The Real Reason You Are Stressed Out

The Real Reason You Are Stressed Out

Why rest (aka brain breaks!) is at the foundation of being resilient and combating stress.  A recent Microsoft study of brain wave activity found something we all probably already knew, but seem to ignore - our brain needs a break! And not just a break, lots of them, regularly, to get back to a state of clarity, minimal stress, and relaxation. It’s what I regularly say in my resilience keynotes... the real enemy of high-performance [...]
Resilience & Productivity in “The New Normal”

Resilience & Productivity in “The New Normal”

Pivoting into more efficient routines It’s a Tuesday morning and I’ve placed my glass of water and cup of coffee on my desk. I’ve already done my morning, “I love my life” ritual, I’ve nourished my body, I’ve made sure to experience gratitude and I’ve set my intentions for how I will experience the day. And, as I settle in, I cannot help but think about how different life was a year ago.  My rituals, [...]
Staying Relevant In A Disruptive Marketplace with Garry Ridge

Staying Relevant In A Disruptive Marketplace with Garry Ridge

In business, longevity is of critical importance, even to the most prolific of ongoing concerns. This is especially true today's world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Our guest is Garry Ridge, President, CEO and Director, and Board Member of WD-40, a company founded in 1953. WD-40's longevity is no small feat in this day and age where the average age of a Fortune 500 is only eighteen years. Garry joined WD-40 in 1987 and [...]