We bet it happens to you too: you have those good intentions (taking more time for family, applying key insights from a book, communicating better towards your teams, …) – and after some time you realize you didn’t progress at all (or worse – you forgot about your intention). The reason? Most will answer ‘no time’. … Continued
Many ambitious overachievers want to … overachieve. And thus, we take on many initiatives, before adding some more initiatives… And at some point, we have to face it: There’s too much on our plate, and results are deteriorating. The question is: how to avoid work overload, and get to our ‘zone of highest performance’?
If only there were more hours in the day to get everything done… Unfortunately, there are no ‘more hours’… So what we recommend is to say no to C-tasks. A controversial idea for many, but so effective …
Are you frustrated too when others make you do things you don’t feel like doing? Your boss pushes through option B whereas you were so convinced option A was the right one…; You have to do some administrative tasks, and you just hate those…; Your family asks your help, right now, and now is really not the right moment… Dealing with unwelcome requests sure is a difficult thing…
Striving for quality is a power engine for many of us. And that’s great. Beware however when the underlying thought becomes we have to be PERFECT (as not being perfect = being unworthy) . If we think so, in the end we might not achieve all that much anymore…. Brené Brown’s main idea in this book is: let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.
Isn’t it a nuisance when there’s something we don’t like to do (because it feels awkward), yet we know we ought to act? Typically we hesitate for a moment … and then we say ‘no … I’ll do it next time’. Initially we’re very happy about our decision – there’s that feeling of instant relief … However, a bit later, we realize we played too safe … and sometimes we start blaming ourselves…. In this insight we’ll give a couple of tips on how to effectively deal with feeling uncomfortable.
Whatever our level of seniority, whatever our level of achievement – there are moments where we feel stressed about an upcoming meeting. Here are some tips to reduce your stress level and enhance your impact and charisma.
Most of us, when noticing no progress on our resolutions, call ourselves bad names. And nothing changes. In order to successfully keep resolutions, we need to know the REAL reason(s) we didn’t act. And do something about those.
Read about this proven method that allows to be maximally efficient and relaxed, whenever you need or want to be. Get more done, and feel better about what you accomplish (as well as about what you don’t accomplish)
“I could do anything”: Deciding about a meaningful future requires finding out what we want AND overcoming the barriers that prevent us from getting what we want. Read our book review.