Category: Psychology

  • Mindset Matters: Locus of Control

    Mindset Matters: Locus of Control

    Locus of Control refers to our own perception about the underlying main causes of events in our own life. There are two types of control that are on a continuum: Internal Locus of Control and External Locus of Control.

  • Mindset Matters: Positivity – How to use it and what to avoid

    Mindset Matters: Positivity – How to use it and what to avoid

    Positivity is a framework to work through a negative situation. It allows you to address the challenge as it is while also remaining optimistic in the outcomes.

  • Mindset Matters – Growth vs Fixed Mindset

    Mindset Matters – Growth vs Fixed Mindset

    Growth mindset is the key to our fulfillment in life. When we adopt this mindset, it allows us to try new things which either show us a strength or gives us an opportunity to learn something new. Both of those builds confidence, humility and resiliency. We need those elements for positive well-being.

  • There’s No “Family” in Team

    There’s No “Family” in Team

    This push to call your team a family is actually a misguided attempt to identify the group as something else: a cohesive team.

  • Unveiling the Charms: Warm and Cool Personalities

    Unveiling the Charms: Warm and Cool Personalities

    In our diverse world, we encounter a myriad of individuals, each with their own unique personality traits. Some people exude warmth, drawing others toward them like moths to a flame, while others possess a coolness that creates an air of mystery. Understanding the differences between these warm and cool personalities can help us navigate social…

  • 4 Ways to Postpone your Procrastination

    4 Ways to Postpone your Procrastination

    We’ve all done it at some time or other. We put off our exercise routine until tomorrow; we continually delay nishing that project or starting that business. Procrastination is the mother of all demons and can literally stop you in your tracks from achieving all that you desire. We first have to understand what procrastination…

  • 9 Ways To Combat Fear

    9 Ways To Combat Fear

    Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of fear. All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives and it can be a real stumbling block that holds us back from being truly successful. Fear can’t hold you back forever,…

  • Vulnerability and Gay Men – My Journey

    Vulnerability and Gay Men – My Journey

    Vulnerability. This is a topic that I talk about regularly at work. When I am working with leaders and teams, the conversation often comes back to the concept of vulnerability and vulnerable-based trust for healthy relationships. In “Daring Greatly”, Dr. Brene Brown describes vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure“. It is choosing to share…

  • My 10 Year Anniversary at Rocket Companies

    My 10 Year Anniversary at Rocket Companies

    It has been theorized that it takes 10 years or 10,000 hours to master something. Anders Ericsson, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, and two other colleagues published this information in a 1993 paper after researching the role of practice in violin students. On June 3, 2013, I started a new job at…

  • Mental Health Awareness – 5 Things You Need to Know

    Mental Health Awareness – 5 Things You Need to Know

    Today I has the opportunity to moderate the “You Are Not Alone” panel for our Mental Health Summit at work. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month of awareness is to help break the stigma of mental health and mental illness. It is to normalize that mental health is a part of the human…