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Get Stronger with Every Struggle

July 12th, 2020 · Comments

Hang in there, people say. You'll get through it. But I want you to do more than get through: I want you to struggle hard enough to get stronger. Struggle is a part of life but holding on until you find the gift in struggle is a choice. Learn more in my new book, Resilience: Grow Stronger in a Time of Crisis.

 

Tags: metaphor · goal · resistance · grit

3 Tips for Growing Stronger in Difficult Times

June 13th, 2020 · Comments

Here are 3 tips from my new book: Resilience: Grow Stronger in a Time of Crisis, available in paperback or ebook from Amazon or Chapters/Indigo:  1) Walk 2) Connect with your memories of people you respect for particular strengths and 3) use experiences of work and play as a template to shape the future you want.

Tags: mindset · self-coaching · grit · walking

Is it time to sharpen your axe?

March 3rd, 2019 · Comments

I was inspired by a conversation during a course to remind people to resist bad managers that insist that you look busy all the time. If you never sharpen your axe, you're not having your best ideas, and you're not producing as much as you could be.

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Tags: focus · goal · grit · achievement · confident

4 Keys to Getting Through Road Blocks on Your Path to Achievement

October 15th, 2017 · Comments

Let Linda walk you through the four obstacles that block everyone on the path to achieving some difficult, worthwhile thing. As you work to achieve something, you'll find yourself blocked by distraction, by "not enough," by over-thinking and by mistakes. Use these four keys to unlock the roadblocks so that you can achieve what you set out to do - and get to know your bigger self along the way.

Tags: Fresh Thinking · goal · grit · achievement

Take the sting out of failure so you can grow

September 29th, 2016 · Comments

I bet you've failed at something, and I bet you hated the experience. When we think of our failures, they can sting, even years after they happened. That sting gets in our way: it stops us from pushing past limits and learning and trying new things.

Avoiding failure is a bad plan; it's impossible most of the time and even when you think it's working, you are limiting yourself to what you already know and what you can already do. A better plan is to approach failure with grit: the combination of purpose and perseverance that allows you to genuinely experience each failure as one more step toward solving a problem or reaching an achievement.

This exercise takes just 6 minutes to reframe your failure and open up new possibilities.

Photo credit: Marius Kallhardt

Tags: Fresh Thinking · framing · failure · grit

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