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5 Skills Everyone Needs to Be a Better Leader

This article first appeared on Happify Why do many competent people stay stuck in jobs that have become too small for them? What keeps them from advancing to more senior levels despite having the ambition, the drive, and the expertise? The answer lies in an elusive concept called leadership pres...

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A Proven Strategy For Lasting Change

When I turned 50 I found myself thinking of the changes I wanted to make in the areas of my life that could do with some work. I’m sure many of you can relate to the reflection and planning that happens when we hit certain milestones in our lives. It happens on birthdays, at the start of a new yea...

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3 Signs You’re Numbing Your Emotions

This article first appeared on Happify Emotions are messages from our interior—little bundles of information that allow us to navigate the world around us. Painful emotions tell us what to avoid and when to fight back. Joyful emotions do the opposite; they open us up and make us seek oneness wi...

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When Should You Pivot and When Should You Persevere?

This article first appeared on Happify We live in a strange world where the pace of change places paradoxical demands on us. On the one hand, we need to be adaptable, to let go of our preconceptions and to be quick to embrace new ideas and seize new opportunities. On the other, we need to battle ...

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Do You Know What You Can Do To Have Your Best Days?

It seems like an easy enough question. But you know what, most of us don’t think about the behaviors that help us have our best days. We feel good while they last, but we don’t really know how we can replicate them. Some of us don’t even give ourselves fully to the good days and go to bed wit...

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Are you setting yourself up for success or for failure?

Today I want to talk about setting reasonable expectations for yourself and for your goals. Many of us struggle with this and set ourselves expectations that are very hard to meet – “I’ll never get upset with my children”, “Everyone will be wowed by my presentation”, “I’ll lose 5 pou...

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What Are You Addicted To? – And How To Break Free!

If you don’t engage in unhealthy habits, you may think this article doesn’t apply to you. But read on, because you may find it helps you in some way. When we think of addictions, what usually comes to mind is drugs or alcohol. But we can become addicted to any thought, feeling or behavior. Ad...

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Here Are 3 Ways To Cure Your Addiction to Busyness

This article first appeared on Forbes How many minutes do you get to yourself in a day? In a week? I mean truly to yourself. This doesn’t include getting a manicure or a hair color touch up. That’s fixing yourself. Nor does it include the time you spend perfecting your presentation or cleanin...

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How To Thrive At Work As A Sensitive Person

This article first appeared on Forbes A casual remark from your friend or partner, and you can’t let go of it. You know it was said as a joke, but boy does it grow in size and importance as you spend hours (or days) ruminating on it. And then there’s the couple of critical comments your boss d...

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Are You Setting Healthy Boundaries? Find Out Now

This article first appeared on Happify You’re likely reading this article because you struggle to set boundaries with others. Perhaps it’s with the colleague who is always off-loading their work on you. Or the emotional vampire friend whose constant need for attention leaves you feeling drain...

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Quickly Grab These 5 Lessons From The Women’s Soccer Team

This article first appeared on Forbes The double bind was in the news again. The personality driven comments and criticism about the United States women’s soccer team during the World Cup highlighted, yet again, the double standards competent women live with every day. But here’s one thing tha...

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How I Let Go of Perfection and Began to Do My Best Work

This article first appeared on Happify Here's the wonderful irony: As a leadership coach, I spend a lot of time helping people let go of perfection. But when something important is at stake, I myself become entangled in its sticky tentacles. And so it was a couple of weeks ago. I began writing an ...

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4 Areas to Declutter So You Can Live with Abundance

This article fisrt appeared on Happify Author Annie Dillard wrote, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives". Yet few of us think much about the time we spend in our moment-to-moment interactions—with ourselves, with others, and with life itself. We may while away an hour, or...

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