This is a collaborative guest post by Robin Christine, President of Valor Creative Media. Recently, Jackie and I, who have been working together for three years, were brave enough to have a courageous conversation about creating a more fulfilling and communicative relationship. Like many courageous conversations, ours began with a misunderstanding. Then, we both made up some emotion driven stories in our own minds about what the
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Our world is full of distractions that make giving your full attention to what’s in front of you is no easy task. So many shiny objects are right at our fingertips, beeping, buzzing, flashing for our attention. Think about any of the black holes that captivate you… endless google searches, Instagram pics, Pinterest, your news feed…with all these distractions around us, we have to work hard
“If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in” Brene Brown How many times have you walked in to a room, an event, a conference, a meeting and felt out of place? Like you don’t belong? It might depend on whether you know people or not or how you’re feeling about going. It could be how
The Lessons of a Living LegacyMonths ago, one of my former classmates passed away from cancer.Weeks ago, I found out one of my former teachers, who is the same age as I am, was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer and is in hospice.Days ago, Stephen Hawking died.These things caused me to pause. I remembered being asked a question about the legacy I
How many times a week do you come face-to-face with the feeling of being overwhelmed? In part 1 of this 3-part series on overcoming overwhelm, I wrote about recognizing overwhelm for what it is and taking your power back. In part 2, I shared multiple ways to notice and reprogram your reaction to overwhelm. Part 3 of this series offers you strategies to Overcome Overwhelm.
Are You Ready to Overcome Overwhelm? We are all human, and from time to time, every human being I know, comes face to face with overwhelm. In part 1 of this 3-part series on overcoming overwhelm, I wrote about recognizing overwhelm for what it is and taking your power back. Here in part 2, we’ll look at reprogramming the way you react to overwhelm. If
How many things are there on your to do list today? Do you feel like you’re bombarded with information, multiple priorities and competing demands? If you’re like me, your to do list could be written on a roll of toilet paper. It’s ohhhverrr whelmmmm-ing!!! It feels like you’ll never get it all done. Overwhelm is an all too familiar feeling, it starts in your mind
You have a mission, a signature project, a life skill to develop and you’re excited about the end you have in mind and what that will do for you. So, your tendency is to want to get to the finish line; to have yourself established and confident in your expertise, and to have your great work be recognized. Personally, I feel the deep desire to
UBUNTU is a term associated with Nelson Mandela, according to Wikipedia, Ubuntu (/ʊˈbuːntʊ/uu-BOON-tuu; Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼù]) is a NguniBantu term meaning "humanity". It is often also translated as "humanity towards others", but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". I consider UBUNTU an essential leadership competency for the 21st century. Leadership in the 21st century is
There are many traditions and rituals that we have created to honor the seasons. As Spring arrives and the plants blossom and bloom, we’re often called to our own season of growth, development, and renewal. As part of earth’s ecosystem, many of us feel inspired to do some type of renewal ritual this time of year, whether it’s spring cleaning or starting something new.