Posts in True Self
When Growth Goals Backfire - One Client's Story

"Why" is a question that has to be answered when you start a business and again – and again - as your business grows and lifestyle needs change. Healthy or not, complicated circumstances or not, if you’re feeling any level of stress regarding your business – or your job – it may be time to reexamine your motivations in order to assess potential conflicts.

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What if you're not a morning person?

Is anyone really only working 8-5 any more? If not, why do most company owners and CEO's still insist on a traditional start and stop times to the work day?

Control? Habit? Democracy? Compliance?

Well, then, what is a midday guy to do? What if you're going to be much more effective - and happier - if you were able to start your workday at noon, let's say?

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Like the Fish Swim as You Are

The strengths-based approach to assigning business tasks has been in vogue for a good 20 years. Still, as healthy - fun - and effective as this approach is, it’s an elusive little bugger (watched Notting Hill yesterday, so I might be channeling Hugh Grant-speak today.) Neglecting or postponing use of your favored talents for what you “have to do first” depletes your business efforts, as you will often do things that are best left alone or to others. You suffer, too, but that is not always enough to inspire a change in direction.

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Work Inside Your Sweet Spot - Succeed as Yourself

"People often fail in their careers because they have been trying to live out someone else’s idea of what a life’s work should be." ~ Marcia Menter I resembled that! The battle within showed up through a lot of job-hopping in my 20's and 30's, toggling between "acceptable" job choices and those more aligned with my inner drive to do work that matters and helps others do the same.

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