My name is TerryAnn and I am struggling to overcome feeling like an imposter. Do you experience the same? Have you ever felt like you don’t belong, or everyone is going to find out that you don’t deserve your achievements? If you can relate to those feelings of chronic self-doubt, you too, may be experiencing […]
This is a creative problem-solving method that lets you quickly switch from one perspective to another to see all the different sides of the problem and come up with a solution that helps everyone. With this problem-solving skill, you view the situation from different hats, changing the hat to view the situation from various perspectives.
How can walking away possibly be an effective problem-solving tool? That sounds an awful lot like quitting. Instead of quitting, think of it as taking a break from trying to solve the problem you are working on. A short lesson in Psychology 101 explains that your mind works on two separate levels, the conscious and
One of the best ways to understand a problem and come up with new ways to possibly solve it is to perform a what-if analysis. This process if often used in works of research and development to determine possibilities of failure. This is not a complicated process to master and is truly a creative problem-solving
We face problems and conflicts every day. How do you respond when faced with difficulties? One of the most common and creative problem-solving skills is called Brainstorming. You have probably heard the word used in seminars and meetings in an effort to bring about a consensus. Being common doesn’t mean it is unimportant. It works,
Psychiatrist Neel Burton M.D. has many tips on how to alleviate and manage stress. Among them is a simplification. Burton feels making lifestyle changes such as simplifying our daily lives can be very beneficial. Decreasing our to-do list or choosing just one battle at a time are certainly good ways to de-stress and simplify our
When you look around your home what do you see? If you see surfaces covered with things you forgot you had or never needed you may be living a cluttered life. My husband tells me there is no horizontal surface free of my clutter. OUCH! There are television shows that literally deal with hoarding and
Sometimes life can be complicated and there is nothing you can do about. The last two years have certainly confirmed this. Perhaps your complicated life comes from the family you were born into, your genetics, or even a mess you may have gotten yourself into. I am here to tell you, THIS IS OKAY!! A
5 Ways to Develop Positive Thinking How is your day going? Is it one of those blah days when you wish you could say something more than a mumbled ‘fine’ when asked ‘how are you?’ Everything isn’t fine, but you know that is the proper response. What if you could actually say ‘fine’ and mean
Has anyone ever told you that you have a bad attitude? Or maybe you think you have a bad attitude? Would you be surprised to find out that your attitude is created largely in part because of your thoughts? It’s true. The way that you think can be directly attributed to the way you act. Thought
Who am I write a blog? What makes me think I have anything someone else wants to hear? Write a book? People will look at my name on the author line and say ‘who does she think she is writing a book?’ What if I go to that networking meeting and people find out I
Most of us avoid discomfort at all costs. It’s the biggest limiting factor for most people. If you could handle discomfort better, you would never procrastinate, never quit a diet, exercise every day, and complete everything you ever wanted to accomplish. You would most likely live a much more exciting life. Follow this process to
Sometimes it’s hard to look on the bright side even when things are going fairly well. When you’re going through tough times, gaining the “glass is half full” mentality can be a feat in itself! Don’t Get Overwhelmed When you’re in the middle of a stressful situation, it’s important to disallow over-anxious and over-analyzed thoughts.
It is said that KNOWLEDGE is having the right answer and that INTELLIGENCE is asking the right question. I am learning the hard lesson – it is ok, and even good, to ask questions. It is hard to ask a question. When something is being explained, and I ask a question, the other person can
I came across a quote this past week that started me thinking back over failures in my life with a new light. Failure does not define me. Failure refines me. So many things I have tried, experienced, attempted did not turn out the way I wanted them to. There were times I chose to accept