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Month: September 2014

  • Mindful Monday, April 13, 2020

    Toogood Consulting has partnered with Johnston Group to provide support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Twice a week we will be sharing short emails that highlight mental health resources and tools (Mindful Mondays) and another aimed at sharing experiences (quirky, funny, heartwarming, scary, etc.) related to our current reality (Thriving Thursdays).

    Mindful Monday, April 13, 2020

  • Mental Skills Living

    We often talk about the idea of mental skills training. Perhaps we invest for a bit of time, stop doing it and the benefits go away, so we get frustrated and abandon it altogether. But maybe we need to recognize that mental-skills-training is more a way of life? I think it makes more sense to figure out how you work. Continually learn about your vulnerabilities. And, rather than get frustrated every time they show up, notice your patterns and learn to manage them better. Challenge yourself to live a bit more fully each day by always learning how to get better.

  • Staff as unique assets

    In high performance sport, athletes are seen as assets.  They bring a unique skill to the table and it is highly valued.  They run fast or jump far.  And we do not think anyone else can do it as well as them.  As such, we spend a great deal of time doing whatever we can to maximize the potential of this person.  We see them as irreplaceable.  No one else can do this skill as well as them, and as such we work with them to become their best.  In work, do we do the same?  Do we view each employee as a unique asset?  Do we know each employee well enough to understand what they bring and how they can help make this place better?  Do we create opportunity for them to bring their unique skills or gifts to the table?  How much time to we spend truly understanding this person and how to maximize their performance?  Perhaps it is worth the investment.  Maybe we can work to bring the best athlete out of everyone?  And if we do, we both win.  If we operate from the standpoint that this person brings unique value, maybe they will believe that and do just that each day.

  • Choosing your reality!

    I am reading the book “Success through stillness” (by Russell Simmons).  Meditation is a tool that allows you to choose the reality you want to live in.  Below is a clip from an athlete who took the reigns on determining what they wanted their reality to be: