Field Notes

Field Notes 9.2 How to stay grounded when the world around you isn't by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

The Systems Check: How to stay grounded when the world around you isn’t.

September 29, 2022
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We sometimes find ourselves in the path of major life circumstances beyond our control. This simple internal ‘systems-check’ can help you stay grounded. Because the first step to managing your response is understanding where you are.

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RESET Get back on track fast by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

When things go off the rails, get back on track fast with this simple reset routine.

September 27, 2022
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Are you struggling to get traction? If you’re not performing at your best, it may be time to stop struggling and reset. This simple and repeatable reset routine can be an efficient form of recovery and a precursor to great performance.

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How to master the art of sloth by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

How to master the art of sloth.

July 24, 2022
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Sloth has a bad rap. But sloth in moderation can improve your health and longevity. Turn this deadly sin into a virtue and enjoy your sloth, guilt-free.

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5 Surprising Lessons from Taking Summers Off at CathyJacob.com

5 Surprising lessons I learned from 20 years of taking summers off.

July 24, 2022
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Taking summers off when you run your own business is risky. I’ve been doing it for 20 years. Here’s why I have no regrets.

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Two secrets self-disciplined people know by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

Beware of the road marked easy. Two secrets self-disciplined people know.

June 25, 2022
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Sometimes the path marked easy is actually the fast track to somewhere much harder. Here are two secrets self-disciplined people know about the real path to greater ease.

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7 Quick and simple tips to switch from hard to easy by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

7 Quick and simple tips to switch from hard to easy.

June 15, 2022
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Sometimes making life easier isn’t as hard as you think. Here are 7 quick and simple tips to help you switch from hard to easy.

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How to stop making life harder than it needs to be by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

How to stop making your life harder than it needs to be!

June 10, 2022
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Are you sometimes your own worst enemy? Here are 4 questions you can ask yourself to break your habit of making life harder than it needs to be.

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What top performers stop doing to improve results by Cathy Jacob at cathyjacob.com

What top performers stop doing to improve their results.

May 25, 2022
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You can enhance your performance in almost any field of endeavor with this simple shift in focus.

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Inspiring advice you should ignore by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

Inspiring advice you should ignore!

May 12, 2022
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These two popular pieces of advice are meant to inspire but can point you in the wrong direction. Here’s what to do instead.

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7 Powerful questions to ask when you feel stuck by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

7 Powerful questions to ask when you feel stuck

April 23, 2022
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Not being able to see a way forward is different than not having a way forward. Here are 7 of my all time favorite questions for getting unstuck.

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Feeling stuck by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

Feeling stuck? Concrete steps you can take to get the traction you need.

April 23, 2022
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Feeling stuck is a natural part of the process of change and transition. But if you’re sick of feeling stuck, here are 5 techniques that can help you move forward.

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Begin Again by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

In the face of failure, these two words made all the difference.

April 20, 2022
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I believed that hard work, extreme preparation and control could keep me from failing. What I needed to learn was how to fail.

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