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Swim Lanes

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

I come from a family of swimmers.  At a point in time, all five of the siblings in my family were on swim teams.  I was the youngest at the age of six with my oldest brother being 14.  I can’t imagine the scheduling chaos in our family …

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The power of mind mapping.

Cindy Jobs Uncategorized

Sometimes making progress is really, really hard.  Even when we have a very clear idea of where we want to end up, we just can’t seem to make it through the decision-making and execution process. Why is that? There are too many options. The scope is ambiguous. We …

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“I don’t know.”

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

“I don’t know.” was one of the phrases I previously feared using the most. Now I embrace it. What did I used to think “I don’t know.” said about me? I was uninformed. I was unprepared. I wasn’t as good as someone else. I was vulnerable and weak. …

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Bucket Management

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

“I need to change everything.” This is the answer I get most often from my clients when asked what they’d like to focus on first in our coaching or organizing partnership.   But, change takes focus and we can’t focus on everything at the same time, right? One of …

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Old Dog, New Tricks

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

How often have we heard the phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Thirty years ago neural researchers would have sworn that mental development ended in your twenties.  The prevailing theory was that “the brain simply didn’t undergo any significant change in capacity after late adolescence” …

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Are you working with boulders or pebbles?

Cindy Jobs Uncategorized

Things can be so dog-gone overwhelming sometimes, can’t they? I worked with a couple clients last week that were paralyzed by their “to do” lists.  The lists were so long and the projects were so daunting that the default action was inaction. They were trying to work with …

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Are you listening?

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

Yesterday was a day full of observation and personal enlightenment. I listened to an Oprah SuperSoul podcast with Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.    Although the entire podcast was extremely interesting, at 23 minutes in, the term “compassionate listening” comes up.  This …

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Energy Management vs Time Management

Cindy Jobs Uncategorized

“I just don’t have time to . . . . . “  Go ahead, fill in the blank. Ever said that?  I’ll be you have.  I know I have. But is it time we don’t have or energy?  If we managed our energy better, would our time management …

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Smell the flowers . . . if you can find them.

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Photo: Ales Krivec Spring.  It’s refreshing.  Flowers are blooming.  Birds are singing.  Life is magical . . . if it weren’t for all that dog-gone Spring Cleaning guilt.  Clean the carpets.  Clean the windows.  Clean the garage.  Clear out the clutter. One of the quickest ways to give …

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Balance: Self Value vs Stuff Value

Cindy Jobs Organization, Uncategorized

Balance is a tricky thing.  Too much of one thing tips the scales in the other direction and we get totally out of balance. But balance is not just about stuff vs space (although stuff vs space is a huge issue for a lot of people).  For some …