January 30, 2018

"It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are we busy about?"

-Henry David Thoreau

I work with high performers who are under constant pressure and must deliver on countless demands each day. When I talk with them about enhancing resiliency and managing stress it is usually under the assumption that demands continue to increase as the resources necessary to deliver on them decrease. They want to be able to d...

January 18, 2018

“Change your thoughts and change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale

Many of us would like to make a change when it comes to our everyday behaviors. The change might relate to nutrition, exercise, sleep, managing our money, being more positive, relationships, parenting, prioritizing our demands, or a multitude of other possibilities. Doing things differently is not as easy as it sounds. What happens often times is that we make a ch...

January 8, 2018

Resiliency can be defined as:

  1. The capacity to recover quickly from or adjust easily to difficulties or change and/or

  2. The ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens.

When you look at those definitions of resiliency, do they sound like capabilities that you would want to have or that could help you in your life? Is there one of those definitions that you are better in than the other...

January 2, 2018

Changing our behaviors, especially the ones we have been doing for quite some time can be extremely challenging. Just consider how many New Year’s resolutions or similar goals fail to be accomplished within a month or two of getting started. There are many reasons that changing what we do is difficult. One factor is how we think or our mindset: our beliefs, attitudes, and thoughts about everything in our lives. Beliefs are the mo...

May 16, 2016

The first time I crossed more than 4 time zones was about 15 years ago when I was asked to travel from the United States to Madrid to give a presentation...on managing jet lag for business travelers.  Let's be clear that I had no personal experience with jet lag, but the people in my company at the time who did have expertise in this area did not speak Spanish. So there I was standing in a room full of 50 business travel journali...

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