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10 Questions to Return Your Focus #682 

Published on September 28, 2021 Written by

Focus. We sometimes talk about it like a talent we can call upon at will or an elixir we can consume. Sometimes it feels like you’re right on track, incredibly focused. There’s a flow and ease with all you’re doing.  Then, there are the other times. The times when you feel scattered, overwhelmed, anxious or distracted.   It feels more productive to be focused, and if you, like me, have… View Article

10 Alternatives to “How Are You?” #681 

Published on September 27, 2021 Written by

I’ve begun several blogs with “how are you?” followed by “no, really.”  It seems appropriate again, which I interpret to mean we’re all tired. Tired of the pandemic, tired of change, tired of politics, tired of solving problems that feel unsolvable in the near term (like labor and supply chain) and tired of feeling like… View Article

It’s Rough Right Now #680 

Published on September 24, 2021 Written by

Does anyone else feel like it’s rough right now?   I do.  It seems like the veneer is really thin for many people; me included.  Finding ways to continue to know what renews my own resilience, compassion and care is trickier these days and frankly it seems to be changing.  I’ve become more sensitive at times because I’ve… View Article

Shrink or Grow? #679 

Published on September 23, 2021 Written by

Extending grace offers new pathways.  When you can remain curious during challenging times keeping an open mind and an open heart, a new space for trust emerges.  The world is not either/or.   The mindset necessary to traverse great divides in opinion, perspective and beliefs is a tricky balance of suspending what you believe long enough… View Article

Transforming Thinking #678 

Published on September 22, 2021 Written by

When things are challenging, do you dwell on them?  Me too. At least some of the time.  What can you do to reframe your thinking? You can begin by taking responsibility. Reframing your thinking is exactly that – owning the thoughts as your own, not the truth.  Your experience in the world is only a… View Article

Only Growth #677 

Published on September 21, 2021 Written by

How much of my self-worth is tied up in what I do/produce?  My immediate response: too much.  In fact, it might be how I measure all my worth based on what I do/have done.  The good news, I can change that. What if I tweaked my thinking to offer the world something more valuable? What… View Article

Beautiful Friend #676 

Published on September 20, 2021 Written by

She said “I never thought I’d make new friends, let alone a best friend, later in life.” And then it happened.  We didn’t seek each other as friends, we met and learned about each other through WPO. She was an amazing listener, wise beyond her years and always offered forwarding comments, learning and connection. She made everyone feel… View Article

Where Does Your Energy Come From? #675 

Published on September 17, 2021 Written by

What are your most important sources of energy?  In learning to work with your own natural pace, preferences, productive times, and patterns, have you slowed to observe yourself?  It’s a worthy exercise. I took the time to pay attention when my life was falling apart in what seemed all ways. I’d recommend doing it before that happens… View Article

Begin Here #674 

Published on September 16, 2021 Written by

Purpose. It’s a big word and a deep well providing energy, resilience, and grit when you need it.  Do you know your purpose? Do you know your company’s purpose?   If not, it’s some of the most important work we do during our EOS journey, and it’s not always ready to be articulated.  That doesn’t mean… View Article

Hack Yourself to Focus #673 

Published on September 15, 2021 Written by

What’s the hardest thing?  Is it research? Is it starting? Is it following through, dotting I’s and crossing T’s? Or is it something else?  Whatever it is, here are two approaches to gaining momentum:  Start with the hardest thing at the time of day where your energy is highest, and you are most motivated. Turn off all electronic distractions… View Article

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