Posts tagged Life Balance
7 Ways To Improve Your Leadership In The Home

I want to be a better leader in the home. This statement is one of the most common I hear from leaders I coach. It does not matter whether they are male or female, or a mother or father. The desire to be purposeful and intentional in all areas of our life and business is a part of our human nature. Unfortunately, very few people have the courage to admit when they are struggling to lead outside of work. Smaller is the group of people that admit it, seek help, and actually take action to improve their personal leadership.

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Is Your Life Plan Selfish?

Many of my clients struggle to create specific disciplines and commitments that will lead to stronger and healthier relationships with their friends and loved ones. They often find themselves creating disciplines and commitments that are centered on their likes and what they love to do. Unfortunately, these types of self-centered disciplines produce false hope and lead to frustration when the desired end result is not achieved.

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KEYNOTE: FILLING THE SPACE

Not long ago, I wrote a post entitled, Filling the Space Between Where You Are and Where You Want To Be. The space between our current reality and where we want to be never has a shortage of activities, feelings, or people waiting to fill it up. I am often reminded of how important it is to be mindful of what I allow into this space. The choices we make have immediate and long term consequences that either widen this gap or bring us closer to the life we want to live and the goals we are striving to achieve.

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6 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE BURNED OUT AND WHAT TO DO

The American work ethic is to be admired. It has led to advances in many industries, helped rebuild cities after war and natural disasters, and overall been a positive impact on our society. However, a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com revealed that the American worker is experiencing burnout like never before. According to their survey, American workers have the least amount of vacation time of any modern, developed society. When workers do go on vacation 20 percent say they plan to stay in touch with work. Over 50 percent of workers say they work under a great deal of stress and 77 percent say the feel burned out on the job.

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Why Relationships Matter

This past week I was reminded of how important it is to be investing in and creating new relationships with people. As we all know, some relationships can be rewarding and others not-so-rewarding. The best of relationships are subject to challenging times where there is frustration, emotional drama, and perhaps even a desire to end the relationship. However, the benefits of maintaining and building strong relationships in your personal and professional community far exceed the challenges and negative experiences that are inevitable as we go through life with each other.

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Faith In Our Convictions

Lorie had been struggling in so many ways all year. She had a number of late payments on credit cards, her landlord told her she could not be late again with rent, and keeping enough food in the house for her three kids was a constant struggle. She felt beat down by life. She knew most of what she was experiencing was from poor decisions with money and relationships, but she could not help but think that life had dealt her a bad hand. She needed to catch a break; just a tiny success to keep her going.

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Building Champions Experience 2010

This week my wife, Sarah, and I are headed to Sunriver, Oregon to attend the Building Champions Experience 2010. This will be our second year attending the conference. Last year we had a wonderful time meeting professionals from all over the United States. We listened to executive coaches, industry experts, and executive officers from companies share their insight into personal development, leadership, and life balance. I intend to write a post after each day on my key takeaways from the day's events. This year we have four goals while we are at the event.

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