeps us plugged in, awaiting news of the next looming threat or gloomy forecast.      

Decision-Making – Personal or Professional

Decision-Making – Personal or Professional

There are three reasons why people struggle with personal or business decision-making. Procrastination Vague objectives Risk factors

Why Some People Never Overcome Inertia

Why Some People Never Overcome Inertia

They listen to and place their trust in the wrong people. Other people’s opinions are a dime a dozen. And when these opinions aren’t coming from a knowledgeable position, they’re worthless when it comes to advancing your initiative. There are coaches with a slew of initials behind their name marketing themselves as game changers, but […]

Eureka Moments

Eureka Moments

Granted, we don’t and shouldn’t have them every day, because if we did, such moments would not likely rise to “Eureka” status. Eureka moments are breakthroughs, realizations or discoveries which we experience suddenly and unexpectedly. And unless they’re captured, they will vanish as quickly as they were recognized in the first place.

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

I meet people all the time who seem to be stewing about issues in their lives. They’ll reel off a series of complaints or worries about this and that, seemingly lost in a sea of words that are going nowhere — certainly not in a solution-focused direction. I’ll ask them “are you seeking any guidance […]

The Infectious Nature of Self-Criticism

The Infectious Nature of Self-Criticism

The first step in any infection process is to colonize the host. This process runs a similar course in those infected by a seemingly never ending litany of self-directed negative barrages. Like bacteria and all viruses, self-criticism is ever in search of a victim. And the thing is there’s no amount of external validation from […]

Adult ADHD: Warning Signs

Adult ADHD: Warning Signs

The American Psychiatric Association (APA), which publishes the DSM, has for the first time given credence to adult ADHD, dispelling any lingering beliefs that it is only a child and adolescent disorder. Here are several potential warning signs for adults which may indicate that an ADHD evaluation is in order.    

Some People Don't Want To Be Helped

Some People Don’t Want To Be Helped

There are essentially two types of help that we’re able to offer people — unsolicited and solicited. Offering unsolicited help often falls on deaf ears because, by definition, it was unwanted in the first place; thus it’s often eschewed by those receiving it. And it only benefits those offering the help — some of whom […]