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3 Questions to Set Yourself Free From Unrealistic Expectations

If you feel like you’re constantly in motion yet going nowhere fast, it’s time to press pause. By Karen Mangia, Thought Leader & Executive at Salesforce “I’ll finally clean out the junk drawer in my kitchen.” That was my pandemic promise. You know the drawer I’m talking about, because you probably have one, too.  The […]

Monday Motivation

Effective time management helps us get more out of each day. All you need to do is a bit of planning. This week we’re focusing on improving efficiency through habit stacking and time-saving techniques. Use habit stacking to add new healthy behaviors to your daily schedule by “stacking them” on top of your existing routine. […]

Happy Friday!

How to Thrive — Not Just Survive — in the Age of the Coronavirus: Focus On 5 Core Principles

Lessons from communications pioneer Harold Burson By Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at Milken Institute Amidst pandemic, recession and protests, a simple question remains. How to thrive, not just survive, in these troubled and challenging times? From “wear a face mask” or “face cover” to “practice social distancing” and “wash your hands often,” guidance from organizations such as the U.S. Centers […]

Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Day

Feeling overwhelmed? Too busy to function? In this article, Janice Marturano shares five opportunities to pause, recharge your batteries, and stay on top of your game. 1. Start your day with a drink When I described this Purposeful Pause to a group for the first time, I got some pretty strange looks. I had to clarify that I […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday!

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Delegate Tasks

“It can be liberating to realize you don’t have to manage everything yourself, nor do you have to make all those decisions.” By Anne Bogel Strategic outsourcing helps us deal with the onslaught of decisions that come at us every day. There’s always so much to decide, and it’s easy for the cumulative effect to become […]

Wellness Wednesday

It’s #WellnessWednesday and some of us may be feeling more tired and stressed out than usual. When you feel overwhelmed and fatigued remember these key pieces of information: 1. You’re allowed to grieve.2. You need to recharge.3. Changing your perspective can help.4. Stop and breathe.5. Take a different approach to worrying.6. Come to terms with […]

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