Category: Emotional Intelligence

Celebrating

3 KEYS: THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING

Some people are amazing at celebrating their wins, successes, and milestones. I admire their ability to find creative and fun ways to stop and recognize progress, the work, and the achievement, especially since I grew up in a family that culturally finished one task and instantly shifted to the next.

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Negative Emotions

1 QUICK APPROACH TO SHIFT NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Negative emotions can be challenging to deal with, especially when the events that cause them seem to pile on top of each other. Have you ever been having a great day, but you get a call or email that shifts your mood or energy? People will often tell you to

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Negative Emotions

SHIFTING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Have you ever been having a great day and then a phone call, email, or something happens that shifts you into negative emotions, mood, or energy?  Often people will say, “Just shake it off.” We feel ashamed and guilty to be “fixating” on something and struggling to “let it go”

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Resilience

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RESILIENCE

We often think about resilience as the ability to bounce back from tough situations and challenges. More broadly and accurately, resilience IS the ability to bounce back and recover faster because we can stay fully charged internally longer, so we handle stress and challenges more easily.

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Strengths-based team

HOW TO HAVE A STRENGTHS-BASED TEAM

If you want to have a strengths-based team, you must be willing to have tough conversations and work through differences. Generally, people do not like conflict and avoid it. This is part of the breakdown of teams and culture.

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The Work

WHAT IS “THE WORK” OF PERSONAL GROWTH? 

Sometimes we don’t realize what “the work” of a situation or task is. We often like to see the results and want it without doing “THE WORK”. We like to see what feels easy, the green grass, without seeing the pain point or challenge (ie water, seeding, weeding, etc.) to get the green grass. As humans we can feel entitled at times, as if we have already done our time, paid the price, done the work for a result we feel we deserve.

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