Comfort Is Overrated

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The warning signs at the edges of our comfort zone tell us to stop, go back, stay safe. Our comfort zone will even make up seemingly valid justifications for staying in the zone. Of course, to do something we’ve never done, we have to leave our comfort zone. But first we must catch our justifications. […]

Slow Start

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Why not start today slowly? Before diving into email, calls, or meetings, try sitting quietly for a minute (or three), breathing deeply slowly. Then notice the contrast. My guess? It’ll be rewarding enough to repeat tomorrow.   In your corner, Mike

Put On Your Mask First

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That people around us are struggling, blaming, deflecting, or otherwise full of drama does not mean that we need to do the same. You see, no amount of us struggling, etc. can ever help them. If we’re down, we can’t help them. Only when we are plugged in, feeling good can we ever have the […]

How To Do What’s Hanging Over You

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You know that thing you need to do? The one that’s uncomfortable and hanging over you? We intellectually know that things will be better when we finally just do it. But how to get past the FUDWARG (fear, uncertainty, doubt, worry, anger, regret, guilt) that makes it uncomfortable and stalls or stops us? One good […]

Who Says?

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It will be hard. Who says? It won’t work. Who says? It will be a long shot. Who says? I can’t. I don’t know how. I don’t think I can. Who says? It’ll work out. It always does. I don’t know how but I bet it’ll happen soon. I’m kinda lucky that way. Who says? […]

How Are You Framing It?

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Much of what happens starts with how we see it. Will it be a success? Not likely if deep down we are seeing everything that can go wrong. Will it fail? Not likely if deep down we are seeing everything that can go right. How are you framing it?   In your corner, Mike

I Suck at…

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…is always a self-fulfilling prophecy. Let’s catch and replace thoughts like this with thoughts like, “I may not know how to do this yet, but I can learn. I can get started with what I know and g(r)o(w) from there.” Here’s to working our inner games and helping others do the same.   In your […]

If You Only Knew

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If you only knew the power you have. Within each of us is a wiser part that has the connection, meaning, answers and solutions we otherwise struggle to find.  If you only knew.   In your corner, Mike Today’s photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures

Like Tying An Arm Behind Your Back

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To push through our days–so matter-of-factly–without the insight of the wiser part of ourselves seems silly. It is as if we were trying to make our way through our lives with an arm fixedly tied behind our backs. Why do that?   In your corner, Mike Today’s image courtesy of WolfBlur