Fighting The Dark Thing - Part 1

The Dark Thing. You've felt it at some point or other in your life. It's the bad feeling. It's hopelessness. It's doubt… It's generalized powerlessness in the face of a political environment that seems irreparably fractured…. It's hearing news of yet another mass shooting and wondering if the world has always been this bad - or if it's getting worse by the minute.

But I have a theory. I believe that the goodness or badness of the world is not only colored by our perspective, but CREATED by it.

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3 Simple Tips for Execs from Endurance Sports

Being a leader is very much like being an endurance athlete….  And as "race day" approaches -  be it a board meeting, a big presentation, a restructuring announcement, a tough earnings call - the stress and pressure mounts, and many leaders will find themselves grumpy, withdrawn, stressed and dreading what's coming.

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Jennifer Thurman
Make Your Own Gravity

"How often do we want something that is clearly out of our reach but refuse to take the first steps to getting closer, even of those steps don't always carry us all the way to our goal? And how much power could we have if we would just 'move ourselves closer'?" - Freda Lewis-Hall

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On Being Huge

Do you feel it? That sensation of knowing - deep down - just beneath the surface of all the to-ing and fro-ing. Behind the busy schedule and the to-do lists. Just around the corner from the responsibilities and commitments.

You are huge.

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Four Simple Habits Executives Should Stop Resisting

Leaders at the peak of their careers often struggle to introduce new habits into a crammed schedule — especially if those habits don't show a direct correlation to the bottom line. But spending every moment in pursuit of quarterly results can cause you to miss out on the bigger picture — and ultimately stall your momentum. These four simple habits are proven to boost productivity, raise energy and improve working relationships. Have you tried them yet?

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The Waste of Worry

Your pre-teen son turned into a barely recognizable water buffalo overnight. Your sister hasn't called you back in three weeks. Your best friend has decided he's going to quit his job and join the rodeo circuit. And of COURSE you're worried. Who wouldn't be?

And... what is it costing you?

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The Bully in Your Head

Do you hear what you’re saying to yourself? Juggling your coffee, briefcase and this week’s lunch staples on your way into work on Monday, you drop your keys while badging in through security. Your head says…? Our inner monologue can be a serious bully. 

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Jennifer Thurman