We’ve all found ourselves there before. We know the deadlines are approaching, we know the work is due, we even know how important it is. Yet we wait. We put it off. We find excuses. We let the anxiety and tension mount, slowly driving ourselves to the breaking point. We procrastinate. We all do, sometimes. …
Performance reviews can be a very stressful experience for a lot of people. Whether your recent performance has been up to par or not, performance reviews can be difficult to navigate. Sometimes, despite your best work and preparations they don’t go well. Every successful professional has a story of a particularly painful review. How you …
Your personal brand is composed of many connected parts. Communication is one of the most important, and far-reaching aspects of your brand. When we think about communication today, we often think of how quickly we reply to emails, how we navigate a cold call, or occasionally the way we conduct ourselves and what we say …
So often at work, in business, and in life, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves and let the negative things bring us down. It’s good to strive to improve our lives and ourselves, but if we only focus on the negatives and our weaknesses, then this will lead to problems like anxiety, low self-esteem, and low motivation levels.
We’ve all been guilty of procrastination at one point or another. I’ll clean the house tomorrow. This essay can wait until next week. Let me just check my emails before starting on this big project. Before you know it, you’ve spent hours browsing social media and have nothing to show for it.
I’m sure that everyone reading this wants to improve themselves or their lives in some way. Yet, when someone approaches us with feedback or constructive criticism, we sometimes have a tendency to take it personally and ignore the advice given, or even bite back at the person giving it.
When we face negativity or uncertainty in our lives, no matter how big or small, the mindset we approach it with can make a big difference in how much it affects our peace of mind.
I came across a quote recently, by Chris Garrett, that really resonates with me – “When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.” In business, and especially for business owners, we can face those points where we feel like giving up.
Have you ever made a mistake or messed up at work and continued to ruminate about it? Whether you’ve made a big mistake or a small one, we sometimes have a hard time letting go of it, even after everyone around us has forgotten about it.
We often put a lot of expectations on ourselves or have them put on us by others in our lives. While we may not be able to control those around us, we can control how we treat and talk to ourselves.