Prioritizing Our Mental Health
I love the Olympics and have been watching the Games with gratitude, curiosity, and concern. It feels weird that they are taking place a year late, with no fans, and with Covid on the rise in Tokyo, here in the US, and around the world.
Simone Biles withdrawing from the competition breaks my heart and makes me proud at the same time. What a courageous act on her part.
I cannot imagine the pressure on her. And, for her to take this bold step, she must be in a lot of mental and emotional distress right…
Do you appreciate your body?
The human body is truly a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing thing. Just think about all the great things it does for you daily: breathing, walking, digesting food, doing everything it can to keep you from getting sick, and so much more.
When you appreciate your body, you acknowledge all the vital things your body does for you every day that keeps you alive and healthy.
So why, then, is our body the one area where many of us struggle to appreciate ourselves?
Many people, myself included, can be hyper-critical of how they look and their…
Are you facing challenges in your life or your business right now? Most of us are, especially with everything we’ve been through this past year and half collectively.
Facing challenges is never easy, and these days, there are some real challenges many of us face — at work, at home, in relationships, with money, with family, in the world, and much more.
The challenges themselves, even the most difficult ones, aren’t usually the real issue.
The real issue that we face when it comes to challenges is our relationship to them.
Our relationship with challenges is what can bring about…
With all that has been going on over the past year or so, many of us have been “falling down” in so many areas of life and business.
When you fall, do you get back up right away?
When you fail, do you learn from it and take it as an opportunity to grow?
Many of us, myself included, struggle at times with learning from our failures. We sometimes give up as soon as we fail, not realizing that what is necessary is to push a bit harder until we reach a breakthrough.
How to Get Back Up When You…
Life is not a competition — although sometimes it can seem that way. Unfortunately, jealousy can get the best of us.
Answer these questions honestly:
How often do you find yourself getting jealous of other people?
Does jealousy affect the way you perceive others or the way you perceive yourself?
For much of my life, I’ve been aware of my tendency to compare, compete, and be jealous of others (thinking that I don’t measure up).
But I’ve learned how to navigate these feelings of jealousy by understanding the difference between negative competition and positive competition.
How I Learned That Life…
Do you take time in your life to appreciate the simple things?
While this can be easier said than done, especially these days, sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring the most happiness to us. It’s all about taking the time in life to appreciate this stuff.
A few years ago, my left ear got plugged up, and it was difficult for me to hear out of it for about 48 hours. It was scary and challenging. Thankfully everything was okay, it’s all clear now, and I’m able to hear just fine out of both ears.
Flexibility can help improve every aspect of your life — your work, relationships, health, family, creativity, success, and more.
How flexible are you? For me, it often depends on my mood, how much fear or resistance I have about something, how attached I am to a particular outcome, and various other factors.
The Importance of Flexibility to Reach Fulfillment
Flexibility directly impacts fulfillment in all areas of your life.
As I look throughout my own life (now and in the past), I realize that the situations, relationships, and experiences that cause me the most significant stress and frustration are almost…
With all that is going on in our lives and in the world around us, especially these days, it is understandable that many of us are looking for ways to distract ourselves.
As an executive coach and consultant, I work with clients who deal with this all the time, particularly right now.
Every day we face countless opportunities to distract ourselves — consciously or unconsciously.
Why? Distractions help us escape from the intensity of life in a variety of ways.
Because of this, we have to understand why and how certain things and situations distract us.
Once we understand why…
To understand how trust works, it’s important to remember that trust is granted, not earned.
Trust allows leaders, employees, relationships, and organizations to flourish and grow. It is fundamental to most everything in life.
Lack of trust can lead to damaging relationships and a hostile environment. It creates stress and lowers energy.
When there is a strong foundation of trust in an organization, it can enhance and improve the workplace environment through collaboration, teamwork, and honest and open communication.
How easily do you grant your trust to other people? What factors play into your ability or inability to trust specific…
As an executive coach and consultant, my clients often ask me why empathy is so important.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines empathy as:
The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.
Do you know why empathy is important, or what it is?
Empathy is one of the most important aspects of creating strong relationships, reducing stress, and enhancing emotional awareness — yet it can be tricky at times.
Mike Robbins is the author of five books including his latest, We’re All in This Together, which released April 2020. He’s an expert in teamwork and leadership.