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Is there a benefit to being overwhelmed?

It’s 1:50 p.m. Friday. The daily to-do list has only one thing completed. The weekly project is days behind schedule. Stress wells up, slowly at first, and then full flush: heart pounding, shallow breathing, jaw clenched, short temper, inability to focus. Then the phone rings. “What good is this?” That, my friend, is a very good question. We all experience that feeling of overwhelm, hit the brick wall, and have times when it seems we’ll never catch up with our to-do list....

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How to Embrace Creative Chaos

Earlier this week I had a conversation with my executive coach. I had asked her to help me get unstuck on a project. She graciously reminded me to follow my own advice and embrace creative chaos. We both had a good laugh. Of course she had to help me see my own blind spots – it’s not something I can do on my own, no one can. Years ago I recognized my process of going from blank page to finished product...

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What’s your game changer skill?

You know, that  one skill, habit, or characteristic that you see in others that makes you sigh. Maybe you get a little envious. Then maybe a little jealous, even start to resent that person for having it? What is the one skill that you want, the one skill that if you had it it would up your game to a level beyond belief?   Oh, wait, were you expecting me to tell you the answer? I’m sorry, that’s not going to...

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