personal development

19 New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

By Melissa Eisler |

Whether you want to lower your stress, lose weight, get healthier, or improve your mood, relationships, finances, or career, consider making one of these New Year’s resolutions to make a meaningful difference in your life this year.

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7 Strategies to Build Your Patience Muscles

By Melissa Eisler |

While the thought of waiting for something you want or need seems easy in theory, it is much more arduous in practice. The good news is that for even the most impatient people, patience becomes easier with practice. Here are seven strategies you can use to get better at being patient.

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Respond Vs. React: How to Keep Your Cool in Times of Stress

By Melissa Eisler |

Would you rather be the type of person who creates ease or stress around you? Follow this trick to help you respond vs. react in stressful situations and in moments where you’re triggered – so you can invite a healthier outcome for everyone involved.

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Video: The 3 Components of Building Trust

By Melissa Eisler |

When trust is broken – internally in the workplace, with customers, or in relationships – it is far more difficult to get results and build deeper connections. You end up in an ineffective loop that leads nowhere. And sometimes – you don’t even know why trust was broken in the…

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10 Steps to Detox Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler |

Just like when you go on a detox diet to flush out the toxins from your body, it’s also important to remove toxins from your mind. Mental and emotional toxins often go unnoticed, but they are just as harmful to your well-being. To learn how to detox your mind and reenergize yourself this spring, follow these steps.

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How to Ease the Stress of Change

By Melissa Eisler |

Why is change so scary? If you’re feeling beaten down in the battle of change and uncertainty, arm yourself with these strategies to train your brain to manage change in a healthy way.

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Informal Mindfulness: An Everyday Approach to Be More Present

By Melissa Eisler |

With meditation and mindfulness practiced nowadays by CEOs, surgeons, and high-achievers everywhere, it is easy to take the practice too seriously. Truthfully, mindfulness in practice can be very simple. Learn ways to practice informal mindfulness to help you find greater creativity, productivity, and focus in your life.

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Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler |

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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7 Steps for Finishing Unfinished Business

By Melissa Eisler |

The incomplete tasks on your to-do list follow you around, yell at you, and stress you out. Follow these seven steps to cross off those items and find relief from the shackles of your to-do list.

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Embracing Curiosity

By Melissa Eisler |

Developing your curiosity muscles builds excellent problem-solving skills, stronger outcomes – and can be really fun. Here are three exercises to practice embracing curiosity in your life.

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Quiz: How Burned Out Are You?

By Melissa Eisler |

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, but don’t know how to end the cycle of stress, you may be burned out. Take this mini quiz to find out where you are on the burnout scale – and get some ideas for what you can do about it to help you find more balance.

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Choose Your Mood Wisely

By Melissa Eisler |

Whether you have a large or small reason for being in a funk, you have the power to shift your attitude. Follow these four steps to choose your mood so it’s helpful to you and accomplishing your goals.

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Lessons in Happiness

By Melissa Eisler |

If you could pinpoint one thing that makes you happy, what would it be? Find out what the research team at Harvard discovered after sifting through data from a 75-year study on happiness.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler |

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler |

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

By Melissa Eisler |

In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

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18 Insightful Questions to Help You Steer Your Year

By Melissa Eisler |

There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to assess how things are going, reset your intentions, and find focus. Take some time to consider these important questions to make sure you’re participating in the direction of your life.

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Melissa is the founder and principal executive coach at Wide Lens Leadership. As an ICF Certified Executive Coach with a Master's degree in organizational leadership, Melissa has coached hundreds of leaders ranging from C-suite to entrepreneur, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, and across diverse industries. She is passionate about supporting leaders and teams on their growth journeys toward greater impact, more collaborative teams, and stronger results.

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