Feedback Or Feedforward?

July 7, 2017

feedbackHow many times have you gotten feedback from people who mean well however the seemingly good suggestions come out sounding negative? You know things like, you performed really great but if you could have done this one thing it would have been amazing. Or maybe your employer said something like, good job, but if you could have added this or that, it could have been even better.

Let’s face it feedback is necessary to see how we can improve, but what if we got feedforward instead? What if before we actually took on a task we got suggestions on how to improve in a positive way. If we were encouraged, we naturally want to do better.

I remember when I was in third grade, and my teacher Mrs. Weber always gave me feedforward. I wanted to always strive to be my best in her class.  She created a space for me to feel secure, loved and calm.

We learn when we feel encouraged. We learn when we feel like people care. It is actually positive feedback.

Watch this amazing video on how this young boy was able to get better and better at drawing, by his peers giving him encouragement.

What would you be able achieve if you were given some positive feedback? A coach is your advocate to encourage you to be your best. Need a Coach? Let’s talk.

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Stretch Your Limits

August 24, 2016

Being flexible is so important for your body and mind. When I don’t take the time to stretch my body, I feel sluggish and ache.  The same thing goes for my mind! If I don’t take the time to learn  something new each day I get caught up in the trivia of life. I really enjoy growing and creating. Taking the time to go beyond what you think you can do is so important for your well being. When your body stays stills or sits around for too long your muscles will atrophy. The same is true with your mind. You must use your mental muscles  to stay sharp, stay focused and creative. There are many ways to stretch your limits however it can be challenging to know where to begin and how to get started. 

Just start by taking the time to write down a few things you want to accomplish. Look at it everyday and begin to take small action steps toward them. 

If you need help to get started or need some encouragement please get in touch with me and begin to stretch your limits and see your life unfold in magnificent ways.stretching oneself


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