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Questioning Leads to Understanding

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance. 

child questionSome of the greatest minds in the world make a habit of doing the same thing- asking questions. We have a short time on this earth, and if we aren’t constantly curious, then we aren’t truly engaged. With so many viewpoints, cultures and ways of understanding the world, to assume that we have conquered understanding is to severely limit our development.

I try to treat every day as an adventure and appreciate the opportunities I have to explore. I’ve found that this has given me a more meaningful, interesting and fun life.

Especially as I’ve watched my children grow, I have a fresh appreciation for maintaining a childlike sense of wonder. Imagination is the heart of innovation and invention comes from asking questions.

So get in the habit of indulging your curiosity and trying to learn as much as we can to achieve success and know ourselves.

You will never achieve success if you don’t ask questions every step of the way. If you don’t question your actions you won’t know if you are on the right track until it is too late and that could prove to be costly to your ambitions. Questioning your actions and motives will also give you a better understanding of yourself.

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Three Steps to Be Calm When You’re Angry

Anger-Management_o_94581Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

At some point, everyone gets angry. The way you handle anger, though, is what distinguishes you as a respectable or an unreasonable person.

In both the office and home setting, the key to maintaining a happy life is to form good relationships with others. If you are the type of person that blows up or holds onto anger, most people won’t want you to be in their close circle.

To successfully handle your anger, try following these three steps.

1.)    Access just how ticked off you are.

Understanding why and how much is the first step to controlling the issue with class. To treat anger with the same regard each time you have an issue will most likely lead to pent up frustration because you really haven’t addressed each incident for what it is. To respect the emotions you have you is key to working through them.

2.)    Take a moment to chill out and chew on it.

We’ve all heard the advice to count to ten, but I think you should go a step further, and if possible, and take a day. Obviously, there are times when you can’t take that much time. Working in a restaurant or dealing with a difficult coworker often requires instant reactions. In that case, take a breath and try to mentally separate yourself from the situation and your anger to respond as calmly as you can. However, if the issue is a big one and you have the option to, take a day to write down your response, talk about the issue with someone close to you, and most importantly calm down.

3.)    Realize that nothing is forever.

Even your biggest issue will fade away into a distant memory if you separate who you are from your anger and move on. Realize that your emotion about whatever is angering you will not always be there. You’re bigger than the situation and you can overcome the emotions if you learn to access, ruminate and separate. It’s okay to be upset, but don’t let it control you or ruin your day. Just like anything else, we make the choice to be positive or negative. Learn to see the good stuff.

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Tips to Get the Best Sleep

Lack of sleep can affect you negatively

Lack of sleep can affect you negatively

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

In order to function properly, your body and mind needs adequate daily rest. You need to make sure that you get enough sleep by establishing decent sleep routines. 

It is not always easy to get enough sleep because our work, social and family lives place such a demand on our time. You must remember that if you do not get enough sleep, your mental and physical health with suffer and that will have repercussions for all areas of your life. Talk to a leadership speaker about how to achieve balance in your life.

Sleep is an important biological function that allows your body and mind to rest and refresh and prepare for the challenges that you may face in the new day. If you get caught in a bad sleep cycle, all aspects of your life will eventually begin to deteriorate.

Some helpful tips:

  • Turn off the bright lights in your home an hour before bed.
  • Stop using electronic devices at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep.
  • Have a routine set in place that tells your brain it’s time for sleep. Washing your face, stretching, or writing a journal entry may be things to incorporate.
  • Make sure that there are no lights in your room.
  • Turn on some white noise. I sleep with a box fan and it automatically tells my mind that its time to sleep.

You should try to get at least six to eight hours of sleep a night. It is impossible to get a perfect night’s sleep every night but you should try to get decent sleep as often as possible. If you are getting enough sleep you will have plenty of physical energy and your mind will always be sharp; that can only benefit you in your home and work life. A leadership speaker can help you reach the peace of mind that is a necessity for decent sleep.

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Five Tips to Deal with Grief

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.Good griefDisappointment and grief are some of the hardest things to deal with in life. Even when you work hard and give it your all, bad things can happen to you and you can suffer setbacks. In such cases, you may think life is unfair and feel miserable, but you have to accept that those things are out of your control and you can only control how you react to the situation.

Five tips to deal with grief:

Accept that you’re sad:

Stuff happens. And the first step to dealing with something is to admit that it’s there. You may need days or weeks to sit with your sadness before you can move on. That’s okay. It’s a part of life that everyone has to deal with, and it will take some time to get over.

Don’t numb the pain:

This is part b to the first tip. Yes, you’re going through something difficult, but you’ve got to go through it. You can’t get past your sadness if you ignore it with alcohol, drugs, food, sleep or whatever else your method may be. You honestly might have a few nights where you have too many beers and shed a few tears, but don’t let that become your life. Put your chin up and move on.

Stay busy:

Part of moving on includes being so busy that you don’t dwell on the negative. Work hard at your job. Get some new hobbies. Clean your personal space. Being successful in these realms will motivate you to have a positive perspective.

Focus on the good:

Having a positive perspective is impossible unless you choose to focus on what you’re thankful for on a daily basis. Keep a gratitude journal. Get out in nature. Play with your dog. This grief is only a piece of your life. Put your energy into contemplating what else is making you happy.

Build your community:

Good people make for a good life. If you’re lonely or avoiding others because of your grief, it’s so much harder to get over it. Be intentional with the relationships you have and if you’re lacking people in your life, put yourself out there and meet people. Sometimes you have to choose to make friends. Sometimes your friends come to you. Either way, they are an invaluable part of your recovery process.

It can be hard to remain positive during difficult times but it’s not impossible. There is often a lighter side to things and sometimes when one door is closed, another is opened for you. You should just focus on the good things in your life and appreciate what you still have. You don’t have to go through hardship on your own so don’t be afraid to ask for support from those close to you.

If you keep a positive attitude you will eventually recover from your setbacks and be a stronger person in the end, sometimes you may just need to follow the advice of a motivational speaker who’s been through grief too.

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Never Let Fear Paralyze You

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.home aloneWe all have our fears. It can be intimidating to move out of and try something new. Sometimes doubt and fear can even affect us when we are doing things we have done many times before.

You cannot allow fear stop you from leaving your comfort zone achieving something new. You will always have fears of some kind but you have to learn how to deal with them in order to be successful. If you don’t overcome your fears, you will have to live with regrets which will last longer and affect you more than the failure did. As a motivational speaker, here is my advice. 

Just do it.

Sure, you may completely mess something up, but so what? Failure is part of the process and if you never fail, then you haven’t done much. It’s much more scary to be boring then it is to be human and potentially mess up.

Believe that You will Succeed.

That being said, don’t assume that you’re going to fail. Put you’re full energy and intention to whatever your goal is and believe that you’ll get there. Remember when you were in highschool or college and believed that anything was possible? Channel that energy now and let that positive energy motivate you to work hard to make it happen.

Find a Partner in Crime.

Success needs a support system. Find a person who will believe in you when you’re discouraged. It could be your boss or it could be your sibling. Whoever it is, verbalize your goals with that person and keep them updated. They’ll be a big part of your success.

Everyone gets scared, but don’t wait until the situation is perfect before you move or you never will. All we have is now. Make it count.

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