Effective Action

What Keeps You From Taking the Next Step?

Every so often there comes a time when we lose the flow of our life, and our forward momentum gets sluggish or stopped. You know something new or bigger is calling you, but you can’t see your way through to what’s next. Does this sound familiar? There are three...

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Build a Backbone Not Walls

A common theme I see in many clients is the stage when they need to get better at prioritizing and structuring their time. Once things get to a certain level of complexity, trying to simply stay in the flow leads to overwhelm. Yet, at the same time, structuring...

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How to Untangle Overwhelm

If you’re like many of us, the holiday season adds even more pressure to your challenge to cover all that needs to be done in your professional life. At times like these, it’s more critical than ever to step back, take a breath, and look at how all the component...

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The Brain Science of One Thing at a Time

One thing. At... a... time. What happens for you when you hear that phrase? Do you take in a breath and feel relief at the permission to do just that? Or when you try to slow down do you feel anxiety and even more pressure? If you are not feeling overwhelmed by the...

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The Truth at the Heart of Polarization

For many of us as change agents who tend to have a preference for harmony and idealize a world without conflict, the increasing amounts of polarization we are witnessing today are distressing. Yet if we are to respect the fact that, without exception, uncomfortable...

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