This is an historical period that is completely out of the ordinary. Exceptions are made, circumstances are raised, needs are shaped. Yet, we should be careful using all of this as an excuse to deviate from our path. In most cases, we can still continue pursuing what we were pursuing before. The values, beliefs, rules … Continue reading Facade
Ideally, relationships are established in good times. It is more challenging to do that when the crisis hits, when everyone is occupied saving their neck, when nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. There's a sense of individualism that grows in dire times, preventing the reciprocity needed to build and cultivate relationships. The only thing that … Continue reading Reciprocity
Fear means you care. Fear means you will think twice. Fear means long-term matters to you. Fear means you are learning. Fear means you are not alone. Fear is good, and when you accept it in your life, name it, verbalize it, it is a lot less scary than you think.
Discussing a plan, an idea, a project, a strategy with somebody who's on a different agenda is challenging. To push it through, you might be tempted to do one or more of the following. Make it about the lack of alternatives - i.e. if we don't do this, we will do nothing. Make it about … Continue reading All the difference
.. is not always newsworthy. After you have landed that job you so much wanted, often the most exciting part is showing up every day to do your best. When you make a resolution to change an unhealthy habit, most of the time peak adrenaline is in the moment you make up your mind, and … Continue reading What happened next …
What game are you playing? If you feel like you've been losing for too long now, most likely it is the wrong game you are playing. There is a chance for you to reconsider all that is involved: the rules, the playing field, the competitors, even what winning eventually means. But you can do that … Continue reading Changing the game
What happens when you fail the story you have so patiently and consistently crafted? We all have ups and downs, yet some downs have the power to make us question the image of ourselves we have built. Perhaps we think of us as calm and patient, then we act irrationally and hastily. Perhaps we think … Continue reading Open your story to imperfection