Hire your own "thinking partner" to help you process and deal with current issues and plans for the future. Your focus may include:
- Preparing for your next-level leadership position
- Improving communications and relationships
There is a difference between working on creative production goals and outcome goals. One brings you happiness, the other frustration. Which one are you focusing on now?
Today is a rainy day in Phoenix, Arizona. I have a to-do list of course, but I just can't stir up the energy to accomplish more than answering email. So what should I do with this rare day of no appointments or deadlines? Here's what I decided.
Instead of writing goals this year, can you define your cause? Goals create actions which might have an effect. Causes create effects, making the goals that arise more fluid, adaptable and meaningful.
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote:
I have a cause.
We need those, don't we?
Otherwise the darkness and the cold gets in
and everything starts to
My soul has a purpose, it is
do not fulfill
my heart's vocation,
What inside your heart is asking
The Book--The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work Without Selling Your Soul
Why Read It? Compromises are part of our everyday work lives, but what happens when we start compromising personal values and beliefs?
Author Elizabeth Doty interviewed employees at all levels to learn more about the consequences people face when they enter into devil's bargains and find themselves trapped in situations they are unwilling to stay in but are
(excerpt from upcoming book for high-achievers) Often the discontent you feel from your work stems from two factors: 1) expecting your job to fulfill your need for meaning, which it may do but you aren’t sure because 2) you confuse your need for recognition with your desire to feel fulfilled. You have to identify and set aside the first factor, your need for recognition, before you can define what gives
A number of you shared your results from the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire on www.AuthenticHappiness.com
. Thank you.
What I found so amazing was how we were all so similar in what was at the bottom of the list, even more so than what was on top. In other words, high-achieving women may value different things in life. Yet we are similar in what is not so