Category: Personal Growth

How do you Sabotage Your Attempt to Change?

August 2, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Do others in your organization resist your vision for the future? Are family and friends unsupportive of your attempt to change? Have you found yourself resisting your commitment to change? When you set yourself up for change, you can also set yourself up for failure if you don’t recognize the not-so-obvious internal and external impediments […]

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Are You Frustrated with Your Life?

July 26, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Do you feel unchallenged or uninspired at work? Do your relationships lack meaningful connection and depth? What is the cost to you of success? If our average life expectancy were a few hundred years, we’d have plenty of time to experiment in our pursuit of happiness. We could try all sorts of jobs and relationships […]

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“Change Management” is Not Just a Buzzword

July 12, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

How do people and organizations effect change? Sparked by a crisis in my own life – I was highly successful and deeply unhappy, I made a transformational change and make personal fulfillment a key priority in my life. Then, taking what I’d learned about transforming human behavior (my own and others), I created the Q7 […]

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How to Communicate in the “Age of Distraction”

June 28, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

We live in the “Information Age;” yet, despite the incredible number of communication platforms available to us, including worldwide interaction on the internet, email, texting, private messaging, social media, and (heaven forbid) using our smartphones to speak to each other, we are as isolated and stressed as ever. If you research how to improve communication, […]

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How to Successfully Navigate a Transition

May 24, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Your life is one continuous series of transitions. Some of the transitions are more obvious than others: getting married, becoming a parent, changing employers, changing careers, selling a business, loss of a loved one, becoming an empty-nester, entering retirement from your career, just to name a few. How you have, and how you will, handle […]

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How Much is Enough?

May 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

In the face of a rude person or a loud kid or a disruptive employee, have you ever turned with intensity and said, “Enough!” When you have become excessively clingy, competitive, busy or accumulating, have you ever barked that word to yourself? What will it take for you to tell yourself, “Enough, already”? How much […]

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The Four Ingredients of Personal Fulfillment

April 19, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Having achieved a certain level of success, however you may define it, the path to real fulfillment can be a challenge – a sometimes frightening challenge. You may fear that there’s a risk that if you pursue fulfillment, you will have to give up success. At some level, you may be wondering if the move […]

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The Benefits of Conflict

April 5, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

The word “conflict” often carries negative overtones in our culture, with implications of hostility between parties, and even a military feel. A list of synonyms for this simple word only amplifies this feeling: clash, fight, dispute, strife, struggle, combat. With such a negative value placed on such a simple word, is it any wonder that […]

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Why You Don’t Want to be Fulfilled

March 29, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Feeling fulfilled, achieving peace of mind and satisfaction with life, stems from the achievement of four universal needs that are at the core of what it means to be human: acceptance, connection, purpose, and service. Behind everything you think, every emotion you feel, and every action you take is your desire to meet one or […]

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How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

March 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

With a nod to contributing author Lori Hollander, LCSW-C, BCD, at GoodTherapy.org, I offer this outline on how to engage in healthy conflict. While the piece is devoted to personal relationships between partners, the model also works well for business relationships. A model for healthy conflict in relationships With couples, several outcomes result when two […]

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