But First Listen
A journal on developing creative intelligence
Our propensity to over index on the negative can lead us into a cycle of rumination and anxiety. This is when ‘negative bias’, a natural survival mechanism, ceases to be a helpful tool and becomes a harmful one.
When clients have concerns about stress and anxiety in their work lives, it can be helpful to take a step back and think about mother nature and the evolution of human beings to provide perspective.
Conversations around leadership can create a false division in our minds between the leaders and the followers.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Every day we make hundreds of them.
Emotional manipulators can play dirty but that doesn’t mean you have to.
Languishing. It’s the fancy word for that blah feeling you’ve been feeling during the pandemic.
Ways to sustain yourself and create structure in an uncertain world.
Last week I was thrilled to record a podcast with the wonderful Krati Mehra.
Ten days ago I stepped onto my native soil of Australia after two weeks in mandatory quarantine.
Work has never been easy. Before the pandemic knocked us sideways, we were plenty busy managing stress, fear and frustration in the workplace.
The one thing you need to know about self-care during Coronavirus.
Building resilience can hurt along the way. In fact, it almost has to hurt for it to be effective. The question is, is the pain worth it?
Finding and expressing your form of leadership is what matters.
The benefits of smiling for you, your relationships and others are LEGIT.
Not every moment needs to be about doing or improving. Some moments are just about being with the magic (or the lack of magic) around you.
Giving unsolicited advice to people rarely helps them.
Emotions are just energy and energy never lasts in the same form forever.
It took one instant for her confidence to turn into doubt and then self-doubt.
We get so caught up in our days with all the things on our plate that we often find ourselves running on autopilot.
Some days go as planned, other days don’t.
A silver lining of going through hardship is you naturally stop caring so much about what other people think of you.
Cultivating self-acceptance whilst focusing on personal growth has been a tenet of well-being since the time of Aristotle in Ancient Greece.
On the subway the other day I saw a guy take his backpack off to make room for another passenger desperate to get into the car.
Practicing a mindset of Stoic Empathy allows you to endure hardship gracefully while maintaining healthy emotional connections with yourself and others.
How do we stay grounded in times of crisis? When everything is shifting beneath us, keeping ourselves calm and connected is one of the biggest challenges that we face in life.
Giving advice rarely helps people, instead it makes them defensive and self-doubting.
Stop dealing with stress through control and start reducing it through connecting to your authentic self.
In times of small challenges and big ones, the first thing we can do is just listen.
You cannot find fulfillment without first knowing what fulfillment looks like to you.
It’s not about denying your innate exposure, it’s about leveraging it for success.
It’s not about right or wrong but about finding the best path forward with what you know.
Rarely do we solve problems by staring at a screen.