Category Archives: Weekly Challenges

Challenge yourself to get unstuck by stumbling on a new idea or shifting your perspective with weekly exercises.

Fighting Fear: Weekly Challenge No. 10

We all feel it on occasion: Fear. Timidity. Apprehension. Insecurity. Or perhaps the “zone of doubt and uncertainty,” as it was labeled in the previous Sigmoid Curve discussion. These human emotions are hard to fight, particularly in these times of … Continue reading

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Weekly Challenge Check-in: 66 Days to a New You

Getting unstuck in life most likely means shaking things up and breaking old habits. And as Weekly Challenge No. 6 (66 Days to a New You) outlined, breaking established patterns can be harder than once thought — even if we … Continue reading

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Fear of loss: Weekly Challenge No. 9

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” — Yoda (Yes, I admit it. I watched part of the Star Wars marathon on T.V. this past weekend.) Yoda’s words have a lot in common with Buddhist philosophy, … Continue reading

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Reconnect with an old friend: Weekly Challenge No. 8

In reevaluating our lives and how to move forward in a dreams-fulfilling way, it strikes me that there might be some wisdom in looking back. As kids, we were so pure in our thinking about what made us happy. We … Continue reading

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Knock on Wood: Negative Positives

Following are my results to Weekly Challenge No. 7. But before I type the list, I’d like to comment on the challenge itself (see challenge post here).

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Negative Positives: Weekly Challenge No. 7

I’m stealing this week’s challenge from a viral Facebook message. Instead of counting your blessings for all of the good things you have, this week count your blessings for all of the bad things that you don’t have. Migraines. Bankruptcy. … Continue reading

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66 Days to the New You: Weekly Challenge No. 6

Have you ever pledged to start a new diet, go to the gym daily or never leave a dirty dish in the sink again; your resolution lasts for a week or two, and then you’re back to your old ways? … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed at work? A 4-step Weekly Challenge No. 5.

My light week of blog posts may give you a clue as to how busy I’ve been at work lately. So when I found the following article on getting unstuck at work via four simple steps, it seemed like a … Continue reading

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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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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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