Field Notes

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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Top 10 Discoveries on Growing Your Leadership by Cathy Jacob at

Top 10 discoveries on what it takes to grow your leadership.

By Cathy Jacob / November 15, 2022

What does it take to become an outstanding leader? Here are our top 10 discoveries from nearly 20 years of working with hundreds of leaders.

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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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The Greatest Superpower You Can Develop by Cathy Jacob at

The Greatest Superpower You Can Develop To Improve Your Leadership and Your Life.

By Cathy Jacob / October 19, 2022

How many of us have tried to improve our lives and reduce our stress by managing time? And yet, we’ve become more time starved and miserable. What if we’re building the wrong skill?

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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 Practice 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 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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