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Choose Your Mood Wisely

By Melissa Eisler |

Whether you have a large or small reason for being in a funk, you have the power to shift your attitude. Follow these four steps to choose your mood so it’s helpful to you and accomplishing your goals.

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How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler |

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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6-Step Plan to Design a Balanced Calendar

By Melissa Eisler |

What is the cost of being so busy? If you find yourself drowning in a packed calendar and want to break the habit, follow these steps to tune into what matters most and design your time accordingly.

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Mind to Focus

By Melissa Eisler |

Distractions derail you from tackling your to-do list. Here are seven ways to minimize the interruptions you encounter when you’re sitting down to concentrate so you can stay in the zone.

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Lessons in Happiness

By Melissa Eisler |

If you could pinpoint one thing that makes you happy, what would it be? Find out what the research team at Harvard discovered after sifting through data from a 75-year study on happiness.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler |

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler |

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

By Melissa Eisler |

In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

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18 Insightful Questions to Help You Steer Your Year

By Melissa Eisler |

There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to assess how things are going, reset your intentions, and find focus. Take some time to consider these important questions to make sure you’re participating in the direction of your life.

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A Meditation to Overcome Perfectionism

By Melissa Eisler |

It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.

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Podcast Pick: Can Slowing Down Make You More Creative?

By Melissa Eisler |

Psychologist Adam Grant says slowing down — even procrastinating — can incite more creativity and original thinking. Check out his fascinating and hilarious story as he put his Type A personality to the test of procrastination and reveals how this “slowing down” works so well.

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Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler |

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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Video: How Does Your Body Language Shape You?

By Melissa Eisler |

In this Ted Talk, Amy Cuddy reveals that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how we feel about ourselves. Find out how to gain confidence and lower stress with just two minutes in a power pose.

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6 Ways Nature Can Boost Your Energy and Ease Stress

By Melissa Eisler |

Looking for a prescription to de-stress and gain energy? Try a daily dose of the outdoors. Research says it can boost your energy and improve your physical and mental health. Here are six ways to fit your nature quota into your routine.

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Language Overhaul: Transform Your Shoulds Into Wants

By Melissa Eisler |

Shoulds feels heavy, like an obligation. They imply something that you look forward to being over. Here’s how to use more positive language to infuse some positivity and motivation into your to-dos.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler |

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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How to Boost Your Productivity with EQ

By Melissa Eisler |

It may seem like a stretch to say you can boost your productivity with emotional intelligence. On the surface, emotions don’t seem relevant to productivity. But research will tell you otherwise—EQ plays a significant role getting stuff done.

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As an ICF Certified Executive Coach, Melissa partners with leaders to develop their executive presence, strategic and systems thinking, resilience, communication skills, and influence in order to reach their goals. Melissa is passionate about supporting leaders and teams on their growth journeys toward greater impact, more collaborative teams, and stronger results.