Field Notes

The key to lasting self-confidence by Cathy Jacob at

This Simple Question Holds the Key to Lasting Self-Confidence

By Cathy Jacob / January 18, 2023

How can you build lasting self-confidence? For many of us, self-confidence is fleeting. Often, when you need it most, it evaporates.

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The surprising truth about New Year's resolutions by CathyJacob at

The Surprising Truth About New Year’s Resolutions

By Cathy Jacob / January 5, 2023

New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rap. But in fact, they can give us a psychological edge. Here’s how you can make New Year’s resolutions work for you.

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Confessions of a not so lovely girl by Cathy Jacob at

Confessions of a (not so) Lovely Girl

By Cathy Jacob / December 15, 2022

Beating yourself up because the holidays are coming and you don’t have your act together? Meet Lovely Girl, the inner critic who steals Christmas.

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You don't need a personality transplant to lead by Cathy Jacob at

You don’t need a personality transplant to be a good leader.

By Cathy Jacob / November 24, 2022

Are people telling you, you need to change who you are to be a good leader? Read here for another perspective.

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10 ways to get the benefits of meditation without meditating at

10 ways to get the benefits of meditation without meditating.

By Cathy Jacob / October 28, 2022

If a regular meditation practice is not in the cards for you, here are 10 ways to get the benefits of mindfulness without sitting on a cushion.

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Tips for the reluctant meditator by Cathy Jacob at

Tips for the reluctant meditator.

By Cathy Jacob / October 27, 2022

If you’d rather sit in the dentists’ chair than on a meditation cushion, here are some tips to make it easier.

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

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

By Cathy Jacob / September 29, 2022

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

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

By Cathy Jacob / September 27, 2022

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

How to master the art of sloth.

By Cathy Jacob / July 24, 2022

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

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

By Cathy Jacob / July 24, 2022

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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