“No-Fail” Friday: Overserved?

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Morning! For those of you in the U.S., welcome to the day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday” for the retail therapy aficionados out there, but really known to most of us as the day the leftovers give you life. For this early moment, though, it might just be best to start with a cup of tea. ;-)

Even though it’s technically still a holiday, I couldn’t resist the perfect timing for a “No-Fail” Friday mindfulness challenge. Read More


Thankfully, yes

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In business, striving for your next step is how you stay alive. If you’re content where you are, you had better be really content because before long, you will find yourself alone there, as your colleagues or classmates (or competition) keep pushing ahead, deciding how to take everything they are working on to the “next level.”

At least that’s how it feels, right? Read More


“No-Fail” Friday: Mind(re)set

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We got a head start on this weekend’s “no-fail” mindfulness challenge earlier this week, with Wednesday’s post on gratitude. It is November, after all, so you knew it was coming. We took a slightly different angle on the subject, though, and gave some thought to whether it’s possible to be both ambitious about the future and grateful for what you already have. It seems possible, but when you think about it, you’re probably actually imagining being one, and then the other. So, you’re planning for the future, and then, you take a moment to be grateful for what you have.

That’s a really nice toggle move to have the inclination to do. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, there’s a whole lot right with it.

The magic, however, is in learning how to do both at the same time.  Read More