Even if you feel you made the first steps toward coping with grief, the first Christmas after a loss tears up old wounds. When grandma’s chair stays empty. When Papa doesn’t dress up as Santa. When you don’t have a partner to celebrate with.
If there's one thing that is sure in life, it's that we age. However, getting older doesn't equal getting more mature.
Recently, Don contacted me. The reason his former employer gave him for firing him is that he is too immature. Don asked if I could help him to "grow up." I admit that his inquiry caught me by surprise. However, I get it.
The behavior that makes us the coolest, most sought-after kid in school, doesn't work later in life.
Fear is paralyzing. The fear of rejection. Fear of change. Fear of success and fear of failure. We're afraid of clowns. Ok, scratch that. Fear is a necessary survival instinct. It leads our decisions and helps us survive. We depend on our ability to recognize danger. But 15 – 20% of people develop a phobia […]
After a long day, I went to LinkedIn to look at my notifications. I read a few comments and replied to them. After a few minutes, I noticed I felt exhausted. From what? Responding to a few comments? I removed myself from the conversation. Then I realized that I have not shared tips on how to […]
Confidence is self-trust. How far we trust ourselves decides about our results. A former trainer of mine, Lester Karrass, famously said: "In business and in life - you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." The less faith you have in yourself, the weaker will you negotiate. You will settle for little. […]
Remove toxic people from your life? It's easy, right? If you spot a toxic person, you avoid them. That is Plan A. If only it were that easy … How can we tell a negative person from a destructive one? And what if they are our employees, family members, bosses, or even our spouses? Why […]
Are you putting yourself under pressure? This easy tip helps you gaining back control Too much pressure causes stress. Stress can make us ill. Since 1990, the number of sick leaves for emotional distress has more than doubled. Job stress has been declared one of the biggest threats of the century by the World Health […]
Pledge against Living as Johnny Average Often we would rather accept to be unhappy than making changes that can lead to a better life for us. Time and time again, we can see that people only change when they have no alternatives left. When their back is against the wall. But before that came a […]
The art of being your worst enemy Self-limiting beliefs lead to self-sabotage As always in life, the number one success killer is fear. What are the most common reasons for self-sabotage? Lack of feeling of self-worth Past hurt (Emotional Intelligence) Fear of success Fear of failure Self-sabotaging behavior like eating an unhealthy diet, not pursuing our […]
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