Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Don’t Forget to Breathe

May 30th, 2014 by Marcy Schwab

We hear a lot about mindfulness and living in the moment. Some people get it and others want to get it. This morning, I woke up and walked into the room of each of my kids. Both were still sleeping (it was 6:30AM, after all). I noticed their expressions, their body position, their breathing patterns. […]

Why You’re Not Reinventing Yourself

May 13th, 2014 by Marcy Schwab

You can go to any bookstore in the self help section and find many books on the topic of reinventing yourself.  Doing an Amazon search of the term, “Reinventing Yourself”, turned up book after book with those words in the title.  Including, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reinventing Yourself by Jeff Davidson.  Really?  There’s even an Idiot’s […]

The Power of “And”

April 9th, 2014 by Marcy Schwab

I want you to notice how often you say something and then add a “but” before finishing your thought. What are you doing when you insert “but” into a sentence? You are invalidating the comment that comes before it. Not only that, you are thinking about what’s not possible versus what is. There is a […]

Leading (and not Managing) Through Change: Part II

March 14th, 2014 by Marcy Schwab

Change is scary and often very difficult. But change brings possibility and opportunity. We can either let it happen to us or we can embrace and take advantage of whatever prospects it affords us. How can we take advantage of our new situation?

Leading (and not Managing) Through Change: Part I

March 5th, 2014 by Marcy Schwab

Nothing meaningful happens without change.  Change.  It is one of the most dreaded words in most organizations. Why do people get worked up over change and why does all work seem to stop in anticipation of changes that inevitably will happen? Managing through change is one of the business world’s most difficult management challenges. At […]

The Beautiful Experiment

January 23rd, 2014 by Marcy Schwab

On Facebook this week, I posted: “Like this post and I will write something beautiful about you.”

The Positive Project

December 2nd, 2013 by Marcy Schwab

I have plans to write about quite a number of blog posts on the concept of positivity. I don’t just plan to write about them, but I plan to live them and relay my findings. Topics that range from taking a positive approach to everyday communication to the contemplation of the idea of what you stand for (it can’t be negative, can it?)

Defining Success

December 1st, 2013 by Marcy Schwab

Are you successful? Think about it for just a minute. What was your quick answer? What if you think about for more than a second? What a loaded question.