Tag: mindset

MVP Philosophy: The Quickest Path to Clarity and Confidence

MVP Philosophy: The Quickest Path to Clarity and Confidence

An MVP philosophy, adopted from the field of software development, is the fastest way you’ll find your dream career. Why? Because taking consistent, imperfect action (a key element of the MVP philosophy) builds two elements of a fulfilling life: clarity and confidence.  The problem with…

3 Fun Ways to Overcome a Negative Mindset

3 Fun Ways to Overcome a Negative Mindset

I’ve written before about the impact a negative mindset has on our results. Once you begin consistently noticing your mindset, you realize that you are not your thoughts. You’re an observer of those thoughts. This is a powerful distinction, because it lets The Real You…

The #1 Reason You Haven’t Reached Your Goal

The #1 Reason You Haven’t Reached Your Goal

You want to change your results.  What you may not realize is that your thoughts cause your feelings, which in turn cause your actions and results. This is why questioning thoughts is foundational to my coaching and my life. Thoughts → Feelings → Behavior →…

Passion, Purpose, and Pastries: How Michelle Kaiser Found Meaning in Her Work

Passion, Purpose, and Pastries: How Michelle Kaiser Found Meaning in Her Work

Michelle Kaiser is a passionate entrepreneur and baker who owns The Omaha Bakery here in (you guessed it) Omaha, Nebraska. I recently interviewed Michelle about her career journey. Read on to learn how this joyful woman has found meaning in her work. This one’s a…

Anxiety almost ended my business

Anxiety almost ended my business

Everyone I know suffers from anxiety, depression, or both (including myself, at times.) Not usually in the my-best-friend-just-died sort of way, but because of something else: dirty emotional pain. What do I mean? Clean pain is a natural response to a stressful situation, like a…

Need more time? Here’s where to find it.

Need more time? Here’s where to find it.

Oh, the stories I hear from people wanting more time… “There’s not enough time in the day to accomplish everything I want to get done.” “I don’t have time to be creative!” “I feel like my days, weeks, years just fly by, and I’m missing…

5 reasons you’re still in that ho-hum job

5 reasons you’re still in that ho-hum job

In the best-selling book I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Barbara Sher says that if you don’t know what you want, resistance is blocking your desire. And that resistance is worth listening to, because it’s only way you can break…

The difference between arrogance and confidence

The difference between arrogance and confidence

My first management job Even before I finished college, I knew I wanted to be a manager. I took on all kinds of leadership roles—president of my dorm’s residents’ association, a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, lead of the Employee Engagement Survey Action…

5 reasons to quit your job

5 reasons to quit your job

Yes, you’ve thought about quitting your job. Maybe it’s just an occasional fantasy. It springs up when you’re stuck working a Saturday. Or maybe it’s become an obsession, complete with pros and cons lists. Either way, before you hand over that resignation letter, answer this:…

3 ways to Slack effectively under stress

3 ways to Slack effectively under stress

Have you ever regretted a direct message you’ve sent at work? Before becoming a life coach, I spent 12 years in the tech industry. In that time, whether I was writing C++ code for pilot training software or building a start-up’s first Product department, I…