Field Notes

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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A little practice to ease a big change by Cathy Jacob at cathyjacob.com

This little practice may be just what you need when facing a big change.

April 13, 2022
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Sometimes life brings you just what you need when you need it. Sharing this simple ritual with our clients was a powerful reminder of what we most needed to support our own transition.

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The shut down sequence to feel better and get more done by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

Is work overtaking your life? Get your evenings back and improve your performance with this one simple routine.

March 26, 2022
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Try the Shut Down Sequence. I used to wear my long hours and busyness as a badge of honor. I told myself it was a sign of my commitment, hard work and indispensability. Under that was a deeper worry I was disorganized and slow. These beliefs create the perfect ground conditions for work creep. Work…

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4 Simple strategies to keep work from eating into your personal time by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

4 Simple strategies to keep work from eating into your personal time.

March 25, 2022
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If your work life feels like it’s swallowing up your personal time, here are 4 simple strategies to help you reduce work creep and the stress, overwhelm and anxiety that go with it.

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Eliminate Work Creep and Reclaim Your Life by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

Eliminate Work Creep and Reclaim Your Life!

March 16, 2022
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Working long hours may be costing you more than you know. If your work is crowding out your family and leisure time, you may be experiencing work creep and there’s something you can do about it.

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Make Progress or Savor the Moment by Cathy Jacob@CathyJacob.com

Make Progress or Savor the Moment? The surprising gift in learning to do both.

March 4, 2022
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A life lived in the delicate and conscious balance of both progress and presence is a life fueled by purpose and filled with meaning. When you can both dream and be awake to the moment to moment experience of your life, surprising gifts await you.

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No is the New Yes by Cathy Jacob at CathyJacob.com

No is the new Yes: Seven ways to make space for what matters most.

February 21, 2022
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Are you sick of people telling you that you need to get better at saying no? The skill of saying no in a way that opens up more space and greater ease in your life involves more than simply a good script.

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Embrace Your Limits by CathyJacob at CathyJacob.com

Embrace Your Limits: How drawing boundaries creates more freedom and less stress.

February 15, 2022
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In a survey released in January by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the percentage of adult Canadians reporting anxiety, loneliness and depression was at its highest level since the onset of the pandemic. In the case of working adults, to what degree was the Pandemic the cause or just the straw that broke the camel’s back?

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