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How Do You React When You Look in the Mirror—Happy or Horrified? What’s Your Self Concept When You Look at You? Some people can’t get enough of their own face in the mirror—other people avoid looking at all. What about you?
The Famous Burkes Panic of 1947 Introducing the Fine Art of Keeping Your Mind by Not Losing Your Stuff Keeping up with your stuff and staying calm is something we’re working on every day. How do we stay in command of our minds and emotions? As a teenager, I learned from observing my Grandmother Burkes about what I later called the famous “Burkes Panic”–the pure fear that comes upon a person when suddenly something isn’t there where you can put your hands on it and you’re[…]
- By Carol Kallendorf, PhD
Jack Speer is a Career and Life Coach in Austin, Texas. He believes that life, like baseball, depends on the way you swing the bat. I want to talk about how our old thoughts and memories become traps to managing our lives today. We have too much old stuff in our heads. We have a huge brain capacity—but it’s only so big—not big enough both for our brilliant ideas and the negative b-grade movies about the past we play inside in our heads—same old plot, same[…]
Should you . . . can you . . . set goals? Goal setting is not rocket science nor an experience in other dimension of time and space. It’s not about gurus or big rallies in huge coliseums with giant TV screens with images of Tony Robbins. Many people are skeptical to downright hostile about setting personal goals. We’ve all been turned off by unrealistic claims of get rich quick and the religious belief that God wants you to be rich, just “name it and and claim[…]
Outsource, outsource, outsource. I don’t mean manufacturing or IT support, but your own personal to-do list. Sometimes, as motivated people, we get in the mindset of thinking “it has to be done right, it has to be done right now, and it has to be done by me!” – not true. If someone can do it at least 80% as well as you can, either ask for help or pay for it. It doesn’t reflect poorly on your ability to multitask and do it all,[…]
I recently had my first experience with Basecamp, and it was totally new to me. It was like someone had invented the telephone and electric lights, but they left me shockingly out of the loop. I was introduced to Basecamp when I began working with a group of volunteers. To those of you who are not members of the tech Illuminati, Basecamp is a cloud based software that allows groups of people in different places to organize a project around discussions, timelines, to-do lists, and milestones, and work[…]
Once you get a Facebook page it will increase profits, gain new customers and you’ll even lose five pounds. Sound familiar? While it isn’t the miracle it’s sometimes made out to be, social media is not just important, but vital for businesses today.
You’ve Got Mail! Just 22 years ago in 1992—a time that even some Millennials remember—America fell in love with something new we called email. It was mesmerizing, fun, and addictive. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were the first to fall in love online. Those were the heady days when your computer screen happily announced, “You’ve got mail!” For people in organizations, the love of email has turned sour. Today and every day, 144.8 billion emails are sent, the majority of which seem to come to my[…]
Think about it. If you can’t manage what’s going on up in your head, you can’t manage your job, your team, or your world. Managing your mind is the key to everything and it’s also the most difficult job you’ll ever have. It will decide where you’ll end up in life. Do your thoughts run wild through your head like a band of marauding hamsters all running on different treadmills? Are you calm and centered? Are you centered within yourself? We need some practical ideas[…]