Monthly Archives: January 2011

Be the Change You Wish to See in Your Workplace: Weekly Challenge No. 4

It’s said that a rotten apple can spoil the bushel, and a rising tide can float boats. Can a small shift in attitude by one or two employees create a sea change in the larger group? In this week’s exercise, … Continue reading

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Burned out on your job? 10 surefire tactics to survive being stuck in a work rut

The Great Recession has impacted the work lives of more than just those who lost their jobs. Surveys have revealed increasingly high work dissatisfaction rates for the employed. The recession has forced many workers to face longer hours, lower pay, … Continue reading

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No, this is not a Wanted poster.

This is my attempt to answer Weekly Challenge No. 3 by doing something I typically wouldn’t because I’m not very good at it — drawing. For the record, I told a friend the general instructions of the challenge (to sing … Continue reading

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Perfectionism, Weekly Challenges

Pondering Perfect: 10 great quotes on perfectionism

“To escape criticism – do nothing say nothing, be nothing.” (Elbert Hubbard, writer/philosopher) “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” (Confucius) “Once you accept the fact you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence.”  (Rosalynn Carter, wife … Continue reading

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Practice Imperfection: Weekly Challenge No. 3

“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you that practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.” –Winston Churchill The world around us sends mixed messages on the value of being perfect. It’s implied that if … Continue reading

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Forget doing it perfectly – just do it.

It would seem I keep learning the same lesson over and over again in my life. And here it is again, arising as a first key insight as part of this Getunstuckblog.com experiment: It’s better to do something well enough … Continue reading

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If I Had a Million Dollars… Would I Still be Stuck?

Ever dream about wining the lottery as a way to get unstuck? I do. I daydream about paying off my mortgage, quitting my job, donating to my favorite nonprofits, living off interest and seeing the world. All of my problems … Continue reading

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Weekly Challenge No. 2: Getting Specific on Goals

This week’s challenge is based on the idea of getting clearer on desired goals and beginning with the end in mind (see related post: “Resolutions & Intentions: You gotta get more specific“). Think about your 2011  New Year’s Resolutions, and … Continue reading

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Resolutions & Intentions: You gotta get more specific.

Call them resolutions, intentions, goals, prayers or wish-lists… no matter the label, there’s one truth I’ve learned about voicing your dreams and plans: You gotta get more specific. Case in point: A couple of years ago, after fourteen seemingly perfect months … Continue reading

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Idea File: Get Unstuck By… Starting Your Own Business

If you’re feeling stuck in your career or in a dead-end job, then perhaps creating your own opportunity is in order. The Wall Street Journal offers 10 good reasons to start your own business in 2011.

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