FREEDOM AND GROWTH CHRONICLES

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Many organizations are using mindfulness practices to eliminate workplace stress, increase collaboration and focus, and improve interpersonal relationships with team members. Should your advisory firm give mindfulness a try? We explore the benefits in this blog post.

Many of us dread — and therefore put off — a necessary task: defining our business goals for the upcoming year. Now that we've reached the middle of 2020, it's important to be proactive about looking ahead.

Trust is the foundation of great execution. Without it, every communication, interaction, strategy, and decision carries a hidden tax, compounding the cost and time it takes to get things done. An environment of trust, on the other hand, is a performance multiplier, one that can turn your team into an executing machine.

Many goal-oriented achievers tend to overcommit — and thus abandon their personal needs, such as health, family, friends, and fun. And because they are stretched so thin, they can’t give their best selves to those they promised to spend time with, whether it’s their clients or loved ones. Their professional calendar is often the culprit.

To be the best you that you can be, you need to know which projects, processes, and tasks sap your energy, and which ones fuel you. Here's how to assess which of your tasks are empowering you to be your best-possible self, and which ones are holding you back.

If there was one thing that I could’ve told myself as a young girl that would serve me well the rest of my life, it would be “remember to be kind to yourself at least one time a day!” Here’s a short list of some of my favorite "Be Kind to Myself" prescriptions for you to choose from, learned from mentors and my giant stack of books.

As we face the global COVID-19 crisis, we are being forced to adapt to extreme circumstances, to step out of our familiar grooves. This can also be a great opportunity to widen our lenses and consider things that might seem “crazy.” Like the neighbors in San Mateo, dancing in the street to get their dose of social, physical connection!

Sheltered in place, social distancing, roiling markets, loss, fear ... turbulent times can be a gift, but you only see it when you don a wiser set of lenses. It reminds me of a story recounted in Streams of the Desert.

When you want growth AND the freedom to take your business to new levels, what is the key? Imagine if your team members gave you their discretionary effort. Not just what they’re required to do, but to willingly and enthusiastically go beyond your expectations.

February 27, 2020

I can count so many moments in my professional career where I thought I was the only one who could do certain things. But every time I let go and gave ownership to junior team members, the freedom I experienced multiplied my energy and creativity. Here are the top ways to build a loyal team.

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