The COMM:PAKT advise of the week: Focus on the satisfiables! There are direct reports, clients and stake holders who are nearly impossible to satisfy. How often, despite the huge amount of effort involved, we do our utmost to satisfy them anyway. Because that can become addictive. It can also help us elevate our standards to … Continue reading Satisfying the unsatisfiables
The COMM:PAKT advise of the week: Enjoy the journey! Something that stuck in my mind when I read a chapter of Tal Ben-Shahar’s book The Pursuit of Perfect was that the Perfectionist cannot enjoy the here and now because they are too focused on the goal. According to Ben-Shahar, the only thing that matters is … Continue reading The Perfect Journey
The COMM:PAKT announcement of the month: THE WORLD HAS CHANGED! Where does our true superiority now lie? Human intelligenceHuman friendliness Cooperation, collaboration and community create a sense of possibility that can go a long way. That doesn’t make it easier, but it’s our best way out of this mess.
The COMM:PAKT answer to that question: That really depends. If you mean, “Is everything going to be the way it was and the way I would really truly like it to be?” then hey, the answer is no. The answer to that question is always no and it always has been no. If you mean, “Is … Continue reading Is everything going to work out just fine in the end?
The COMM:PAKT message of the week: Be proud of yourself! Today I handed in my two term papers I had worked on the last couple of weeks. It was an exhausting time – reading and writing from morning ‘til evening, having no real breaks or weekends in between. But today, finally, I send them off. … Continue reading Be Proud of Yourself
The COMM:PAKT tip of the week: Treat it like avocado time! You know how some anecdotes stick in your mind and pop up at specific moments, for me this one pops up when I'm leading group sessions: the perfect avocado challenge. Those of you who are avocado lovers already know the dilemma: from too hard … Continue reading The Perfect Avocado Challenge
The COMM:PAKT questions of the week: Are you dealing with change? How’s it going for you? Since COVID-19, the one thing we all have in common is having to deal with change. However, change can take many forms and the time it takes for an individual to reach the level of acceptance varies. An unforeseen … Continue reading The Five Universal Stages of Grief
While working with different clients this week, overthinking surfaced its ugly head more than once so... Are you Overthinking the Big Decisions? Of course thoughtful deliberation is an essential quality that can help you move forwards towards specific outcomes. But, what happens when it nose-dives into overthinking? PARALYSIS, that's what. How about 3 steps to … Continue reading Overthinking Big Decisions?
Do you know that feeling: You have set a goal and you’ve promised to yourself that this time you would definitely follow through with it?! But then there’s this situation when you just cannot find the motivation to keep on track. You start looking for excuse and in the end, you are only frustrated because … Continue reading Attention please
The COMM:PAKT tip of the week: Be the best version of yourself! Watching world events dramatically play out, we often find ourselves trying to guess what's up ahead. Ok, 2 thoughts here: Everyone does it and nobody is very good at it. We visualize, speculate, catastrophize, glorify ... When we see something different, we rework … Continue reading Drama up ahead