Author Archives for Sue Hawkes

The Fatigue Is Real #291

Published on March 30, 2020 Written by

As most of us are managing an immense amount of change at a staggering pace right now, what can you do to energize yourself daily? Structure Create some. Whether you are a pro at working from home or not, you need a dedicated space, a schedule, breaks, and discipline in your day. Are you getting […]

What If? #290

Published on March 27, 2020 Written by

What if, amidst all the chaos, change, challenge, pain, worry, and doubt, we could surrender and rise above it all and ask ourselves; if this pandemic could teach us something, what would it be? What is the greater lesson beyond survival? Perhaps, if we can surrender, this is an opportunity to truly come together. No […]

5 Things We’re Learning In Our House During These Unprecedented Times #289

Published on March 26, 2020 Written by

The gifts of social distancing far outweigh the costs. I’m busy restructuring life as it works now. We’re eating healthier, enjoying cooking and eating meals without a rush and connecting more with friends, family, and our community. When there’s time available, you can do all the things you’ve been meaning to! We’ve accomplished more in […]

Tell Them #288

Published on March 25, 2020 Written by

It’s at times like these where we need to laugh, be inspired, and find joy, peace, and fulfillment in the daily rituals and simplicities of life. Be sure to take a pause from looking at what you can’t do, what the news says, and what’s challenging you and your team or family. During this pause, […]

Under Or Over, You Choose #287

Published on March 24, 2020 Written by

During turbulent times, as a business leader, we must become the voice of reason amidst a sea of noise. What I’ve repeatedly discussed over the past several days with CEOs across the country is the notion of instilling confidence and optimism when the circumstances and conditions around us don’t support it. Leaders are born and […]

What Can You Do? #286

Published on March 23, 2020 Written by

Right now, in our ever-changing world, this is the question I ask most often. When I see or hear changes, I ask myself, “what can I do to help?” So much of what’s happening with clients, colleagues, family, friends, our communities, and the world feels out of our control, and it really is. When you […]

I’m Ready, Willing, and Able To Help #285

Published on March 20, 2020 Written by

This prayer is borrowed from Alcoholics Anonymous. I’m not in recovery, though I am familiar with and appreciate many of the traditions. The Seventh Step Prayer helps me navigate my ego as well as challenging times like these. I wanted to share it in the event it would inspire someone else today: The Seventh Step […]

Life Prep For a Pandemic #284

Published on March 19, 2020 Written by

I didn’t realize growing up with depression era parents prepared me for a pandemic. In our house, we have enough supplies. While I believe we work hard and try to do the right thing, my husband and I are both from humble backgrounds. My parent’s practices offered great training for today’s world and I’m grateful. […]

10 Tips To Thrive In Tough Times #283

Published on March 18, 2020 Written by

Self-preservation in turbulent times is sometimes a lot to ask. What can you do to manage your mindset as we’re asked to practice social distancing? Self-care is a must. Read more. If it’s been a while, indulge. You can learn or go on a journey in a book. Practice great self-care. Drink water, exercise/manage stress […]

10 Tips to Remain Healthy During Turbulent Times #282

Published on March 17, 2020 Written by

We’re facing chaotic times and are in uncharted territory. How will you create calm during chaos? As a leader, what helps you stay present, healthy, and nimble as things are changing by the moment? Here are some practices to help you more effectively stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit as we navigate the challenges […]