Posted by: Michelle Pape on Feb 28, 2019
The speed at which business and life operates seems to be overwhelming these days.
We rush out of bed, rush to get ready, rush to the office and then rush all day to get projects done and meet deadlines. Many times though it seems like the faster we work, the more work that piles up, and the harder we try to get caught up the more it sometimes feels like we fall behind. We are stressed. We are anxious. We are tired.
You need more space.
You need more margin.
You need more peace.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jan 24, 2019
Do you know any rubber-band people? People who, no matter what happens to them, always seem to bounce back. Despite whatever is going on in their life, an illness, a family tragedy, some bad luck, or any other type of misfortune, it never seems to keep them down. Life can stretch them to their breaking point, but – like a rubber band – they always find a way back to their original shape.
Would you like to know their secret?
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Nov 30, 2018
The season of thanksgiving reminds us of all the things we have to be thankful for, why not practice gratitude all year long? It’s proven that this practice can strengthen the immune system, improve mood, and regulate sleep.
With all of these benefits, you’ll be so grateful to add gratitude to your self-care routine. So here’s three tips to help you learn to be grateful.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Oct 26, 2018
Changing the world might seem like an insurmountable task, but I believe that’s because many people approach changing the world in the wrong way. They focus on trying to create wide-sweeping changes in the political and social structures around them. The problem is, these structures have been sturdy for so long that they are almost impossible to change.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 26, 2018
Have you ever thought about the essential ingredient for growth? It’s the one thing you absolutely must have if you want to increase your ability to get better in any area. And yet it’s often the hardest thing for a person seeking growth to find.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 26, 2018
Great leadership can be a difficult thing to understand. We certainly know a good leader when we’re working for one (or not working for one for that matter), but it's difficult to explain the specific actions that make a good leader so effective. Great leadership is dynamic. It changes us for the better, because a good leader helps us see the best for ourselves because ultimately they believe in us.
The only certainty is a leader’s actions are driven by their principles. It’s through a leader’s actions that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Great leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. They believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. So let’s explore some of the driving principles that set great leaders apart.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 14, 2018
The road to self-improvement is long and not always forward. As such, entrepreneurs and professionals are regularly seeking better ways to interact with others or to understand what motivates people, all while trying to improve themselves and their business.
There are a lot of books on self-development, some focused purely on business-related matters, while others look more toward emotional or spiritual growth. To help narrow the list, here are ten recommendations from the Next Monday network:
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 19, 2018
You’ve set your goals. You know what you want. You know what you need to do.
But you’re stuck.
Maybe you’re making excuses, procrastinating or feeling apathetic. Maybe you’re settling for less or convincing yourself of inadequacy. Or maybe you’re hiding because doubt, fear and worry have left you paralyzed by stress. Whatever it is, you’re doing the exact opposite of what you set out to do. You are sabotaging your own success.
Posted by: Nichole Winter on Apr 2, 2018
I recently wrote on the topic of goals verses standards. How are you doing? It’s entirely possible the fizzle of excitement has faded. And, it’s completely normal. Achieving your goals and standards takes time, dedication, and discipline. Let’s bring back that excitement and get your goals to the forefront.