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Monday thought #11: "Let's talk about boundaries"

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #11: "Let's talk about boundaries"
12:56
 

We all have them. Some many, some less. Some are very conscious about them (not SOO many though), most only sense them when they are crossed. Some give them a lot of thought, others none. 

Boundaries.

And different people around me react VERY different to this topic. Some believe boundaries are totally overrated, others keep a whole rule book and have not the slightest bit of flexibility. 

Question is though - why do we need them at all?  What's their purpose?

AND - how do I know or explore mine (got a nice and easy tool here).

And if we know them - what do we do with them then...particularly when they are crossed?

And why is it that we let others cross those boundaries? 

Valid questions. And I'm giving it a shot to answer them in this week's Monday Thoughts. 

Let me know what you think and/or if you agree or disagree.

Enjoy! 

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Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear"

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear"
18:29
 

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 #9: "The power of response"

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #9: "The power of response"
10:55
 

Do you know the feeling when someone annoys the hell out of you or something happens that kicks you out of balance and you simply react? In a way you always do when your "buttons" are pushed. 

Leading to feeling frustrated, angry or upset - and we're quick to blame the other person or the circumstances for that. 

There is a different way though. One that gives you control and power back. 

Listen in to 

1. What the power of response is
2. The two steps necessary to access and activate it

PS: Any questions or comments - just send me a message on [email protected]

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Monday thought #8: How to improve every day immediately

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #8: How to improve every day immediately
8:56
 

 

On many days in our life and work things tend to go wrong. Not our way or simply in the wrong direction. And with it our mood gets worse and everything seems rather negative, nothing seems to go smoothly. 

Crash and burn the day?

That's one possibility.

There is another though - to brighten up the day immediately. Listen in to the (short) podcast to learn the simple but incredibly effective method which only takes a few minutes every day. And is worth every single one of it. 

Have a great week! 

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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?
10:53
 

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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Monday thought #6: How safe do you feel?

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #6: How safe do you feel?
15:46
 

Feeling safe is crucial for productivity & creativity (and joy) & the 2 reasons why it can be absent.

How safe do you feel these days? A topic that tends to come up again and again with people I talk to and is being addressed in quite a few companies right now (#psychologicalsafety).

For me, safety is mainly the absence of fear. 

 And let's face it: there are lots of things, situations and people to be afraid of or to worry about. For some people more - for some less. 

Here's my Monday thought where I talk about WHY emotional safety is so crucial, the surprising truth where it starts and comes from (and where not), and the two things that are in the way of creating it sustainably.

 Let me know what you think and if that is something you have experienced (just hit [email protected] and send me your thoughts).

#mondaythoughts #personalleadership #empowerment

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Monday thought #5: Do you love or hate adversities (and why this is even relevant)

 

What? I can't be serious, right?

Who the hell likes adversities?

Well, listen in to learn why and how they can be extremely useful and what kind of human superpower you can develop and practice while experiencing adversities. Extremely powerful how I find. And one that helped me in even seemingly catastrophic situations. 

Enjoy and let me know what other topics you'd like to hear about - just drop me an e-mail to [email protected]

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Monday thought #4: The thing that blocks so many of us from good (or better) experiences

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #4: The thing that blocks so many of us from good (or better) experiences
12:00
 

Hey, it's Monday again and time for some thoughts for the week. 

This morning I had a chat with my grown-up daughter and we came across the topic of how we often hold ourselves back and are blocked by....stuff we create ourselves. 

Creating an internal resistance, which prevents us from achieving our goals. Or from simply having good experiences or feeling good (isn't that what we all want? The feeling good part?). 

BS - that is what blocks us (and it's not what you think!!)

So, here is

- why our BS (not what you think, I swear!) is the culprit
- a little story that shows what can happen and how reality can change (to the better!) when we shift it

Enjoy!

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Monday thought #3: Are you efficient or effective?

Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #3: Are you efficient or effective?
8:15
 

Most people I talk to tell me that they have TONS to do. Not just at work, but generally in life...it looks like to-do-lists are endless for most of us and people play catch-up all the time. 

Becoming faster and better in getting through it - and often still don't achieve what they want to, as the days are too short. 

So why is that? In this short podcast I'll explain the major difference between efficient and effective and why we often mix this up. 

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Monday thought #2: Perspective is the key

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Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #2: Perspective is the key
7:23
 

Your perspective creates your reality and your experience. Which means you can change it - your perspective AND your focus.

I believe it's a superpower which - when we use it wisely - can change our life. It clearly did that for me. 

Listen in for the whole story. 

Got a comment or different opinion? Drop me an e-mail at [email protected] 

- Claudia (founder The Better Workplace)

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