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Getting Focused: Choose Your One Thing

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Getting Focused: Choose Your One Thing

As you might remember from my previous newsletter: back in June I was waking up and asking myself: "What are all the things I need to do today?" and this meant I was starting my day feeling harried and already behind schedule. So in July, I started asking myself instead: "What one thing does your body need this week to stay healthy?" and "What one thing matters most today?"  In the beginning, the latter question freaked me out. But I now, it's become so important that my husband and I began incorporating this into another new ritual: a daily morning walk. We bundle up, head out for a walk at 7:30am, ask each other, "What's your one thing...

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Get to Know Your Core Needs

Get to Know Your Core Needs

Core Needs: BICEPSThere are six core needs researchers find are most important for humans at work. Not all are equally important to everyone. You might find that equity and belonging are most important to you, but choice and status are most important to your employee.  Getting to know them and coaching to them is a shortcut to making others feel understood and valued (aka inclusivity). Downloadable PDF here. Belonging Community: A feeling of friendship and closeness with a group, or being part of a tight community of any size. Community well-being: People are cared for, the whole group feels happy and...

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Two Questions to Keep You Grounded

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Two Questions to Keep You Grounded

In this month's newsletter:  Two questions to keep you grounded Tools to support your physical and emotional health Our new Train the Trainer program on the Neurology of Equity and Inclusion!  Let's start this off with two questions:  "What two things does your body need this week?" "What one thing matters most today?" Stop whatever you're doing right now, feel free to grab a journal or stare out the window and take five minutes to really reflect on these.   Now that you're back, how does that feel? What is it like to give 5 minutes to ask yourself such fundamental questions?  Notice how different these are from the question many...

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How is your small business fairing in this pandemic? 

How is your small business fairing in this pandemic? 

As the owner of 11:11, I’ve been pretty tight-lipped about publicly sharing what our experience has been like through this pandemic. That’s not normally like me, as I know that sharing our stories is how we learn together, and often our stories help validate others’ experiences who otherwise might be feeling alone or isolated. So, here’s answers to some of the frequently asked questions I’ve been getting one-on-one, in hopes they might be helpful or add to the current conversation.    Q: Have you applied for the PPP/ SBA loans?  A: For some reason, this is the #1 question I’ve...

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Three Tips for Resiliency (and a Store Update)

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Three Tips for Resiliency (and a Store Update)

Captain’s Log: Paloma here with a much needed check in! As many of you know, our store was broken into the day after Christmas, and we’re happy to report that we’re recovering well and things are aaaalmost back to normal, thanks in huge part to your support. Yes!!!! Thank you for the love and high fives and flowers and cookies and purchases - they have made such a critical difference in how quickly we were able to bounce back from this.  THANK YOU. On that note, Krista had an idea — why not share in this newsletter a little more about...

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