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
Admittedly – I’m a goals addict. Not only does extensive research show that setting specific, hard goals leads to higher performance, I have seen it play out in my own life. Setting goals gives me a lot of fulfillment in life as it focuses me on my priorities and helps me accomplish things I care about. I set goals for all the important dimensions of my life. New Year’s … [Read more...] about Start Your 2019 Goals Planning Now
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