Being truthful with ourselves helps. Being truthful about ourselves to someone we trust helps. Knowing we can survive all the feelings we have helps. And knowing it isn't about trying to change or let go of our uncomfortable feelings but remembering that when fully felt, the feelings will in time, let go of us.
Every minute you spend looking for something you misplaced, or trying to remember what you're supposed to do next, will harm your productivity. That, in turn, eats into your career potential. The good news is that there are many tools you can use to stay organized and productive, and so even the most disorganized among us can put a system in place to keep us in check.
As a leader today, you know the four key voices you must employ: strategic thinking, influencing, building relationships and executing. My extensive research and personal experience have proven that the fifth voice is actually the most powerful and it is discovered in a moment of silence. I call it the Purposeful Pause.