Are You a Victim of Unrealistic Expectations?

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant One weekend my wife and I decided to take down three small trees in our yard.  We discussed hiring somebody to remove the trees but guessed it would cost $600 and decided to save that money for something else.  After working for 12 hours the trees were down […]

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How to Identify Assumptions

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant Introduction As we move about our day we constantly face unknowns.  To get past these uncertainties we make assumptions.  The assumptions we consciously make are usually not so dangerous because we are well aware of them.  It is the assumptions we don’t recognize that most often get us […]

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Five Techniques to Manage Your Stress

Life is busy and for many of us that’s particularly true at work. I can’t think of a client I’ve worked with in the last 10 years where the employees didn’t feel at least a little over worked. A little bit of tension and stress can be motivating and can drive some creativity but the old cliche of “doing more with less” seems to have become the new normal. With all this extra pressure sooner or later we’re bound to feel a little stressed out. Having a few coping mechanisms can help, at least in the short term.

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