James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, is a best seller and was recently #1 on the Wall Street Journal list of best business books. I highly recommend it! The book title is a little play on words which means that a lot of very small daily habits can compound to make an explosive difference in our lives. Here are a few of the helpful takeaways from the book. *Create an … [Read more...] about Atomic Habits
Try this new habit* for a few weeks and boost your productivity. Carve our just five minutes of time on Friday afternoon while you are still at work. Set your phone timer for one minute and do these five things. NOTE: It is important that you do each activity in sixty seconds using what occurs to you top of mind: 1. Accomplishments. Write down your top accomplishments … [Read more...] about Productivity Boost: Five Minutes Every Friday
One of our team members had set up a fun lunch activity just before Halloween – decorating pumpkins! My feeling: “I’m just no good at this.” With this reaction, I was exhibiting my Fixed Mindset about my skills and abilities when it comes to Art. I would have to say that I have probably had that mindset since about first grade! In her excellent book, Mindset, which I … [Read more...] about Roar into the ‘20s with a Growth Mindset!
As is my annual tradition, I will start the new year out with a reminder of my advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And also see my full article on The Power of Goals at this link. Have a SuperFantastic 2020! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2020!
“It can’t be done.” This is the conclusion that some people come to after giving something a few tries. Others take on the mindset of: “We have not figured out yet how to do it.” When we are working on a hard goal, setbacks and failures are part of what is involved. This can surely be disappointing. But if we are truly inspired by the goal and especially what it … [Read more...] about Hard Work and Failure