Fundamentals of Energy Management

  1. Values: know what matters most, and ask yourself if you have the energy to live the way you want to live.
  2. Nutrition: eat healthy meals and snacks to support your day, and know when treats help and when they hurt.
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Brand yourself as a great leader

When I coach, I have a number tools that I use to assess clients. I use different tools for different reasons. But I’m excited about a new Personal Brand Assessment that I’m using to help people:

1) see what impression you leave with people

2) look at what you are doing in your career to consciously cultivate your brand or unconsciously sabotage it Continue reading…

You’re Number 1: self-care

Safety Instructions“In the unlikely event of a sudden change in cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will drop from the compartment above your seat. To activate the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you, place it over your mouth and nose, secure the elastic strap around your head and breathe normally. Please secure your own mask before helping children, or other passengers, who may need your assistance.”

People come up with a lot of reasons why they have to put themselves last. So it is interesting to consider that international policy requires people to take care of themselves first, and help others second. Why do they do that? Because anyone who needs your help, needs you at your best. Continue reading…

Client Story: His business is growing and so is he

Last week I met with a friend and past client. He looked great, and it was no surprise to hear how well he and his business had been doing. I found myself asking, “So what’s next? Any plans to grow?”

His answer was astonishing, “I plan to enjoy what I’ve built.”

Now, don’t be fooled. This isn’t a man who is resting on his laurels. He has created a phenomenal situation for himself. Continue reading…

Stop Multitasking

WARNING: multitasking can be detrimental to your relationships, your health and your career.

Yup, I’m serious.

People who multitask actually perform at a significantly lower level than people who are able to fully engage. They may “do more” but they also make more mistakes, offend more people, and miss more important opportunities. Most significantly, they find it much more difficult to achieve their goals. Continue reading…

Don’t put off taking a day off

Picture it. You’ve planned to take a day off. You are going to do something special with your family or friends. You’ve said you would do it.

But there you are the night before, running through your to-do’s thinking, “I can’t possibly take the day off, I’ve got way too much work to do!” Continue reading…

Daily Habits

Habits and patterns are hard to break because when we consciously or subconsciously repeat an action, that action becomes more and more significant to our lives.

I walk every morning. It isn’t a big thing, but it’s an expression of a commitment that I made to myself to keep fit and healthy.

I’ll walk on a road, a trail, a beach, a treadmill. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that I repeat a simple ritual to renew my body, mind and spirit; and I do it everyday. Continue reading…