Social media is feeding FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out – which, ironically, is making many of us miss out on something much more valuable: JOMO. The Joy Of Missing Out is about simplicity and the joy of not being overwhelmed. Stoked by social media, our all-too-common fear of missing out, or FOMO, is often cited as a reason why we live beyond our means, take on debt and … [Read more...] about FOMO vs JOMO
Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We set high performance standards for ourselves – which is great, but then beat ourselves up when we do not meet them – not so great. Recent research, as reported in Harvard Business Review*, shows that we should instead treat ourselves with “self-compassion.” This includes: *Be kind rather than judgmental with ourselves about … [Read more...] about The Power of Self-Compassion
It’s August. If you’re anything like me - a working parent with multiple children - the approaching end of the summer brings a combination of relief and panic. Relief, because you’ll no longer be cobbling together childcare options from expensive summer camps, grandparent visits, and PTO. Panic, because the lax attitude you can adopt in the summer towards your … [Read more...] about Back to School – Boon or Bust?
Wimbledon just concluded and the US Open is just six weeks away – time for some great tennis! I’m not a good player, but here are a few of my observations from watching some excellent matches. I think there are some takeaways we can apply to our working world. Champions Minimize Foolish Mistakes. One statistic that the commentators refer to is “unforced errors” – errors … [Read more...] about Unforced Errors & Winners
This is the final blog in a three part series on Positivity. The first one outlined the benefits of having a high ratio of positive emotional experiences compared to negative ones, which are: 1.) Enhanced Performance, 2.) More Fulfillment and Satisfaction, and 3.) Better Health. Next, we looked at ways to decrease the negative emotional experiences you have in life. This … [Read more...] about Positivity Power Toolkit