Category Archive: Personal Growth

Get Uncomfortable! Five Reasons to Make Discomfort Your Friend

I’m delighted to have Kevin Eikenberry guest post for Leadership Freak today. Kevin is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, facilitator, business owner, Chief Potential Officer (of The Kevin Eikenberry Group) and leader. I admire his… Continue reading

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

What I learned from QBQ! Blaming others is a powerful source of unhappiness and bitterness. Blaming propagates victim thinking and victims feel pushed around by others and circumstances. John Miller’s book “QBQ,” can… Continue reading

Shutting others out

An employee stops interacting with fellow employees. A son or daughter slams their door and won’t come out. What’s it mean when normal social patterns shift and someone pulls away? Isolation may mean… Continue reading

If frogs could fly

Frogs can’t fly and telling them to fly won’t help. Training them to fly won’t grow their little froggy wings. Offering a bonus if they fly won’t enable them to soar. Furthermore, giving… Continue reading

Making today’s best tomorrow’s average

Build on, don’t sit on. The danger in success is trying to protect it rather than expand it. The feeling that you’ve arrived kills progress. Success should fuel your passions rather than protect… Continue reading

10 reasons you’re an overthinker

73 percent of 25-35 year-olds  and 52 percent of 45-55 year-olds overthink. (Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Univ. of Michigan) ***** Yesterday the garage installed studded snow tires on my truck. I’m ready to battle the… Continue reading