Slow Down, You Go to Fast!

“The Faster I Go the Behinder I Get.” This saying was in my uncle’s sign shop to remind him and my dad to take their time hand-lettering signs instead of going to fast and making costly mistakes. I was reminded of it last night. I really wanted to finish writing and publishing my newsletter.  I…

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Overwhelmed? Get Some Quiet Answers

Have you noticed when it comes to solving a problem that getting in a tizzy or keeping your knickers in a knot isn’t very productive? The more intent you become on getting an answer the more elusive the answer is.   It’s only when you give up and least expect it – you’re in the shower,…

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An Escape from Technology Challenge

Terry Gross’ interview with Matt Richtel during her National Public Radio program Fresh Air, discussed the impact of “our brains on gadgets” and the “three-day effect.” Did you know three days is about how long it takes to relax and no longer feel compelled to respond to a ringing phone or buzzing email? Let’s face…

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What a Coach Can Do For You

Google’s CEO says it best: When you’re overwhelmed with too much to do and too few resources, a little coaching guidance can get you unstuck, identify next steps, validate what you want, stir up ideas, or create a welcome shift that makes life a whole lot easier! What benefits have you derived from coaching? I’d…

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Overwhelmed at Work? Tips for Taking the Leap

Overwhelmed at work? Have you had it? If you’re ready to take the leap and find a new position or career that brings you more peace, greater control, more work/life balance and exciting learning opportunities here’s 4 tips for making your transition a little easier: 1. Don’t worry about job hopping. A recent article, “Why…

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Adding to Overwhelm at Work: Annoying Cubicles

As one who studies the impact of peak performance environments on achievement, I was not surprised when open cubicles was listed as one of 2010’s Most Annoying Workplace Trends. The article cited being distracted by inconsiderate co-workers talking on the phone. A 2008 Fastcompany article provided research on the impact of interruptions. Did you know…

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Work?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work you’re not alone. A LifeCare poll conducted this month found that 81 percent of workers feel “overwhelmed or burned out” and 40 percent have trouble functioning at work. If you feel this way, the first step is recognizing you’re in the Overwhelm Mode and then deciding to do something…

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When Overwhelmed Isn’t Enough

Have you ever been in a state of overwhelm and ignored it to do “just one more thing” only to have it backfire like this? Isn’t it amazing how stretching limits can create unintended consequences? Maybe you’ve had the experience of rushing to get one more thing finished only to discover it went out with…

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When Overwhelmed Isn't Enough

Have you ever been in a state of overwhelm and ignored it to do “just one more thing” only to have it backfire like this? Isn’t it amazing how stretching limits can create unintended consequences? Maybe you’ve had the experience of rushing to get one more thing finished only to discover it went out with…

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Overwhelmed “Newbie” Learns Some Valuable Lessons

Dolores has some valuable lessons to teach this “newbie” (her undercover boss) who is overwhelmed at work. Watch as she shows him (and us) how to succeed. Some of her great advice? Teach people the ropes. Do the easy stuff first. If you want customer engagement, model how it’s done. Stay upbeat no matter what…

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