From Perfectionism to Excellence
A bit over a year ago, I realized that I had reached the point where perfectionism wasn’t serving me anymore (you can read about it here)—if it ever had, which I am questioning today. But early last winter, I had no idea that it would be possible for me to get this far. So what has […]
When it comes to goals, I have two priorities: I want them to be aligned with my priorities so that they make sense and I always have a reason to work on them, and I want them to be achievable so that I don’t get into a worry cycle that ends up with me feeling frustrated and bad about myself.
The Importance of Habits and Identity in Your Life
Habits matter because they help you become the person you want to be. James Clear If you’ve followed my posts for a while, you may know that I am a huge fan of habits and routines. I know it sounds boring, but actually, the opposite is true, or at least that’s how I feel about […]
Stop Making Excuses!
I’m sure you are familiar with the sentence, “If you want to do something you’ll find a way, if not you’ll find an excuse.” I’ve always found that a pretty rude statement that might be appropriate on the social media of boot camp instructors, but has no place in coaching relationships. I still think so, […]
How to Manage Expectations
Have you ever been vastly disappointed because someone in your family or at your workplace did something so inconsiderate you could hardly believe it, all the while being totally oblivious to the effect their actions may have on you? Have you struggled to be the “good girl” (or “good boy” of course) others expect you […]
How to Build Self-worth
Truth be told, I am a bit confused about how many people think there’s a correlation between self-worth and net worth. I guess you can derive a sense of self-worth from your accomplishments, which may have translated directly into revenues. If that’s the case for you, good for you! But for most of us it’s […]
Journaling to change your thoughts
In case you’ve read some of my prior blog posts, you probably know that I am a huge fan of journaling. (If you want to learn more about it, check out the top five reasons to journal and types of journaling.) You may not know that I have a master’s degree in literature and language. Read […]
Habits for the Win
Habits are not as boring as people make them out to be either, so today, I want to share a bit about how to successfully build habits—because that’s clearly a skill I have honed for decades.
It’s been spring for a few days in Seattle, and that makes me so giddy-happy that I only want to think about happiness—so that’s what I’m writing about today. Now that the sun is out—and I hope it is too wherever you are!—my Positivity Experiment (more about it here) is a piece of cake. It’s hard […]
No Better Time Than Now—or Is There?
I’m sure you are more than familiar with procrastination, but how about precrastination? Yes, that’s a thing, and—spoiler alert—not always a good one. As per definition, a precrastinator is a person who does things immediately or at least well ahead of any deadline. So if you are struggling with getting shit done on time, the idea […]