I tried to be normal once…

Here’s a great article incorporating lots of new bits of knowledge we’ve learned about neuroscience. (Be sure to scroll down to see the action steps she provides.)

Also, I would add, make sure there is some fun, and some play in your day.
See the picture of me posing for the obligatory ceremonial photograph wearing the official “Snow Meeting Hat” after presenting at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Conference. 🙂

Lisa Pasbjerg at MCOG

I tried to be normal once… « Mowbray by Design – Personal and Corporate Leadership Branding.

6 Ways to Save Your Life — and Your Company | LinkedIn

TgardnerI met Tom Gardner, co-founder of the Motley Fool, and first heard him speak at the Positive Business conference a few weeks ago here at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. An interesting guy, and a very interesting take on how to run a business.

6 Ways to Save Your Life — and Your Company | LinkedIn.

Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com

This is an excellent article. How would you rate yourself on each of these measures?

Tony Schwartz and Chistine Porath get it right again as they discuss why the way we’re working isn’t working, and some of the basic principles of the Energy Project.


Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com.

For Employee Wellbeing, Engagement Trumps Time Off

It’s easy to think of vacation and time off as the best way to increase employee well-being, but, in fact, in the long run, engagement is much more important to an employee’s well-being than the amount of time they have off of work.

The employee that is highly engaged at work, frequently enjoys a blurring of the distinction between work and play, and often finds themselves energized by things that occur at work rather than de-energized or depleted.

In addition, numerous serious research studies have shown that the more often people find themselves in the state of “flow”, (where they are so entirely consumed in what is happening in the moment that they lose all sense of time and of the other activities going on around them), the happier they are.


For Employee Wellbeing, Engagement Trumps Time Off.

Coaching Tip:
Forget about long vacations, and consider what changes you can make to move more in the direction of “I love my work” and “I get a chance to do my best work every day.”

Go for more “flow.”

The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking | Fast Company

Young woman watching airplane fly by from tropical beach

Ah…. negative thinking. The true “bane of our existance.”

If I had a dollar for every time I worked with a client on their negative thinking, (or their “inner critic” as we call it in the coaching world), I’d be a very rich woman!

Daniel Amen, M.D. calls them ANTs (automatic negative thoughts.) Whatever you call them, here is some solid information about what you can do about them.

I hope you enjoy this article from FAST COMPANY. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking | Fast Company.

It’s resilience that counts | CIO New Zealand

j0302988It’s resilience that counts | CIO New Zealand.

I have long been facinated with the power of reslience. A key strength for sucess at any time, it has never been more important than now.

Coaching Tips

How resilient are you?

What have you done lately to build this strength?

What have you already experienced that can help you tap into your personal resilience reserve?

Do Less, Achieve More: The Beauty Of Effective Delegation | Fast Company

Here’s an excellent article from Forbes on delegation…. something many of my clients would like to get better at:

Runners Crossing Finish Line

Do Less, Achieve More: The Beauty Of Effective Delegation | Fast Company.

What’s getting in your way with being an effective delegator? Do you see some of yourself here?

(I’d love to hear your thoughts.)

The Top 75 Websites For Your Career – Forbes

This is a very useful list.  Hang on to it!  Even if you don’t need it now, chances are, there will be a time that you do… If not for you, for someone you know.

The Top 75 Websites For Your Career – Forbes.

What  would you add to the list?

8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work | Fast Company

This is a high bar… but what a great way to end the week.  I would suggest you keep this article around and use it as a measure from time to time as you work on getting closer… and staying closer to this ideal place in your work.


8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work | Fast Company.

I’d love your comments on this article, “8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work”

What are your experiences with getting there, and, staying there?