Life Planning & Self Discovery

Life is Short: Simple Actions that Support Your Values

Every once in a while we’re brought face-to-face with the fact that life is short and unpredictable, and each day we let go by is gone forever. While making big life changes can be daunting, what if you had an easy way to bring your life more in line with your core values in just a few minutes each day? Our latest blog post introduces five simple exercises you can do in 5 to 15 minutes to start living a more values-based life today, no matter how busy you are.

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How to Change a Negative Behavior Pattern

At Nahid Coaching & Mentoring, one key lesson we keep coming back to is around negative behavior patterns and how they are often driven by a deeper negative belief system. For example, procrastination might be the result of a set of beliefs ranging from, “I do my best work under deadline pressure” to “I don’t have what it takes to do a good job right now” or “other people are not allowing me the time I need to get this done”. On the surface these might sound like lame excuses, but a pattern of procrastination can be very hard to escape, creating a feeling of being trapped in the habit. Regardless of how lame the “excuses” may sound, they are often real enough to control one’s behavior.

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The Power of Humility in Leadership

What is the power of humility? Why is it important in leadership? And how do you develop the kind of humility that makes you a better leader? These are tougher questions than you might imagine because humility, like authenticity, is a characteristic. You probably already know someone who talks about authenticity a lot but doesn’t seem authentic at all. Humility is even harder. Well it was for me at least. First, the concept is pretty hard to get.  We know that confidence is actually one of the most important qualities of a leader, and on the surface humility seems to be almost the opposite of confidence.

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Practical Steps to Following your Passion

Finding your passion does not have to be an unrealistic “risk it all” endeavor. The best way to start the process is to identify your strengths and values and then brainstorm on different ways to incorporate them into your life. You may find that there are many more options than you thought, and although the process is a journey, each step you take brings more engagement, joy and energy your life. Are you ready to take the next step?

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