From the desk of Grace Lange, Competition can make or break us, our organizations, and our friendships. I recently read this passage that stated: “Rivalries and the subtle hatreds theyContinue reading “Are You Too Competitive.. With Yourself?”
I had never run a marathon, much less more than 4 or 5 miles, but I said yes without hesitation. We spent long hours training and pushing each other to do better. We laughed as we ran, and even cried as we ran.
Picture this… You are heading out of the office today, the day before Thanksgiving. Your mind is filled with all of the things you need to get done before hosting your family at your house tomorrow.
As we made our way down the stairs and started down the second set, I caught a glimpse of the Vikings game on tv. As I started to read the score….*%j79kls*8J# AHHHHHH!!! My sock slid on the hardwood floor. Onto my back I fell, with June in my arms, and I skipped on my back down about 5 steps – it felt similar to a rock skipping across a river.
At a meeting recently I listened to one colleague share that they couldn’t find their spark. They were drained. Another shared that it felt like they were in preservation mode- just maintaining. Both shared these honest, real experiences with a tone of regret and guilt. They were frustrated.
In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, it’s not uncommon for people to overcompensate for their lack of confidence by adopting exaggerated personalities. This overcompensation can lead to a ton of issues, including burnout and chronic stress.
Following the meeting, one by one, each of my team members came to my office to share why they were opposed to a decision or two that was made in the meeting.
The term feminine genius is used to describe the special, unique capabilities we have as women. Through feminine genius, families can flourish, workplaces can become a bit kinder and gentler, and public affairs can be more personable.
Understanding your attachment style is a powerful tool for managing stress and preventing burnout. It enables you to recognize how you relate to others, especially in times of stress, and empowers you to develop strategies for healthier, more resilient relationships.
The business of the summer has had us running around like chickens with our heads cut off. It has been extremely fun, don’t get me wrong, but we had the opportunity to truly have a weekend of “pause.” One of the things I decided to do on Sunday afternoon was to go for a walk. Just me and little June Bug.