Category Archives: Effective Action

Stop Pushing When You Need to Be Sharpening

When the demands on your time start to feel overwhelming, is your natural response to start pushing to get things done and fit everything in?  It happens to nearly all of us, and the cost of that automatic response is huge. It could even be a major factor preventing you from fulfilling the mission that … Continue Reading »

How to Act on a Calling That Scares You

Do you feel a calling that’s been tugging more and more strongly on your heart and soul, yet totally spooks you at the same time? It’s that funny paradox — you wouldn’t be so moved by this calling unless it did involve something bigger than what you think you can do right now. When something … Continue Reading »

The Brain Science of Creating Change that Sustains

The practice of setting New Year’s resolutions has fallen out of favor because even with the best intentions they don’t work for very long. The force of will is a poor match to the force of instinctual behaviors, beliefs and who we take ourselves to be! The U.S. elections were discouraging for many because the … Continue Reading »

How Your Beliefs Impact Your Boundaries

If you want to have a significant impact in the world, you need to be ultra clear with boundaries around your time. It’s mission critical to untangle the  relationship between your beliefs and your boundaries so you can sustain the energy and clarity you need to fulfill your vision. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself looking back … Continue Reading »

Reactivity or Your Calling: What’s Driving Your Choices?

Starting when you were young and throughout your life you’ve made a significant number of life-changing choices. Some decisions were consciously made, and others were made subconsciously. “I’ll never be vulnerable in front of a group again!” “So much for asking for what I REALLY want – screw that!” “I want to be just like … Continue Reading »

How to Build Conscious Collaboration

We can accomplish so much more together than we can alone, yet the old operating models for collaboration in organizations are not working very well any more. Many of us avoided or quit large corporations out of frustration with the hierarchies involved. Yet the opposite extreme of working on one’s own leaves many with isolation … Continue Reading »