Wound Too Tight

Wound Too Tight

Many people feel some form of nerves before speaking. Those nerves can strike before giving a presentation in front of a large group. They can strike when having a difficult conversation with one person. Sometimes nerves feel like excitement. Sometimes they feel like...
Slowing down to Speed up

Slowing down to Speed up

Writing coaching often counsel new authors to write what they know. Well, I just wanted to tell you that for these past three weeks, I’ve been writing about topics directly affecting me in my daily life at the present time. I’m hopeful it makes for better writing....
When Pressure Builds

When Pressure Builds

It’s so interesting to me how pressure affects different people so, well, differently. Some people seem to speed up and work themselves into a frenzy. Others seem to shut down and become immobilized. And I think we all reach a breaking point where we simply can’t take...
When the Overwhelm Creeps In

When the Overwhelm Creeps In

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a lot of weeks over the past couple of years when the overwhelm creeps in on me. Things pile up. Work gets busy. Home gets busy. Throw in an unexpected emergency, and I feel like I can’t get ahead of anything. And BAM. Overwhelm...
One Small Shift at a Time

One Small Shift at a Time

People don’t change. Not nearly as often or as drastically as we like to think. Sure, you can name exceptions. But big, sweeping, life-altering changes are not an everyday occurrence. A wise and seasoned executive told me once that big changes shouldn’t be the goal....