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Sara Ross is Keynote Speaker, Leadership Strategist and is the Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED. Looking through the lens of leadership, Sara is on a mission to translate the science of vitality, emotional intelligence and resilience to transform the way people succeed at work and thrive in life.

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What to do when EVERYTHING feels important!

How to prioritize your time, energy, and to-do list with a set of simple questions One of the most consistent questions I've been asked over the last eight months is, “With so much change, how do I handle everything?”  “Everything” may include adding the...

Replace Your “Do-Over” Mindset With A “Do Better” One For More Resilience

I've heard many people say the pandemic is our chance at a "Do-Over." Although I understand the sentiment, I disagree. That mindset seems backward. Instead, I suggest this is our "Do Better" opportunity. It's not just semantics. A 'Do-Over' mindset suggests that we...

If You Feel Exhausted at the End of the Day, Add POWER Breaks Throughout the Day

Why it's time you put the "push through" mindset away. If you are one of those people who can get focused quickly and maintain concentration even while distractions are competing for your attention, this article may not be for you.  If you are great at...

Leadership Through Crisis

Leadership is hard. As someone who studies, writes, coaches and speaks about how to develop exceptional leaders, I have seen how a crisis can distinguish the best leaders from the rest. Never are strong leaders needed more than amid crisis. This is also when it is...

How EQ Will Help You Avoid These Two Feedback Mistakes During COVID-19

You’re conflicted. You have some feedback for a direct report. It’s a conversation you should have had pre-coronavirus, but you put it off, hoping things would get better. Unfortunately, they didn’t. Now the frustration is building, but so has your compassion for the...

Never Underestimate the Power of Humor

On my computer, you'll find a folder called "File of Funnies." That is what the actual file is called. As you might expect, this is where I keep videos, pictures, memes, stories, and basically anything that I find funny. Some are just for me and others I share. If you...

Are Your Biases Influencing You During COVID-19? I bet you’d be surprised!

Biases influence us all. The funniest part is that we are biased towards believing we aren't biased, or at least not as much as other people. Unfortunately, this is one reason "flattening the curve" is so challenging. To address this challenge requires all of us...

How To Use A Crisis To Reset

This is not the time to compare yourself to others, although I appreciate it is a very tempting thing to do. Resist it. Instead, use this time to look inside and ask, “What will serve me best?" "My family best?" "My company, team, clients, patients best?" My community...

Let Your Past Struggles Be Your Strength Today

It’s the start of another week in the midst of COVID-19. I suspect it will feel different, but that doesn’t mean it will be any easier. This might sound counter-intuitive, but I'd like to ask you to start by doing something difficult. I 'd like you to reflect on one...

These Three Mindsets Will Help You Thrive During Change

How to handle COVID-19 working from home. With all of the uncertainty everyone is facing, there are three guarantees that you should expect : 1. Everything will take longer. Conferencing everyone in, trying to call into a customer service center, or waiting in line at...
How To Use A Crisis To Reset

How To Use A Crisis To Reset

This is not the time to compare yourself to others, although I appreciate it is a very tempting thing to do. Resist it. Instead, use this time to look inside and ask, “What will serve me best?" "My family best?" "My company, team, clients, patients best?" My community...

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