2005: Issue 12
The other day I asked a client of mine why most of us abandon our self-improvement plans so readily and she replied, “It’s too difficult to change yourself. Who wants to work that hard? Besides, I don’t think most of us know how to go about identifying and pursuing life goals.” She was right on all counts.
Stated differently, we fail to follow through on our good intentions for several reasons:
In his essay, “What Makes You Tired – And What You Can Do About It,” 20th century entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dale Carnegie, attests that “Mental work alone can’t make you tired.” Citing multiple sources, Carnegie argues that most, if not all, fatigue that workers in good health feel stems from emotional factors.
What kinds of emotional factors tire the average person? Joy? Contentment? No, never, according to Carnegie. Boredom, resentment, anxiety, and worry top the list of emotional factors that can tire us. Feelings of futility, of not being appreciated, or of being hurried exhaust us, make us susceptible to colds, reduce our output, and send us home with nervous headaches. We get tired because our emotions produce negative tensions in the body.
When we are tired, our productivity decreases… exponentially, and our chance of error increases… exponentially. Thus, living life in a tired, depleted state is essentially robbing you of money and time. All the more reason to maintain a positive energy flow.
ABOUT Extra Ordinary Living
Taking their learning from 20+ years in corporate healthcare, Janet Crawford and David Scheiderer, MD formed Extra Ordinary Living, Inc. in 2003 with an intention of helping physicians, other healthcare professionals and their organizations identify possibilities and opportunities, remove obstacles, and ultimately, optimize results.
Usually the first question we are asked, is why Tiberius? Our trivia friends usually can identify the references……yes, Tiberius was the 2nd Roman emperor, and yes, Tiberius is the middle name of James T. Kirk from Star Trek. One of our life mottos and business principles is “to learn from the past, look to the future but live in the present;” thus, Extra Ordinary Living.
As Executive and Professional Coaches, we are trained to listen, to observe and to customize our approach to our client's needs. We provide tools, support, structure and accountability to help our clients unleash their full potential and optimize results. There are so many reasons for physicians in particular to feel disenchanted with their chosen profession, their calling. Having a coach helps them get back in touch with their passion for being a healer.
The best thing about coaching is that it is all about you and what you want. We may share our opinions and give you advice, but it is up to you to pick and choose what you want to accept. We suspend judgment and will support you in your decisions.
As Professional Speakers, our messages are inspirational while imparting useful, practical and memorable information in a fun and dynamic way to help you in your pursuit of authentic happiness, and the enjoyment of deep life experiences.
June 24, 2005
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