How to interrupt negative patterns

How to Interrupt Negative Patterns

When unfavorable situations, actions, and emotional conflicts happen again and again in your life — same scene, different characters — there’s a good chance you are in the presence of a negative “pattern.”

Some examples of these negative patterns are: picking the wrong partner, constant conflict with your co-workers, family members, teammates, or coaches, and people-pleasing.

At best, these negative patterns cause frustration. At worst, they cause undue suffering, uphill struggle, sometimes even death.

The good news is you have the power to change these negative patterns.

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Bounce Back: Developing Emotional Resilience

Major disruptions are a “gotcha” we all experience at one time or another in our lives. We get fired, laid off, or passed over; a loved one dies, leaves, or gets in trouble; you get injured before a big game, you don’t make the team, or you miss the winning shot. The list, unfortunately, is endless.

For some, the impact of these hard times is overwhelming. Recovery, if it comes at all, can be painfully slow. Others show resilience and are admirably able to glide through these times fairly easily, bouncing back to a normal life again quickly. Resilience—the strength required to adapt to change—acts as our internal compass so we can resourcefully navigate an upset.
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It’s Time to Clear The Chaos

Do you find you are stressed, stuck, and held back from achieving success?

Are you unable to achieve your goals in business, sports, or life because you lack focus, feel overwhelmed, and are in a stuck state?

Many people have a hard time clearing the chaotic thoughts in their minds and get easily distracted. It was found that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those thousands of thoughts, 80% were negative, and 95% were the same repetitive thoughts as the day before. How we think determines our outlook on each day which can affect our ability to succeed.
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How to Bounce Back from Defeat

I love watching a great performance or match. The most recent U.S. Open had me glued to the court. As I watched our Canadian tennis players lose in the U.S. Open, I also witnessed them accept their defeat with grace and respect for their opponent.

The sting of defeat is not easy, and some people will agonize over it and blame themselves for an unfavourable outcome. The negative emotions that arise such as anger, resentment, or sadness can consume you when defeat occurs. This is understandable.

Those with goals – some very BIG goals – put in a lot of work, effort, and time dedicated to achieving the results. Sacrifices are made to succeed. When it doesn’t play out the way you wanted, it can be devastating. When a loss occurs, it can be hard to accept.

How does one deal with defeat and bounce back?
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7 Lessons Olympians can teach you blog

7 Lessons Olympians Can Teach You

After an unprecedented year-long delay, the Tokyo Olympics have begun this summer. This year we are unsure of what to expect as we are still living in a pandemic. Many love to watch the Olympics, as I do, and I appreciate it even more having worked with many great athletes.

There are 33 different sports in which we can watch the best compete for their countries hoping to stand on the podium to receive the bronze, silver, or gold medal.

Do you want to learn from the Olympians how to be the best? Do you know what makes them Masters of Performance and the ability to achieve Greatness?

Here are 7 Lessons they can teach you!
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5 Tips to Survive & Thrive This Summer

Are you wondering how you will survive the summer and avoid burnout or a slump OR are you excited counting the days until vacations start and life gets back to normal?

If you are going to focus on work or sports, you may want to develop a plan for the summer months that will minimize disruption and maximize your opportunities during the hot season.

With a bit of forward planning, you can make your summer sizzle with great results.
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5 Strategies to Stay Pumped and Focused during Pandemic

Living in a pandemic right now is something that is a little scary and has definitely changed people’s focus. When things will return to what was familiar and normal is an unknown.

People’s lives have been altered, businesses have shut down, social calendars are empty, and playing sports halted. Roles have also changed, parents have become teachers to help their children learn online, commuters roll out of bed into their home office, and smiling faces are covered by masks. Activities like travel and socializing, which brought people joy and happiness, have been taken away. With the limitations and the distractions, stress levels have increased and the future impact of this is unimaginable.
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Do you Feel Loved and Appreciated - 5 Love Languages

Do You Feel Loved & Appreciated?

February is the month of Love and some will celebrate romance on February 14th, Valentine’s day. Do you?

I’m a romantic at heart so I like to plan something even for my co-workers or my teams. I value my team and want them to feel appreciated. Can you feel the love at work or with others?

We all experience love – or let’s say for work or from a team perspective, we can experience appreciation. Everyone has different ways that they feel appreciated at work or on a team.
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