3 Strategies for Handling Negative Feelings at Work

Mixing feelings with work? Never! Society usually tells us to keep our work problems and home problems totally separate, which ends up making a lot of people feel like they can’t bring their feelings with them to work situations. Here’s the reality: Feelings are inevitable at work. Just like any situation in life, you’re going to experience feelings and emotions …

5 Success Secrets for Your First Small Business

Guest Article submitted by:   Ms. Gloria Martinez – g.martinez@womenled.org Are you eager to be your own boss and build a business of your own? For some people, entrepreneurship isn’t just a career — it’s a calling. However, it takes more than passion to succeed in business. To truly make it as a small business owner, you need personal effectiveness. If …

What is Behavior-Based Goal Setting?

When we think of goal setting, we usually think of goals that envision a specific outcome. Some examples include: Lose 20 pounds. Increase income by 10%. Buy a larger house/newer vehicle. Run a marathon. Save money for college. Of course, these are just a few of the more common goals that people set for themselves. But what if we based …

5 Tips for Being Your Best at Work

Being your best at work means not only putting your best foot forward but also continually working to better yourself.  In work as in life, when you walk your talk and do the right things, it makes your world a better place, both for you and for those around you.  This is not about you wanting others to think and …

Differences between behavior vs. Outcome-based goals

We all know that goal-oriented people are more successful, happier, and more productive. But setting and keeping goals is a skill, and like any skill, there’s a right way to do it. One thing you might find helpful is separating your goals into behavior-based and outcome-based models. There are a few differences between the two, and knowing which is which …

RESET AND LETTING GO OF OUR EMOTIONAL DRAINS

We are in the beginning of the new year and it’s time to take stock and set our intentions for the upcoming year.  A side note, we can only succeed in this new year if we do a “reset” and “re-energize”. This past year was filled with so many different types of challenges which created frustration, fear, anger, sadness to …

Does Your Emotional Health Affect Your Physical Health?

The Mind and Body Connection We’re most used to thinking of our physical selves when it comes to the topic of taking care of our health. Doing regular exercise, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep are just some of the basic ways to take care of ourselves and be in tip-top shape. However, when it comes to overall health, there’s …

What Not to Do When Life is Hard

When life is hard there are some things you can do to help yourself and manage your own circumstance. Don’t fall into blaming The first thing we typically do when something goes wrong is to blame. We blame others or ourselves, depending on the situation but blaming does no good whatsoever. It’s a waste of energy and keeps us focused …

WHAT IS HOPE AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Hope is one of those things that people don’t always understand well, though oddly enough, we all need it to live a happy, healthy life. After all, hope is what helps you see your situation and then shows you the way out. What is hope? According to the dictionary, hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain …

What is it mean to be mentally strong?

When you hear this phrase, do you picture a person who has a strong physical presence, or a person who always seem to know the correct answers? Or is it the person who holds medals and trophies and seems to be a winner in everything? Perhaps you cannot identify yourself as a mentally strong person because you don’t have what …