Agility is Key for Staying on Track When Life is in Flux

Agility is key in many situations, and possibly at no time more than right now. Indeed, knowing when to stick to priorities and when to hold them loosely, in the midst of daily flux can be a challenge. Saturday afternoon the clouds rolled in fast here in New Hampshire as thunder rumbled in the distance.…

Working with Others: 5 Tips for Skillful Management

Working with others is more complicated than working alone. The skillset it requires doesn’t always come easily. And things can get especially difficult when you’re working with someone who relates to time differently than you do. What do you do when you find that someone key to your work success defines her or his values…

Attain Your Goals by Being Flexible and Creative

Finding time to create and attain your goals while being flexible might sound like a contradiction.   But you know what?   It doesn’t have to be.   In fact, I would say that flexibility is key to attaining your goals. And setting goals can actually help you develop your flexibility. Shifting your focus just…

Snowstorms: Gifts or Disasters — You Get to Choose

Snowstorms are a fact of life here in New Hampshire. The weather is one ingredient in our lives that often presents tests for our agility and flexibility. And reframing these situations as opportunities rather than recoiling from them is powerful. It’s a seemingly small choice that offers you an endless wellspring of energy. Fundamentally, it’s…

Expect the Unexpected: 5 Tips That Help

Does ‘expect the unexpected’ sound like an oxymoron to you? Well, step back and consider: What do you do when the unexpected intrudes in your life? Our world is filled with change. It’s happening all the time.  And dealing with the sudden changes that present themselves to us is a difficult challenge. It’s a challenge…

Are You Rigid or Focused? It’s a Difference That Matters.

The difference between being rigid and being focused or disciplined has a big impact on your success. Yet, quite often these qualities are conflated. Finding time to get everything done requires that you do some planning.  If you don’t, you’ll be at sea in the midst of a floating array of seemingly random (and demanding)…

Set Goals and See How It Helps You Create Flexibility in Your Life

When you set goals you create two states of mind that can improve your life, whether you achieve your objectives or not.  These two states of mind are awareness and flexibility.  In my last post, I discussed how you create awareness when you set goals. So, today I’m going to discuss the link between setting…