Balance Bite Number 1
1. Managing Expectations
2. The Online Coaching Clinic
3. Quote of the Week
It was a
pleasure to work with you August 11th as we kicked off the Do it
ON Purpose program. This email includes your first of 26 Balance
Bites, an e-course that is part of the program.
-Marjorie Shore M.S.W.
expectations, your own, your boss's and those of your family is
an essential skill to balance your life.
expectations will help you to create a safe space to blossom in
your own expectations:
We all have a habit of comparing our developing skills with
someone else's already developed skills. This is not comparing
a whole person to another whole person but rather the best of
another with a developing skill of ours. This is a perfect recipe
to feel "less than" and anxious all the time.
Make sure you are being honest with yourself around a learning
curve time table. This might come up around doing a task for
the first time, working with a new partner, or learning a
new recipe. Make sure you give yourself enough room to learn,
grow and blossom with new challenges.
your boss's expectations:
Get a good brief. Make sure you know exactly what is expected
and by when. If it is a long project, establish review sessions
where you can get feedback on the work you have done to date.
Learning as you go along will make the last part of the project
quicker and less tense than the beginning.
This is where you need support from your partner and confidence
in yourself. Make sure you are making realistic promises. Give
yourself some learning space. Learn how to push back when the
expectation is unrealistic.
to negotiate in order to establish realistic deadlines and
a trusting relationship.
or stages of family life will always present challenges and
new learning. This is the good news. The more experience you
get under your belt the quicker your confidence will grow.
In this case the emotional reaction of mild anxiety is normal.
It is the signal that you are doing the new learning to grow
into a confident professional, parent and partner.
The Online Coaching Clinic
Go to The
Online Coaching Clinic and look for these helpful modules:
Time Last Longer:
Getting organized by. . . Handling Multiple Projects
Coping better by. . . Letting
Go of Unhelpful Beliefs
Quote of the
are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and
after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the
- Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)
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