As small children, we were fearless. That little voice inside that sometimes says “Oh, but they might not want to talk to me.” or “Why would they want to be my friend?” just wasn’t there. We would simply walk up to someone with a toy and say “Wanna play?”. Rediscovering that courage and fearlessness is….
We’ve all been at a party and have seen those people who seem to be able to talk to anyone, full of confidence, and become the life of the party just by being themselves. For many, this kind of confidence can seem out of reach, but the reality is that communication skills can be learned!….
One of the most valuable and inexpensive business tools available to you is your ability to network. By simply reaching out to other businesses and individuals, you can enhance your own business, brand, or personal image. The key is in communication skills. Anyone can pay lip service to someone, listening with half an ear as….
Decision making gets all the credit for being the best place to “go”. But in fact, sometimes, staying in the question can be quite tantalizing. See when we do decide…we close down the possibilities for more information. In a recent board meeting I was running, we spent 4 hours discussing the same subject. It was quite….
Contrast is the best way to help you see what you are not seeing. It helps to broaden our views, increases the brains imagination and can make you more creative. The contrast of hot and cold (when we have one, we want the other). The contrast of being surrounded by people vs. being alone. Loud vs…..
This is a lovely short (6 minute) video that says it all. Keep it on hand when you need to open your heart, and melt your frustrations. A Moving Art original. This inspirational video was well received at TED conferences, and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg motivates those around him as happiness is revealed. Business Stamina offers dynamic,….
Outwardly, we can easily practice gratitude by both giving and receiving thanks. When an employee or colleague thanks you today, don’t brush it off or dismiss it. Listen fully, take in the energy of their gratitude, and give it back with a genuine sentiment of “You are welcome.” By doing so, you acknowledge both giver and….
Gratitude seems to be one of the measures of happiness; great icons of all faiths and backgrounds have expressed gratitude for their challenges, failures, and shortcomings as well as their triumphs and successes. Those who are truly grateful gain higher levels of greatness and more abundant living because they fully appreciate each moment, each event….
While the Scotch-drinking workplace culture of the 1950’s and 1960’s may have seen its heyday, some recent studies have shown that nearly a quarter of upper management workers drink during the work day (most of them at work). In 2012, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Absenteeism reported that 17 million Americans aged 18+….
Approximately 18.8 million American adults experience depression in a given year (about 9.5% of the adult population), and people with depression miss an average of 4.8 days of work per month. Depression not only leads to high rates of absenteeism, but affects employee functional performance, quality of life, and in some cases leads to other….