Check Your Focus #209

by Sue Hawkes

Check Your Focus #209 Have you ever heard the phrase “what you focus on expands?” During a recent meeting, one of the leaders attending said they had been in a “funk.” Well, we all could relate to that statement. The conversation began and seemed to accelerate into all the things contributing to their challenges. It wasn’t helpful, in fact, it…

Sue HawkesCheck Your Focus #209

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195

by Sue Hawkes

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195 Do something today that your future self will thank you for. If you’re only doing the things that are safe, comfortable or predictable, you and your life can become pretty boring. As we embark upon a new line of business at YESS! it’s making my heart beat faster, my blood pressure rises a bit while…

Sue HawkesGet Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195

KISS #183

by Sue Hawkes

KISS #183 Life seems to ebb and flow, to speed and relax. It could be seasonal, work or personally related. As the holidays approach, it certainly seems many people’s lives accelerate with events and festivities packed in all at once to celebrate the season. It happens every year, yet many people seem exhausted, irritable or challenged with the pace. Slowing…

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Overwhelmed or Grateful? #182

by Sue Hawkes

Overwhelmed or Grateful? #182 What I’ve noticed is my life never really slows down. I’ve lived in the illusion that most of my world will correct itself once I get “this” or “that” happens. It could be an event, a series of events, a project, a set of tasks, a string of travel, family events, the holidays, or celebrations. It…

Sue HawkesOverwhelmed or Grateful? #182

Don’t Wait #181

by Sue Hawkes

Don’t Wait #181 If you want something, do you wait for it? I don’t. In my twenties, when I wanted a job, I met with the owners of a small training company and expressed my interest in working for them. They told me they couldn’t afford to hire any employees at the time. Though I was disappointed, I began to…

Sue HawkesDon’t Wait #181

An Experiment #180

by Sue Hawkes

An Experiment #180 Imagine a day (or more) without your phone. What’s your first reaction to that suggestion? If it’s a strong, negative reaction, know that you’re addicted. When I work with teams, I ask for a device-free environment. It’s not always popular. However, it does create an environment for maximized success. Try it. See if you can forgo your…

Sue HawkesAn Experiment #180

Love What you Do #177

by Sue Hawkes

Love What you Do #177 What can I do to change, improve, impact, and engage others? It’s a big question. Do you wake up wondering how you can maximize your impact on yourself, your team at work, your company, your community, perhaps even the world? If not, why? What if 50% of your job was to do your job impeccably.…

Sue HawkesLove What you Do #177

A Worthy Checklist #156

by Sue Hawkes

A Worthy Checklist #156 Thank you to Michael Allosso for a wake-up call in the form of a checklist from his You On Your Best Day workshop. I was coursing through documents and revisited this one again today. It is worthy of my attention and something I’ve chosen to post in my office as a reminder. I’d like to say…

Sue HawkesA Worthy Checklist #156

Either Way, You’ll Be Right #154 

by Sue Hawkes

Either Way, You’ll Be Right #154  Abundance. It’s easy to forget there’s more than enough of everything when you focus on what you don’t have.   I see it every day with teams as we check in quarterly regarding their goals for the year. For those measuring on a calendar year, it often happens around June or September. They look at their…

Sue HawkesEither Way, You’ll Be Right #154

Stay in Joy or Leave in Peace #149

by Sue Hawkes

Stay in Joy or Leave in Peace #149  How many times do you do something out of obligation?  It’s not a great way to spend your most precious commodity, time. Why commit to something if you don’t intend on enjoying it? That is always a choice. Do you realize it?  Often, we agree to do things half-heartedly, because we believe we…

Sue HawkesStay in Joy or Leave in Peace #149