How to Answer the Voice in Your Head that Creates Things You Dread

Stress is self-inflicted. You might like to blame high prices or bad bosses, but stress is creating all our own crosses. Stress is made by voices in your head, not circumstances, people, or… Continue reading

Stress: How to get Screaming Monkeys off your Back

Stress has good intentions. It tells you to stay alert, prepare, avoid, or fight. But stress throws a fit when you ignore it. Stress doesn’t care what you do as long as you… Continue reading

3 Questions that Resolve Stress Quickly

#1. The worst question: For some reason, when I ask, “What’s the worst that could happen?” stress loses some of its bite. You’re stressed about traffic, for example. What’s the worst that could… Continue reading

A Realistic Approach to Stress Management that doesn’t cause more Stress

I hate the expression, ‘stress management’. I get stressed when people tell me to relax. Thick books about managing stress make my belly hurt. The individuality of stress aggravates me. Stressors that bother… Continue reading

5 Reasons People Wish Lousy Leaders Would Stay Away

I’m a huge fan of leadership walk-abouts. But if you’re a lousy leader, just stay in your office and keep doing the “important” work you think you’re doing. 5 reasons people wish lousy… Continue reading

How to be Inexperienced Like a Pro – In a Turbulent World Everyone is a Novice

Inexperience is a state of opposites. In some, inexperience is caution, doubt, and paralysis. In others, inexperience is naïve boldness. The disadvantage of inexperience is also its advantage – ignorance. Inexperience: #1. Inexperience… Continue reading