Don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions? Set both goals and intentions to focus on tangible future outcomes and the intangible present moment.
Many New Years’ Resolutions are a fuzzy mix of wishful thinking, outlandish goals and vague intentions, coloured by guilt from all those prior resolutions we’ve messed up on! Effective goals and intentions are distinct and mutually supportive. Like the shadow of the roadside photographer in this image, your intentions shape every step of your journey toward your destination.
Goals and Intentions
A recent client wanted to establish the credibility of her new team—and herself—as she led them in making the difficult transition from marketing support to sales.
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While you are talking, do you know what your body is saying? Use these four elements of body language to integrate both what you say and how you say it.
Do you know what your body language is saying?
As a leader, body language affects your communication, your relationships and your ability to achieve results. It can even influence your energy levels, and how you respond to stress and conflict. Do any of the following examples sound familiar to you?
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If you have too many days of feeling off-balance, stressed or disturbed, you may seek the inner calm and stability that comes from equanimity. Equanimity is not a special quality reserved only for the favored few, but a skill that can be developed by anyone.
Lack of Equanimity as a Problem
There are days for everyone when you feel like you can’t take it all in. You could be an executive trying to meet demanding targets in shifting markets, a gig economy worker trying to make rent or a parent trying to meet work and family needs.
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What if you’ve landed that great new job, but are experiencing big waves of change, feeling disoriented or wondering if you’ve made the right move? Here are my coaching questions and tips for the Letting Come phase of change, where you are starting out something new.
Several of my clients have recently started exciting new jobs. They are exactly where they wanted to be in life. One is a tech professional who has taken a lateral move that gives her more general business experience and positions her well for executive roles.
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I was delighted to do a guest podcast with Wendy Haylett on her new series Everyday Buddhism, already top-ranked in iTunes. You can listen to the podcast, Episode 8 in the series, here. These Reality Check tips are a summary of how to bring mindfulness into your everyday life
Mindfulness has become mainstream, encouraged by companies such as Google and athletes such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. But it can still be confusing or unreachable for some who try to begin or sustain a mindfulness practice.
… Read more Mindfulness Reality Check; eight tips, one warning and one booster