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Why Impatience Is Harming Your Work (+ How to Slow Down)

Of all the desired areas for growth that come up during my executive coaching sessions, impatience is mentioned pretty often. This may be a concern that to the specific subset of ambitious and goal-oriented individuals with whom I work, but it also says something...

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How to Tell if You Need an Accountability Partner

Have you ever looked back at recent journal entries only to realize that all of the optimistic goals you wrote down never made it off the page? Maybe you said you were going to lose 20 pounds, and actually ended up gaining five. Or perhaps you were going to write the...

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What You Need to Know About Listening to Music at Work

In my on-site work with executives, I always notice a a lot of employees wearing ear-buds or listening to music in the office. My first thought is to marvel at how many different songs must be playing in one office at a given time. On that note, one woman I work with,...

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How to Improve Your Sleep Quality…and Boost Your Success

Recently, I was coaching a client I’ll call Justin, who was complaining about his difficulty falling asleep. As his company goes through major structural transitions, Justin is, unsurprisingly, very stressed out. As a senior executive, he has a lot on his plate, and...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Passionate About Taking Breaks

The Vietnamese Zen Monk Thich Nhat Hanh said, “We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing.” There are perhaps few environments where this rings truer than in the work  world. Ironically, though, most professionals have heard time and time again...

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Are You a Workaholic? Here’s What to Do About It

(In the first article in this two-part series, I outlined what the research says about workaholism, how to tell if you are indeed a workaholic, and the potential negative consequences of it. In this article, I tell you how to move beyond it). One of my friends used to...

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Have a Hard Time Accepting Criticism? Try Mindfulness

“We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible,” the physicist Richard Feynman once wrote. “Because only in that way can we find progress.” Feynman was referring to the nature of scientific inquiry—the debunking of hypotheses through which we attain...

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Slacking Off Makes You More Creative. Here’s Why

Have you ever set aside a block in your calendar to be creative—whether to pitch that TED talk you’ve been meaning to do, or start the recipe blog you bought the domain name for last fall? If so, how did it work out? I have found that attempting to plan the rhythm of...

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4 Ways to Get Re-Engaged on the Job

While workers of generations past might have been willing to make do with an unfulfilling job that provided forty years of stability, today’s world is different. Now, we live in an age in which many of us expect to pursue our passions by engaging in work that makes...

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