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Fall Balance: How Do I Make Progress?

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Welcome to Week 3 of the Fall Balance Series, designed to bring you more work-life balance in 30-60 days. 

Last week we asked "What does a '10' Look Like in each area of your life?" This week...

How do make progress towards that "10?"

Today I get to share with you my secret for making great strides in my life. Are you ready?

I have a weekly planning process.

Boom. 

I know...lightning bolts didn't go off. "Stacie - that's your big secret?" Yes! That is the secret.

It's so simple....

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Fall Balance: What Does a "10" Look Like?

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Welcome to Week 2 of the Fall Balance Series, designed to bring you more work-life balance in 30-60 days.

What Does Balance Look Like...for YOU?

It's a very personal decision about what balance is or should look like. We are all unique individuals.

It's helpful to measure things.

What gets measured gets managed.

Here's a tool to help you measure how much balance you have - or don't!

You've probably seen The Wheel of Life dozens of times. You may have even filled one out at a seminar you...

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Fall Balance: Decide

 

Welcome to the Fall Balance Series. It's designed to bring you more work-life balance in the next 30-60 days. 

I LOVE all things fall and I hear so many of you say the same thing. Yet sometimes we get to the end of the fall season and we realize we never got around to doing the things we were so excited about. It leaves us saying "Next year I'll...(do that thing I wanted to do)."

This can show up in any area of your life.

Fall is a great time of year. It's post summer. People are back...

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A 100% Work-Focused Life Comes at a Cost

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Do you excel in your work life,  but at the expense of the other areas in your life?

Are you afraid that if you take your eye off the ball at work to focus on your health and fitness or your relationships that you'll slip at work and perform at a lower level?

I was guilty of this for a very long time. Today's video is an open heart-to-heart talk about the cost of a 100% work-centric life.

Early in my career, I gave work 100% of my focus.

I worked late. I worked weekends. I worked...

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What If You Asked for Challenges?

 
What is your typical reaction when a challenge occurs?

When there is a problem, a roadblock, a setback, a hurdle you have to jump...what is your usual response?

Do you put your head in the sand and ignore it? (Problems don't go away because you do this.)

Do you see it as a big inconvenience? (Followed by rolling your eyes.)

Do you do the Toyota jump for joy? (You have to be at least 45 years old to get that one.)

The word challenge stems from the word accusation or accuse. When a challenge...

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Ever Seen Anyone Display Anger in a Business Situation When Under Pressure?

 
 When under pressure in a business situation, sometimes people's emotion of choice is  anger.

Have you ever witnessed this first hand? Maybe you've been guilty of it yourself in the past. We've all been angry at some point in our lives. Sometimes it's appropriate; sometimes it's not.

Anger isn't necessarily a bad emotion if you channel it. Anger can be a very useful emotion if it creates a shift in your thinking. 

  • "I'm done putting up with this (insert negative...
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Spinning Your Wheels & Not Seeing the Progress You Want?

 
I often have clients say they spin theirs wheels, week after week, month after month, year after year, working hard but never making the progress in their career or life that they really want. Can you relate to this?
Do you feel like you are in a rut where every week is just more of the same?
 
If you are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed you are not alone. Many new clients tell me how busy they are and that they have way too much on their plate.
 
Maybe you...
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Are You Quiet During Meetings?

 
Do you find yourself remaining quiet in meetings, even if you have a great idea or a solution to a problem?
 
If you do, others may see you as lacking in Executive Presence, which is a predictor of getting promoted into bigger leadership roles.
 
Being quiet in a meeting can be seen as a lack of confidence. It can also be interpreted as  you not having anything to input, or a lack of strategic vision (another element of executive presence).
 
This...
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How Often Do You Complain?

When I was a new in management and had my first “real” job out of college I would complain all the time.
I put in a lot of hours. I worked hard. Both were my choice.
 
Yet I complained about everything. I complained about how other people in the office had known each other longer than me and were closer, about how little I was paid, about how many hours I worked and about how I wasn’t taken seriously. Then I’d whine about how things never change.
 
It drove...
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Are Your Employees Engaged and Excited About Their Work?

 

Do you have a hard time getting your employees engaged and excited about their work?

It's a common problem many executives share.

I often hear clients say their employees are just sleep-walking through their day.

"Stacie, we put together programs but nothing seems to work."

"They're here. They do their work. They just aren't engaged at the level they could be." 

Sometimes  they aren't even meeting the basic requirements of the job. You think you've made the expectations of...

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