Mindset

Mindset

How to resist the Resistance?

How to resist the Resistance. Maybe you’re familiar with resistance? Okay, almost certainly you’re familiar with resistance. I’m not talking about the opposition to current flow in an electrical circuit, measured in ohms, that we learned about in physics classes years ago. I mean the opposition to what’s best for us, measured in agita, that we’ve learned about in business, and for that matter, in life. And that we continue to experience on a regular basis. You might guess, I’m up against Resistance. It does help some to know I’m not alone, and I’m pretty sure I’m not.

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Mindset

Judge not?

Judge not? Funny how the fear of being judged can hold us back from opportunities. Some of us are so concerned, it rises to the level of social anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health defines it as “an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others.” It seems to me, though, that others are watching and judging us all the time. We know that because we’re watching and judging them too! Colleagues, friends, random strangers on the street – we have opinions about what they’re wearing, the words they say, the expressions on their faces, and so much more. “Judgement” sounds so, well, judgy. And yet …

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Business Communication, Mindset

Now you see it …

Now you see it … Have you noticed? Blue cars are everywhere. For the longest time, you could drive around town and see black cars. White cars. And gray or silver cars. Maybe the occasional red or maroon. No blues, no greens, no nothing. I drove my black Buick for 12 years—so when the time came for a new car, I was more than ready for a splash of color. Not like the Purple Probe I drove in the ‘90s, of course, but at least a little color. And I finally have my new Honda CRV. I got the Sport Touring Package, because I’m so darn sporty.🙄 Okay, really it’s because I wanted the hybrid engine that’s only available with the Sport trim. I also wanted Canyon River Blue because, color. And apparently, I’m not alone. Blue cars are everywhere. I definitely notice more blue cars than I did six months or a year ago. But maybe it’s not because more of them are on the road. Maybe it’s just because I see them now, where I didn’t before. And that’s not about the cars … it’s about the brain.

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Communication, Mindset

Tell Me About Your Sorrow

Tell me about your sorrow. Still with me? What went through your mind when you saw that title, “Tell me about your sorrow”? Did you contemplate skipping this one, moving on to some other, cheerier subject line? “10X your business before summer” or something like that? Mostly, we shy away from even acknowledging sorrow or suffering. When it’s our own, we might ignore it, eat about it, drink about it, or use drugs to block it out. Or maybe we stay busy, trying to bury it in frenetic activity. There are a lot of ways to turn away from our own sorrow. And when it’s somebody else who’s suffering?

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Mindset, Speaking

The Confidence Question—and an Answer

The Confidence Question—and an Answer: It was a familiar request. So many clients come to me with the same goal. “I want,” she said, “to sound and feel more confident when speaking in person and on Zoom, especially when introducing myself and explaining what I do.” You know I don’t offer myself as a mindset coach, although people often do change their mindset during our work together. In a way, I’m more of a bodyset coach. Seems to me that one good path to a new way of thinking and feeling is through the body. And it starts, of all places, with the feet.

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