Appreciative Inquiry: You’re Great, We’re All Great.

The psychologists point to the love songs young people sing to themselves today. Instead of “we” and “us” the lyrics are studded with “I” and “me”, as in “I’m bringing sexy back” and “It’s blazin’, you watch me in amazement.” This raises a red flag: a self-centered attitude and narcissism blunts effective emotional intelligence and can get in the way of great performance.

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The Art of Playing

Working is an essential part of life, but dreading Monday mornings or a time clock is not. How much of our creative process at work relies on our ability to make sure we have play time? Most of it! Making sure to balance play or even integrating play into our work enables higher productivity and better results.

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Accepting the Challenge of Change Leads to Rich Rewards!

Recently, I was invited to speak to a group of people who are in the midst of life change—either looking for jobs or wanting to shifting to owning their own business, following what their true passions are. Reinventing oneself is hard to do—there is nothing easy about breaking free from what you feel is security and opening yourself up into the process of re-creation.

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Give yourself a Break Today

If you’re feeling tired, and we’re still in the first quarter of the year, take a break. Kick your feet up, doodle, do a cross word puzzle. When your brain gets to take a few minutes off, you will find you’re repaid with more energy and the inspiration to create more than if you were to push yourself to keep doing more.

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“I believe every one has an important role to play.  I am doing what I love most: Helping people to be the best they can be, to change their lives and the world.”     Tweet

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