Countless times throughout any given day we are holding onto thoughts that say “I need something that I don’t have” or “I am here in this situation or process, and I want to be there.” Maybe it’s about acquiring a new skill or increasing your proficiency with one you already have. Maybe it’s about changing … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure: Response or Reaction?
Sometimes we’re so deeply conditioned to see the world from our own point of view that we aren’t even aware that we may be missing a bigger picture. It’s easy to make an assumption, jump to a conclusion, or determine a solution to a problem in a matter of seconds by drawing solely on our … Continue reading Add Three Things to Increase Understanding and Choices
Heart is about giving a damn. It's about showing up and being present with ourselves and others. Having heart is how we share and experience kindness, compassion, and connection. Heart needs nurturing; it rarely appears out of nowhere and doesn't tend to stick around without any effort on our part. I asked some members of … Continue reading Inviting Heart Into Your Life
Throughout the centuries, and across various cultures, a belief has emerged that the quality of our life can be determined by how much we are driven by fear, and how much we are driven by love. There are countless spiritual explanations of this, and with humanity's advanced grasp of medicine there are now compelling scientific … Continue reading The Effect of Emotions on Our Mind, Body, and Soul
It’s human nature to dream of a better future, and to aspire to become a better version of yourself. If you’re looking to bring change into your life, what’s going to work best for you to realize it? Do you need to establish a goal, create a vision, make a resolution, or set an intention? … Continue reading Making Use of Goals, Visions, Resolutions, and Intentions
The present moment has immense power. It’s where we gain clarity. It’s where we experience gratitude for whatever and whomever is creating joy and meaning in our lives. It’s where we choose how to respond to pain. It’s where we turn our ideas and intentions into action. When we are firmly aware of the present … Continue reading The Power of the Present Moment
December presents a natural opportunity to quantify, analyze, and mark the events of the year that is coming to an end. We’re giving into the instinct to reflect, with a little help from artists who have shared some of what they’ve learned about looking back. What did you put a lot of energy into … Continue reading Reflection: Quotes and Questions
As a leader, everyone on your team has created an impression of who you are and how you operate. Some of it is based on their own experience, some of it is based on rumor, all of it is subject to their unique perception. Whether the picture being painted is rosy or thorny, true or … Continue reading Want to Grow as a Leader? Here’s One Way to Ask Your Team For the Feedback You’ll Need.
Want a work environment where people are open and honest with you, and feel free to share ideas that contribute to the well-being of you, them, the team, and the business? Have we got an invitation for you: Are you already successfully doing this a lot with your team, and what's the effect? … Continue reading Go Out and Get Feedback
"Connect With People Frequently" is the first of Vestalia's five Leadership Essentials. Taking the time to sustain a relationship with your team members where you both feel acknowledged, supported, encouraged, and celebrated as individuals doesn't just satisfy organizational goals, it fulfills basic and intense human needs built into our very DNA. In the following article, … Continue reading The Human Need for Connection