The Hip-Pocket Coach

Want to make your positive affirmations even more potent?

Want to make your positive affirmations even more potent? We’ve learned that your brain needs proof to make them effective. For instance: I am smart BECAUSE…(add evidence from a past experience.) But if you are only saying them a few times and never revisiting them, those affirmations may not be working in your favor. Repetition is key. It’s the way our brain learns. After all, it is how…

Engaging Your Brain to Boost Your Positive Self-talk

You really can conquer self-doubt, but you will need to supercharge your positive self-talk by engaging your brain. Today’s #NSCJournalPrompt takes you through an exercise to ensure that your positive affirmations are hitting on all cylinders. Check out more on how your brain can make the difference in your goal getting and how affirmations activate the brain’s reward centers here.  

Did you know that you can create your own success?

Try making a little progress. According to neuroscience, progress begets motivation, which begets more progress. This is the core concept of The Progress Loop. If you find that the sheer thought of that big project or major goal causes you angst, try backing up a bit, chunking that plan into bits, and taking on a little at a time. You’ve heard that “baby steps moving forward” is not…

2021 Cyber Monday No Thanks Deal

Let’s celebrate the holidays with some upward mobility and an insane Cyber Monday deal. Download the ebook version of No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself for free and unlock the code to get The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide for only $99 for a limited time. It is more than 4 hours of content drawn specifically from the bestselling book, No Thanks:…

Where does the money reside for the business minded?

  It’s impact over everything, SIs. You’re a business boss. You are focused on upward movement to senior executive leadership. If you are trying to be a social media influencer too, allow me to “unmuddy” the waters for you. As a business boss, your focus should be about generating impact that generates influence, not the other way around. God bless social media influencers, but their roles are quite…

What’s distracting you from what you really want?

Have you considered that achieving laser focus can be an act of kindness to yourself? In fact, it’s another form of radical self care because it allows you to prioritize the goals that are important to you and get them done. In fact, persistent distractions can be costly, to yourself, your life and your leadership aspirations. Think of it like this: if your goal is to be a…

Are you doing the “office housework”?

Ladies… do you pride yourself in taking copious notes in each meeting? Please stop. It’s called the “office housework” for a reason. According to research, more women than men are expected to take notes during meetings. Look, at some point you should be able to enter a meeting with complete focus, and come out knowing what you need to know and taking appropriate next steps without burying your…

Do you trust your gut?

Some of the ANTs are there for a real reason. I mentioned “survivor brain” last week. Imagine your ancestor, exposed in the bush. That sound of a twig breaking could signal a number of things. If you are a mother guarding her young, your first thought will likely be that it’s a predator. That feeling in your gut is pre-historic, and it’s caused by the ANTs—the automatic negative…

Boss Moves:  Clear Your Calendar for the Day…with no warning.

… not because your ill.… not because it’s a light day.… not because of anything……but, because you *can*. This is for the eagles out there… sheer excellence, nothing less. Select your busiest day, the morning of, and simply clear it. Then “DND”your phone and auto response or delegate your emails. Why? ✅…because you place a premium on the white space to simply think and strategize your next move✅…because…

How to de-fang your inner critic

Why do you even have limiting beliefs that hold you back? According to cognitive behavioral theory (CBT), we all have automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). In neuroscience, this is the inner critic, but guess what, she’s our “survivor brain.” I’ll have more about that on Thursday’s #NSCJournalPrompt. But here is what you need to do to silence your inner critic. Catch and control the ANTs: ✔️ Catch them early—as…

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