Welcome to 2018!!!
We made it!
We are looking forward to great things and learning together through this year!
It is that time of year again… you’ve been invited to your companies holiday party.
Surviving or thriving at holiday parties doesn’t seem to ever get any easier.
We’ve got lots of suggestions here!
And, if you need a quick reference:
Starters: Need a topic to talk about? People LOVE to talk about themselves.
You can try something like “I am trying to figure out what to do for next year’s summer vacation – what’s your favorite vacation spot? Any recommendations?”
Stoppers: Politics – if you can, we’d highly recommend not to go there!
Stallers: In the middle of a conversation that’s not going well?
You can always use the bathroom as your friend. Excuse yourself, head to the bathroom for a quick moment, and then rejoin a different group.
Good luck and have fun!
In two days, we will officially enter 2017!
Here at Coaching Right Now we are all focused on personal development – asking ourselves the question, “How can I be better than I currently am?”
We come from the philosophy that we are all ALWAYS learning, growing, and changing. And that regardless of where we are in our lives, we can all continue to learn and grow.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at different ways we can commit to growing over the next year.
Ready? We sure are!
We wish you a safe and fabulous New Year’s celebration. Let’s make 2017 amazing!
Somehow it is already mid-December — WOW!
These next few weeks are exciting and stressful as they are filled with days off, celebrations, times with family and friends, AND hitting all those year-end deliverables!
This afternoon, let’s plan the rest of the year. Where to start?
Try working through some of the questions below:
By taking the time to plan out the next two weeks, you may save yourself the stress of wondering how you’ll get everything done!
That way, you may ACTUALLY be able to relax and enjoy your time off.
YOU deserve it!
This time of year can be so interesting. Our time is filled with stuffing ourselves full of delicious foods and navigating our way through stores to try to “find the best deals”.
Often times, as we are spending more time with those in our personal lives, those who we work with see a bit of a different picture.
We are trying to get out a little early… and it can be so easy to:
Sound a little familiar?
As we are entering into the home stretch of 2016, let’s challenge each other to stay present in each moment.
You totally want (and need) to leave early, and if you are feeling flustered or pressured, take a big- deep breath, and choose to be present in the moment.
Re-center yourself and *think* about what you are going to say before letting the words come out.
Choosing to do this may help you to keep those relationships supported while also communicating what you need to in the moment.
Often people go through their days feeling unseen or unheard.
We. Are. Just. So. Busy. that generally we are focusing on ourselves: where we need to be, what we need to do, and the list goes on!
Today- the United States is celebrating Veteran’s day and choosing to intentionally say “Thank you” to all those who chose the lives of others above their own.
And, we’d encourage you to do the same.
In the days ahead consider the impact of saying “thank you” to those who you work with often.
Choosing to say “thank you” is choosing to say “I see you and all the work you’ve been doing”.
It is the Friday before Labor Day weekend… with a much deserved extra day off!
Check out your to-do list, rock out what is mission critical, and leave work on time today!
You have been working hard all year so take your 3 day weekend to rest, relax, and recover to come back next week with restored energy and drive!
You’ve got this!
To all our American friends, Happy 4th of July weekend!
It’s so easy on weekends like this to just enjoy the sales and extra day off work.
And, let’s face it, all the decisions the Founding Fathers made feel removed from our everyday life.
What is amazing about this group of people is that they chose to stand for something they believed in.
Against all odds, they thought it better for the United States to declare its independence from Britain, and then did something about it.
Though we are living over 200 years later, we have the opportunity to stand up for something we believe in.
This could be the next time you notice one of your peers making a decision that doesn’t align with your companies values to choose to say “Hey, I noticed that you’re doing X and I am wondering…”
Or, you’re on a product development team and your most recent development was shot down but you believe this direction is the one to go towards. Instead of choosing to let it go you can research and go back to your boss about why this should be considered.
We are all faced with those moment at work when something “just doesn’t sit right” with us.
Next time that happens, instead of just brushing that feeling off, think about what is it you have the opportunity to stand up for.
THE HOLIDAY PARTY!!!!
The. Holiday. Party………………
Do the three words ‘company’ ‘holiday’ and ‘party’ in the same sentence make you break out in hives? Or do you look forward all year to being able to hang with your work friends in a pretty cool (or different) location?
Now that you’re here (and lookin’ mighty festive, I might add!) – now what? How do you survive (and thrive!) at your company holiday party? We’ve got some conversation starters, stoppers, and stallers to help!
Starters: Need a topic to talk about? People LOVE to talk about themselves. Try these questions!
Don’t know the person you’re talking to very well?
Worked with them on a few projects, but want to get to know them more?
Stallers: In the middle of a conversation that’s not going well? Try these!
We hope these help you survive (and thrive!) at your company’s holiday party.
Have an awesome time!
The holidays. A fabulous time of festivities, cheer, and well – holiday presents for your Direct Reports.
Shopping for your DR’s can be tricky. How do you get them something that shows you care and appreciate them, but not break the bank?
ESPECIALLY for those who you’ve worked with for a while (they do very much appreciate that Starbucks gift card, but really- 5 years in a row?!).
We put together a list of resources that should get your holiday-shopping juices flowing – organized by the types of personalities you work with.
Is their coveted desk display a signed John Elway picture? This sports lover would love an NFL blanket (it’s the best way to watch sports games at home):
Do they always give thoughtful but funky gifts for the Secret Santa at work? This place is great for the person who likes those things you can never find in the store:
Do you feel like you’ve stepped into a Restoration Hardware catalog when you walk past their pod? For the decorator, this site could be a cool option:
Is their favorite out-of-work activity to head to the spa? Try candles with a totally different flare:
When they plan a happy hour, does it tend to ere on the side of a fun, relaxed wine bar? Why not get them what they love?
Do they come back from vaca pumped about their service trip they just went on? Try this website allows you to give money to a cause and then track the progress it is making:
Check these out and see if you can find something interesting. And, be sure to let us in on your great holiday gift ideas too!