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Monday thought #18: The Power of Daily Intention Setting

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #18: The Power of Daily Intention Setting
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Waking up in the morning and reaching for the phone is really easy. Even easier to quickly check the e-mails and being immediately sucked in by all the demand coming from right, left and center.

Or reading something that immediately could ruin my day.

Been there, done that.

I used to stumble into my days like that.

Of course I planned and (almost) always had my "to-do" lists and made an effort to work through them. Most days though it did not work out. Too many distractions, too many things to do anyway.

Leaving me exhausted and dissatisfied….mostly with myself.

The rare days where everything went smoothly were great but the exception.

So I asked myself the question: What if more days could be smoother, go in the direction I'd like them to go and feel great at the end of it?

The power of INTENTION SETTING

Some years ago then  - during one of the courses I attended - I heard about intention setting.

Yeah - great.... another tool (how many "productivity tools do you...

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Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear"

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear"
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Fear is the worst advisor in our life. And often people pay attention to it or their decisions are influenced by it without even realizing that it's fear they're listening to.

Been there, done that - and sometimes still do (when my awareness is lacking!). 

Fear is a common and daily companion for most people....and let's face it... it has its place and can prevent us from taking unnecessary risks...like crossing a motorway during rush hour.

The sensation of fear does not distinguish though between an actual threat to our life....or an emotional threat. It simply kicks in - worst case with dire consequences for our life costing us more than we care to admit.

Listen in to learn:

1. Why fear is such a bad advisor
2. The 4 main costs we pay for letting fear reign
3. The 2 major ingredients of the alternative way

PS: If you have any comments or questions, just drop me an e-mail at [email protected]

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Monday thought #7: Is it the truth or just a story?

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #7: Is it the truth or just a story?
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I bet you've experienced something like that:  Maybe someone walks out of a presentation you're giving without an explanation, or someone simply does not show up for a meeting...or a (close) colleague just passes you in the hallway and utterly ignores you - not even saying hi. 

The brain (and the emotions) react very quickly and throw up a story. One that explains what just happened. And hardly ever it is in our favour. Sounds familiar? 

The question is though: is it really the truth? Or maybe just a story?

Listen in to my Monday thoughts where I address:

 - what and why this happens
- the dangers of our stories
- and what's the best way of dealing with it

Have a great week and see you soon.

- Claudia
(Founder The Better Workplace)

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Watch What Kind of Energy You Bring into a Room

 

What energy do you bring into the room (or situation)?

Huh? Is that important?

YES - absolutely.

This Saturday I experienced quite a backlash while not being aware of my own energy.

With quite some consequences.

The (almost magical) power of that and how to do it, I'm explaining here in this short video.

And as always: the first step is AWARENESS. As we cannot change what we don't even know....and then we're only surprised by or suffer from the results.

Let me know your experiences with that in the comments.

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