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Limit Your Options

Limit Your Options

I love having a lot of choices. For example, one of my favorite restaurants is the Cheesecake Factory. Part of the reason I like it is because their menu is so big! If I go there, I know there has to be at least something that looks appealing. I like having a lot of...
It’s All About Your Frame

It’s All About Your Frame

Sometimes we don’t understand the powerful effect of framing, or how we think about the events in our lives. We have little control over external circumstances, but we have almost complete control over how we think about or understand those circumstances. The Example...
You Are Not Your Number

You Are Not Your Number

One of the most frustrating things about the Enneagram (for me) is when people use it to put themselves in a box. “Oh, I’m a 6, I can’t do that.” “That’s so typical for a 1.” “That’s just the way he is—he’s a 9.” And so on. Locked into Your Personality The whole point...
When You Get Overwhelmed, Try Again Tomorrow

When You Get Overwhelmed, Try Again Tomorrow

Last week, I was struggling. I was dealing with some issues related to taxes and refinancing our house, and I was getting confused and frustrated. I had to make some decisions, and I wasn’t sure what to do. I started to get emotional and feel overwhelmed, which made...
PLAN to Respond, Not React

PLAN to Respond, Not React

In my life, I spend a lot of time reacting. For example, I might take on too much at work and get stressed out, so I react by going the opposite direction and not talking to anyone for a few days. Or I might start to feel lonely, so I react by calling a bunch of...
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