Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...
September is here and with it often comes a lot of hustle and bustle. Do you feel really busy? Sometimes when we are busy, we get a shot of adrenaline to get things done and we are at our most productive state. Other times, we push the 'busy metre' too far and end up feeling stressed, unhappy and in this state, we are not very productive.
Recently, I was interviewed by Leah Eichler for a story that appeared in the Business Section of The Globe and Mail on the topic of busy professionals.
I would like to share this story with you now, that also included a picture of my daughters and I! Take a read of 'Is Being Superbusy so Bad?
This issue of the Unlimited Newsletter is dedicated to busy people everywhere!
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
Are You Going Too Fast For Your Own Good?
Do you feel as if you don't know where the days go? Are you running from one thing to the next in your personal and professional life? Well, it is time to find out how busy and stressed you really are. Take my stress test now! I have also included some tips to help increase your productivity and happiness while slowing down your busy life.Take the test.
In the News...
Work and Money to Blame for Rising Stress Workplace stress is on the rise with 38 per cent of those quizzed saying their stress levels have increased in the past year. Global workspace provider Regus studied 16,000 around the world, asking them about the level and causes of stress in their lives. Read more.
'Why Should We Hire You? The Question That Can Make or Break an Interview This broad question can take you down the wrong road if you are not prepared for it. This question is all about selling yourself. The interviewer is your customer here, so make them want you. Read more.
Today's Tip: Remember, we all make mistakes. It may be tempting to swoop in and save the day if someone on your team makes a mistake. But remember, the best learning often occurs at times when we experience failure. Don't rob your employee of this great learning experience.To ensure you are supporting your employee, ask questions, don't give the answers.
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.