Monday Moment: In good company


If you’re an introvert, this one isn’t exactly an epiphany for you. Even those among us who don’t mind a little solo time have become accustomed to the constant presence of others – either physically or digitally. We’ll dig a little more into this later on this week, but until then, wishing you a Monday full of good company, especially if it is your own.

Photo credit: Aleksei Bakulin 

Monday Moment: It’s not you, it’s me

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Don’t take this the wrong way, ok? Thing is, it’s not about you. I mean, for you it is, but for most other people, it’s not. How much time do you spend thinking about what someone meant by something they said or did, or even more so, following a whole, imaginary narrative in your mind that results from what you think about what their actions (or lack thereof) “meant”?  It’s a slippery slope, the way one assumption can lead to another, and before you know it, you have it all figured out. Except, you’re probably wrong.

Honestly, who has the time to sit around actively plotting against other people? Fictitious villains, for the most part. The rest of us have way to much to deal with when it comes to just ourselves. And boy, do we love dealing with ourselves. If you’re not spending your days hatching plans with other people at the center, chances are, no one else is doing that, either.

If it’s not by you, it’s probably not about you. Take (mindful) note when your inner voice starts telling you that it is…although it may be a good story, it’s probably also just yours.

Photo credit: Adam Morse  

Monday Moment: Mixed messages

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To be or not to be…a consultant. A banker. A non-profit manager. A brand management guru. A startup prodigy. None of the above. All of the above. If you have a life that allows you to consider even one of these options as a realistic path – let alone to be confounded by the possibility that any of them could be viable for you – you’re a fortunate soul. Of course, we are all capable of becoming the person we want to be, but the road is longer and the climb a little steeper for some over others. I don’t have to tell you this.

When you have the luxury of choices, they can be paralyzingly stressful, though. Read More