We are what we repeatedly do. ~ Aristotle Habits are behavioral routines that are repeated and tend to occur subconsciously or instinctively. Old habits are hard to break, and new habits are hard to form, because the behavioral patterns we repeat are imprinted in our neural pathways. Have you ever heard the saying, “We are creatures of habit.”? It’s true. It's our nature. A resistance to change is a natural defense. It’s our human way of risk management. You can be highly m
Stress is Everywhere! Just watching the news can cause feelings of fear and uncertainty. With reports of bankrupt businesses, homes in foreclosure, and government spending out of control, it's no wonder stress levels are at an all-time high! Quite often, when we focus on negative information, our stress level becomes intensified. Here are some practical solutions for coping with stress. Know What Stress Is and Its Effects In 1956, McGraw-Hill released Dr. Hans Selye’s book en
ASK THE COACH® by Tammy Holyfield The Strategic Plan Made Simple Dear Coach, Our organization is going though a strategic planning process. What do they mean by vision, isn’t that the same as goals? Could you explain the process and define the terms? - Confused planner Dear Confused Planner, Strategic planning is a systematic way of planning for the future. It is a process of taking informational inputs, organizing that information and then producing an output = THE PLAN.