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The Year of a Mindful Career: Wasting Time

I recently facilitated a program on productivity. As a coach, I’m well aware of how important time management is to our career success. But as a student of mindfulness, I’m also keenly aware of how wasting time isn’t always a waste of time. To illustrate, last night I ran some errands and while I was […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Control

One of the most important things we need to be happy is a sense of control in our lives. This doesn’t mean we have to be controlling. Wow, how hard it is for all of us to let go of control with projects, kids, decisions and our environment. Heck, we know best, right? But letting […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Servitude

When we give back, we get back. While this may be obvious, sometimes it’s a struggle. We all have an agenda and needs—that’s part of being human. But needs are often diminished and yes, met, when we give. I try to remember this every day. It’s not about me, it’s about you. It’s about us. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Fortitude

Fortitude: courage, bravery, endurance, resilience, mettle, moral fiber, strength of mind, strength of character, backbone, spirit and grit. The meanings go on and on. What a beautiful word, filled with inspiration. How am I choosing fortitude as an inspiration and approach today? Well, when it came time to step into a project that was daunting, […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Dog Day Afternoon

If you haven’t experienced a dog day afternoon, then buckle up. One is on its way. Summer is coming and the heat will soon follow. While we love these warm summer months, there are times when the heat and the humidity take their toll. This can also happen in the workplace and in our careers. […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Break Time

“Who has time for a break?” When I’d overheard this statement, it made me sad. Sure, we often plough through breaks because of deadlines or because we are so absorbed in our work. But is that healthy? Apparently not. According to a study at the University of Illinois, performance and functioning declines. “Even brief diversions […]

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