It’s Time To Stop Making Excuses

How often do you want to quit what you’re doing during your workday? How often do you give yourself a reason—any reason—to leave your office? It’s time to stop making excuses for your behavior.

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Motivating yourself is all about having good self-talk. But it’s so easy to let negativity creep in around the corners of our day. And when it does, it can have a domino effect on every single area of our lives. Negativity can hold us back from reaching our goals. It can damage our relationships and prevent us from moving up in our careers. Frankly, negativity is poisonous. If you want to end negativity and the effect it’s having on your productivity and happiness, I have one simple tip for you.

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Why You Lose When You Compare Yourself to Others

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “comparison is the thief of joy,” and he’s right! The moment you begin to compare yourself to someone else, you’ve already lost.

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Looking at the success of others (or their “perfect” family, or car, or home, etc.) and thinking they have all the luck can lead you down a very dangerous path. At the end of that path lies the scarcity mentality and all the pitfalls it entails. So how you can avoid letting the success of others rob you of your wins?

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Many times at the beginning of my coaching sessions, I meet resistance. I have clients tell me that I seem to have it all together and they just can’t imagine doing what I do. Let me set the record straight right now: I struggle too! Sometimes you have to fake it.

fake it til you make it

I’ve faced a lot of big mountains lately, and I have felt overwhelmed. So my new mantra is, “I can do hard things!” It might seem simple, but it’s true. I can do hard things. And so can you. Want to know how?

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Finish Strong in 2019: End the Decade Right

The end of 2019 is quickly approaching, and with it comes all the usual nostalgia regarding the year’s ups and downs. Everyone wants to finish the year with a bang. But I had a realization the other day that came as a surprise.

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Have you taken a moment to realize that not only is the year ending, but the DECADE is ending as well? That’s right, people! We’re closing the book on the teens and entering the ‘20s. As we approach this monumental moment, how should we reflect, celebrate, and prepare to finish strong this decade?

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Taking a Step versus Taking Action

How often have you patted yourself on the back for signing up for a new exercise class or spending two hours researching prospects? Now, how many times have you gone on to drop the ball on those things?

Taking Action vs Taking Steps

We humans struggle with follow-through. It’s one of our regular downfalls. We’re great at taking that first step, but often pretty terrible at seeing things through.

We miss out on a lot of opportunities because of it. What is it that stops us, and how do we get past it?

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Battling Decision Fatigue

We’ve all been there. You’re driving home at the end of a long day, and you’re totally spent. Whether it was a challenging day full of long meetings, or an amazing day where you finally scored a verbal “yes” from the prospect, you feel wiped out. Your cup is totally empty.

Decision Fatigue Ice Cream Sundae

You may find yourself mentally cataloging the things you need to do when you get home. Making dinner feels impossible, so you swing into Papa John’s. This, my friend, is a prime example of decision fatigue. While it might seem like no big deal, it can manifest in ways that are detrimental to your career and your life. But it’s easy to combat if you understand it.

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