Feeling the Fear? Find a Stronger Voice

Fear is a debilitating energy that you hold the power to change. It might feel overwhelming in a given moment, but fear is, at its core, simply a feeling. In a recent post titled “Assertiveness Strategies — How to Say No When You’re Scared to Death” I wrote: Assertiveness is a choice you make and an…

Assertiveness Strategies — How to Say No When You’re Scared to Death

Assertiveness is a choice you make and an energy you bring. A powerful time tool, assertiveness can be a challenge for many. Sometimes being assertive means saying no. In certain situations, that may feel like the easiest thing in the world. You speak honestly and communicate clearly. As a result, you exercise a lot of positive control…

Turn Toward Difficult Feelings to Access Wellsprings of Energy

Turning toward difficult feelings like fear ultimately helps recharge your energy and confidence. And the opposite is true when you try to hide, deny, and turn away from those feelings. Emotions are powerful and harnessing their energy requires courage, awareness, and conscious choices on your part. And you know what the good news is? It actually…

Are Your Worries Scaring You? Well, This Really Helps.

Your worries have a profound impact on your energy and your stress level. Beyond that, worries affect your experience of time and eat away at your enjoyment of your life. It seems obvious that worry would trigger fears and add to your stress. But what is less obvious is the fact that slowing down and facing…

From Fear to Courage — Small Steps and Your Inner Lizard

Fear stifles creativity, shuts down new ideas, and just plain stops people in their tracks. When you’re in the grip of fear, courage often feels like a death-defyingly out of reach choice. Some part of you says “danger” and whatever you were contemplating looks like a risk too big to venture — a step too big…

Curiosity – One Simple Tweak to Transform Your Time

Curiosity killed the cat. Remember that saying? Well, I’m stopping in today to take a closer look at that idea- and to encourage you to reconsider it. Curiosity is the opposite of self-criticism – that cloying feeling that traps you and puts a lid on your creativity. Curiosity frees you up — there is nothing 

Reader’s Choice – Priority-Setting, Perfectionism and Other Time Tips

Priority-setting was a subject that many of you were drawn to last month. Did you see this post “Find Time to Set Wise Priorities Using the 3/3/3 Exercise”? Well, it’s got some very timely tips for you – especially as we move into a new month.