I once met a brilliant and emotionally intelligent businessman, husband, and dad, who had built a wildly successful marketing agency. We’ll call him Rich. During a hike, he heard a message come over him as if out of nowhere…
“You’re succeeding in making money but you’re missing the mark when it comes to your family life.”
This realization prompted him to change. He shifted focus, moved to a mountainous area, and restructured his work. This decision brought alignment between his values and actions, benefiting both family and business. Rich’s story reminds us to prioritize true desires over societal expectations for a more fulfilling life.
One of the biggest problems today is the feeling of being pulled in different directions. We
Work-life balance is a hot topic these days. Everyone seems to be talking about how difficult it is to find a balance between work and the rest of life. Is balance really the goal we should be striving to achieve? Does balance give the answer to the day-to-day struggle of entrepreneurs and top-level professionals who want to live a full life while giving their all at work?
In September 2018, before COVID-19, organizational psychologist Adam Grant tweeted -
“Work-life balance sets an unrealistic expectation of keeping different roles in steady equilibrium. Instead, strive for work-life rhythm. Each week has a repeating pattern of beats—job, family, friends, health, hobbies—that vary in accent and durati
For many leaders and professionals, the pressure is on, stress is high and exhaustion is the norm. Yet, workplace-related stress is not a new phenomenon. Self-reported data suggest that up to 72% of American employees experience daily stress that interferes with their day-to-day lives. Additionally, 40% report persistent stress or excessive anxiety linked to their jobs, which, left unaddressed, can easily lead to negative consequences for physical health, mental well-being, productivity, performance and career growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the existing challenges associated with stress at work. According to the American Psychological Association, 67% of Americans report feeling increased stress since the COVID-19 outbreak began. For some, the realities of working i
No single factor – not sales, marketing, finance, strategy or operations – has more influence over the ultimate success of an organization than its culture.
Here are 9 signs your company has a culture problem:
Chances are you and your management team have already set goals for 2021. But, is your management team laser focused on them using the SMART goal-setting approach? The effort taken upfront to set SMART goals helps your team stay consistent and achieve results. The five criteria below dramatically increases their chances for success and promotes strategic alignment and motivation across the company.
Pandemic or not, every leader faces challenging times. Some challenges they can’t control, but many they can. Here’s a list of 5 top challenges clients regularly come to me to address, and how to solve them:
How was 2020 for you? How did things go in your business and at home during the pandemic?
My name is Tamie Rising and I am an Executive Coach with Pathfinder Solutions, helping leaders increase performance, value and revenue in their company, and balance work/life priorities to support success.
2020 is over. It was hard, that goes without saying. But my clients found bright spots too. It was a year we’ll never forget. Did your plans and dreams take a back seat to the disruption and change? Together, my clients and I made room for living and working in a new routine and at a new level of uncertainty. It challenged us all in different ways.Boy, we didn’t see 2020 coming, but we learned to be agile and how to pivot in the chaos t
Welcome to Pathfinder Blog – a compass for navigating your path.
The Pathfinder Blog is for you – the CEO with 10 balls in the air, the business owner wanting to break out of self-imposed boundaries, the busy mom eager to start her own gig, the 8 to 5’er looking for more meaning (that was me), the teenager searching for the secret of life (at 16 that was me, too), the parent wanting to teach their child the source of true success and happiness, or heck find it themselves. It’s for anyone who desires to find their true path.
I feel a responsibility to share one of the most important messages you could ever hear because it’s about your life. It’s a message about living true to yourself, about financial success, vibrant health, meaningful r