It’s not personal

How many times have you been told: “Don’t take it personal”? Myself, too many to count. And how often your immediate response is to go on defence mode and say “Of course it’s personal, it’s MY life! or “it’s MY career!” or “it’s MY [insert whatever comes to mind]” That is the ego speaking. OurContinue reading “It’s not personal”

What do you think?

I want to start this post with some questions: – What is already working well in your life (personal and/or professional)? – What is causing it to work well? – What can you do to make things be even better? I have been asking myself these questions for almost 10 years now to find answersContinue reading “What do you think?”

What makes you take action?

Motivation. Your “motive” to take “action”. What motivates people? Why do we feel motivated? How do we keep our motivation going? These and many other questions have been the subject of research for decades. There are thousands of articles about motivation techniques (26,000 in Google Scholar since 2020 alone), numerous theories and methods (Hierarchy ofContinue reading “What makes you take action?”

Proactivity

How do you love when you don’t love? This is part of a conversation of Stephen Covey with one of his clients. He shares it in his book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. And I must admit that it resonated with me very strongly. The answer in bullet points is as follows: Love isContinue reading “Proactivity”

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