Do you ever feel like you're running in circles on the "hamster wheel" of life? For many of us, it's easy to fall into the habit of doing the same thing over and over, even though our actions aren't producing the results we want. It can be difficult to break out of our normal routines and patterns of thinking. Why do we persist on the same path and expect different results? My theory is that we prefer to stick with what's comfortable and familiar, so that we can avoid the anxiety of making a change. We subconsciously value our comfort more than getting what we want. Thus, we soldier on, each time crossing our fingers, and hoping for a better outcome. A much more effective…
I know from personal experience of being a highly sensitive person that the biggest obstacles for achievement are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine our recurring thought patterns.
Are your thoughts usually positive, or do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. (more…)
Wow…I can’t believe it’s been a full year since I decided to re-launch the Highly Sensitive Person Publishing Company! As some of you may recall, I took a four-year hiatus after my mother passed away in 2014. Shortly after settling her estate, I began the daunting process of moving half-way across the country to be closer to my daughter, which is why I ended up taking such an extended leave. Coping with the loss of my mother, managing her affairs, selling my business of 35 years, leaving my home of 33 years, and moving 950 miles away was a lot to deal with in a short period of time! (more…)
Do you take advantage of two important highly sensitive person traits? Here’s some information that will get you to think more about this question.
Shark Tank judge Robert Herjavec shared some business insights with Steve Strauss of USA Today.
Q: You started with so little and became incredibly successful in business. What do you think you did right?
Robert Herjavec: There really is no silver bullet. What it took, and what it takes, is constant perseverance. You have to strive to be a little bit better every day. When I was a waiter, I wanted to be the best waiter I could be and worked to be better at it every day. You know, eventually we all get our asses kicked, so what you have to do is just to keep going, and work to improve at whatever it is you do. (more…)