A Short Reminder to Put Work Into Perspective By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. – Bill Watterson Over the last years, I’ve studied […]Read More Put Systems in Place: Are You Living to Serve Your Business, or Are You Working to Serve Your Life?
ON SYMPTOMATIC AND FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTIONS All too often we are in a rush. We choose fast food over long-term well-being or we lie to preserve peace. However, a lot of short-term decisions create a burden later on. What if the lie is revealed? I assume we all like problems to be fixed quickly. Some argue […]Read More Shifting The Burden – Why Quick Fixes Bear The Risk To Make Things Worse
WHEN FACING RESISTANCE DON’T PUSH HARDER, REMOVE THE LIMITING FACTORS There are limits to growth. We see this in health, relationships, work performance or business. Product sales stagnate after flying high. Teams or individuals improve until they plateau. The changes in your diet help reduce weight until outcomes flatten. Plants grow until the pot is […]Read More Limits To Growth: When Pushing Harder Doesn’t Do The Job
THERE IS NO PROBLEM UNTIL WE SAY IT IS With diseases, we can speak of a double character. First, there is a biological deviation. Then your doc labels that deviation as an illness. It’s a two-step process. I believe, Eliot Freidson was first to make this distinction. He is considered to be the founder of […]Read More On the Power of Labels, and Why We Must Choose Them Carefully
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HABIT FORMATION I believe we tend to shy away from changing behavior. Exercising more, getting fit, or eating better are often perceived as huge tasks. But they don’t have to if you follow a few simple principles, and take an incremental approach. The crux comes down to, what Franz Kafka would have […]Read More How to Make a Healthy Habit
HOW TO LEVERAGE THE SCIENCE OF MOTIVATION TO MAKE EXERCISE FUN AND EASY “Push Or Pull”? Exercise for many is just another to do we have to fit into our schedules. Often we dread exercise because we’ve not found a way to make it fun and less of a to do. We have to keep “pushing” […]Read More The Smart Way To Approach Fitness: 4 Principles
HOW TO CREATE THE HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACES WE SO DESPERATELY NEED Health has become a guiding theme in modern society. Public interest proves that. So does the increasing interest in the work domain. However, there is a huge gap between the need for health promotion and supply of activities to meet this need – […]Read More Forget The Stress, Focus On Commitment