Re-Treat and Take a Break

One of the biggest mistakes people make is not making the time to take a break, short or long, to refresh, renew or re-treat themselves.  And that’s a critical mistake if you want to optimize your performance to live a life of ‘Oh, yeah!’

Putting aside something significant like going on a developmental retreat, people often don’t take a coffee or lunch break, working constantly with the delusion that they can actually get more done that way – when research shows that’s clearly not the case.

In this week’s vlog I explain why most people resist taking a break.  There’s actually a chemical addiction likely in place, hooking you on the chemicals of stress.

Plus I’ll address the two most common justifications for not taking a break and explain why they don’t really hold water.

What’s your self-maintenance program?

You take your car in for regular maintenance so you don’t have a catastrophic breakdown.  How much self-maintenance do you do for yourself – or your company?  Or do you wait until there’s a crisis to react and pump in loads of resources you can’t afford to get yourself going again?

For an organization, self-maintenance is about ongoing development and learning, and team development.  The more you invest in this consistently, the more effective you’ll be in the long run.

On an individual basis, this means physical exercise, learning, mindfulness and leisure time through vacation and – God forbid! – fun.  You actually are more efficient – and more successful – professionally if you do this, as you’ll discover in this week’s vlog.

Your moonshot – your path from “meh” to YEAH!

What’s your moonshot – your dream, either for you personally or for your organization that fires you and drives you and engages you each and every day?  Do you have one?

The real difference in having a clear, engaging purpose is the quality of life and work.  Look at an average day. Everyone has bad days, but on a typical day, if you look back, do you get a sense of ‘Yeah!’ and accomplishment towards your dream, or do you just go ‘meh’ at so much busyness and wonder what you really accomplished?

What would all the people in your organization say in answer to that question?  Do they come in fired up with a sense of ‘Yeah’ towards attaining their shared purpose, or with a disengaged ‘meh’?

In this vlog you’ll find out what the real costs of not having a clear purpose are – and what the alternative is that hides the lack of purpose.  In a world of uncertainty, purpose is the compass that lets you chart your course forward.

Mike Domitrz – meh2YEAH!

Everyone comes through challenges, but how often do you stop to see the path and possibilities that challenge could have opened up for you?  Today’s meh2YEAH Pro-File is with Mike Domitrz, who transformed his life as a result of a major challenge.  We explore what took him there, and also how he practices mindfulness in real life.

Intuition Simplified – meh2YEAH

How often do you have a ‘gut feeling’ you shouldn’t do something, but do it anyway – and then have everything go wrong?  Imagine being able to access your intuition easily whenever you need and prove to yourself whether it works or not – that’s what you’ll learn in this week’s Pro-File meh2YEAH podcast.

Melanie Goodchilde – Meh2YEAH


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Melanie Goodchild is an expert in Social Ecological Systems (SES) and how indigenous thoughts underlie much of that.  In this meh2YEAH! Pro-File Podcast we explore how SES applies widely from the broader issues such as climate change to our own lives.

Making Time


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In our whirlwind lives of busyness, trying to be everything for everyone, it’s easy to both lose connection with ourselves and rationalize that there’s no time for us to take for ourselves because we have so much to do. I challenge you with a simple thing you can do for yourself this week that will have profound impact on your life.

Healing Demystified – meh2YEAH



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Healing in the western world is extremely clinical and doesn’t look at the whole being – and that’s a concern when one in three individuals is dealing with mental health challenges. On today’s meh2YEAH Pro-File Podcast, we learn from Marie Mihalicz and Jed Leslie Prest who share what they’ve discovered from bringing traditional indigenous processes to working with youth dealing with suicide and other issues – and what they’re continuing to learn from Marie’s doctoral research into this work.

Wayne Lee, CSP – meh2YEAH



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Visualization is important to creating the life you want, but how do you visualize properly?  That’s one of the topics we explore in today’s meh2YEAH Pro-File Podcast with Wayne Lee, CSP.

Energy Vampires – meh2YEAH!


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Energy vampires – people and situations that take the wind out of your sails and suck the life out of you. What do you do about them? Today on the meh2Yeah! Podcast Nugget.

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