Little Concessions

Little Concessions Success demands sacrifice, and when working toward a goal, it’s often essential to give up certain comforts. While some sacrifices make you stronger, others chip away at your foundation, leading to complete collapse. If you’re not careful, you can slowly give up your power, agency and personal authority, until one day you realize…

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The High Cost of Burnout

The High Cost of Burnout Carl is exhausted. As a special education teacher he loves mentoring and supporting children with special needs. It requires patience, sensitivity, and perseverance – qualities Carl has, up until recently, had in spades. But there are some dark clouds circling Carl. “I’m tired and have called in sick more in…

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The Perfect Storm – Is Perfectionism Fueling Your Burnout?

“If I look perfect and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment and blame.” Brené Brown Do you set unrealistic standards for yourself and others? Do you beat yourself up when you fail to reach the goals you set? Do you ever say (or think) that failure is…

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The Three Red Flags of Burnout

You’ve probably heard the parable about the boiled frog: if a live frog is placed in boiling water it will immediately jump out. But if that same frog is placed in tepid water that is slowly brought to the boil, the frog will not perceive the threat until it’s too late. That’s how burnout works…

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How Coaching Benefits Your Business

Do you ever feel like you work and work and work, but your business never goes anywhere? Truth is, as a business owner, you can’t do it all alone. Entrepreneurs have a lot on their plates – from client acquisition to marketing, to accounting – and no one is good at everything. In fact, when…

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The Benefits of Learning New Information

There are multiple benefits to learning new things, no matter what it is that you’re studying. Whether it’s for business or personal reasons, there are learning opportunities all around you. From something as difficult as a new language to something as simple as making pancakes from scratch, every day presents a new chance to broaden…

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What if Productivity Is More About Energy Than Time?

You’ve been reading articles and blogs about how to effectively plan your day for as long as you can remember. You set an effective morning routine. You only check your emails at designated times. You muted all social media alerts on your phone. But, somehow, you still can’t manage to be productive. Sound familiar? What…

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Why You Need a Peer Advisory Board

Owning a business can be one of the loneliest jobs in the world. You may have a team that you’ve built with your company, but when the big decisions have to be made, it usually falls solely on the shoulders of the business owner. You may get advice from employees, family members, and paid advisors…

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