Empowerment Hack – Zone out to solve big problems

Empowerment Hack – Zone out to solve big problems

Uncategorized
I was home with my daughter this past Friday, she was home sick from school. It was one of those parenting moments when you realize you've been had immediately following the point of no-return. In this case, right after leaving a message on the schools absentee voicemail system. It's there, in the barely noticeable smirk you detect beneath the "sad, sick" face. And I was right, she TOTALLY could have gone to school. I'd also hoped to get some substantial writing done on Monday, so this put a little wrinkle in that plan. You know the feeling, that point where you need to decide if you're going to let it build up in frustration all day with some half-assed attempt at getting something done, or you let it go and…
Read More
Empowerment Hack – Visualize your actions, not your goals.

Empowerment Hack – Visualize your actions, not your goals.

Uncategorized
There is fascinating research coming out on the powerful results achieved by visualization. The brain is a massively powerful organ but we actually understand very little about its full capacity. We do know that we can have a great deal of influence on outcomes when we utilize visualization techniques. In fact, studies show that subjects who visualized practicing a task such as playing piano or exercising a specific muscle, performed almost as well at those tasks as participants who actually practiced the skill or the exercise! Really cool, right? Huge implications for us on many levels as we learn more about how to fully utilize this technique. Many professional athletes already use visualization techniques to optimize their performance. The idea that visualization helps us achieve goals has been around for…
Read More
Empowerment Hack – Lift others up with you

Empowerment Hack – Lift others up with you

Uncategorized
The Hack:  Lift others up with you.   As we work to invest and grow ourselves personally and professionally, we start to discover a network of opportunities that weren’t available to us before. Our mindset begins to shift towards seeking opportunity as opposed to avoiding failure and we get better at identifying the right folks to hand around. It’s easy to stay focused on looking forward to the next step and what we need to do to get there & who can help achieve it. The reality is that we can easily overlook both the responsibility and huge personal benefit of mentoring, supporting, and sponsoring others around us to advance their own growth.   Why it works: Networks aren’t valuable unless they are anchored on all sides. As we achieve personal…
Read More