Entries by Marianne Renner

It’s so hard to decide!

Last week I wrote about how to build up your confidence muscle. And if you are one of the many who feel like your self-confidence could use a boost, then it’s possible that you also struggle with decision-making. Difficulty in making decisions isn’t always linked to low self-confidence. But if you struggle with low self-confidence […]

I wish I had more confidence!

I often hear people say, “I wish I had more confidence.” Can you relate? Well, what you might not know is that you can get more confidence. And it’s really not that hard. Contrary to what you might think, confidence is not something that some people are born with. It’s not a genetic trait like […]

Are you trying too hard to get what you want?

So many people are struggling like crazy to grow their businesses, elevate their careers or earn more income. Maybe you just can’t seem to land that new customer no matter how hard you try. Perhaps you’ve been passed over for promotion more times than you can count. Or you just can’t seem to find that […]

Is your biggest fear just a bad dream?

When people are stuck in the wrong job or wrong career path, they know it. When they’re not living up to their full potential or performing at their best, they know it. The reason they know it is because it hurts. They feel burned-out, irritable, restless or worse. It just feels doggone bad. So why […]

Do you want to become your very best?

I overheard a conversation at Starbucks today in which an employer was talking to his manager about upcoming job interviews. I heard him say that he is looking for candidates with “people skills. We’re looking for those soft skills. We can teach them all the technical stuff.” Wow, what a statement! If you’re looking to […]

Change! Who wants more?

I’m working with a lot of people going through some major changes in their lives right now. And frankly, change is scary for most people. When change hits, you feel out of control. You feel unsafe. You feel scared. Changes in external circumstances fall into that category of things you have no control over. And […]

Consistency beats rapidity

This week as I was running on the treadmill, it dawned on me how much my approach to running has changed over the past few years. I can get pretty competitive with myself – always pushing to run faster and farther. In fact, a few years ago I was beaming with pride at running 4 miles […]

No more “to-do” lists

Last week, I explained the power of the PICK tool for prioritizing tasks. One characteristic that makes this tool so helpful is that it eliminates the old and ineffective “to-do” list. This is hard for me to say, because, quite honestly, I’m a list-maker. Believe me – I love my lists! I love to write […]

A great tool to boost productivity

Are you a list maker? Does your list grow longer every day as you cross off one task only to add two more? Yep, you’re what I call, running on the hamster wheel. It’s that feeling like you’re running like mad and not making much, if any, progress. Years ago, I discovered a wonderful tool […]