How to focus like an Olympian

Athletes and in particular Olympians, focus on getting the right preparation to get the Gold medal. They focus on the goal of feeling the pleasant weight of the gold on their chest and that’s it. This article gives a method of how to focus on the result and how to avoid searching solutions that will never be needed.

Doctor says, “You cannot work more than 4 hours a day”. what do you do?

What is important at work

Imagine that you are at the hospital, talking with a doctor about the impact of work on your health. Doctor says, “You cannot work more than 4 hours a day”.  

Mental Clarity – Start having a life

Mental Clarity

Your life is full of events to attend, projects to follow, things to do urgently, newly arrived top priority activities, phone calls, meetings, customers, promises,  dinners, and so much more. Creating a feeling of stress, anxiety and bad sleep (my measure for stress). But there is a methodology – which I use [and swear by] – to stay on top of all your … Read More

How to survive a crisis and get the positive out of it

heartbeat line

FrankContrepois.com is about living a life where changes are opportunities and crises do not stack up. Overcoming a crisis is the fastest way to improve. It’s how we survived as a specie,  a crisis will make your body generate the right hormones (like adrenaline) that will push your brain and body to evolve, resulting in a better YOU. A big change just happened or … Read More

Live a harmonious LIFE and forget work life balance

LIFE is too complex to be balanced The idea of work/life(style) balance has been extremely useful to introduce priorities and goals outside of work. It is not surprising that work/life balance has gained momentum when the majority of people started to marry for -real- love, when going back home became a positive experience and staying at work to avoid home became the exception. Work/life balance was … Read More

Do you know the seven levels of delegation?

Empower more, share the load, delegate

In “Turn the ship around“, Captain David Marquet, explains how he changed the usual military “leader-follower” style of command into a “leader-leader” approach, transforming his nuclear submarine from the worst one in the US navy to the best one, within a year! One key aspect of this transformation is David’s use of 7 questions and sentences, to empower subordinates, enabling more … Read More

Don’t say sorry, say thank you

Sorry  is translated into “I have failed and I take all the blame”. Why are you taking all the blame when most of the time you’ve not failed, nor offended, nor feel regrets? Moving from a sorry sentence to a thank you sentence is a great way to turn a negative message into a positive one and have a great start with your … Read More

Take a 1h lunch pause

Get out at lunch, invite colleges and friend. Measure the quality of your life/work after… repeat every day for a week

Are you crossing off someone else’s todo list and ignoring yours?

helping others become smarter

Are you crossing off someone else’s todo list and ignoring yours? Do you need to improve your team performance? Do you plan in delegating more but you don’t know how to start? Stop sending immediate answers.  When you deliver immediate answers, what you are really doing is helping people cross off actions from their todo list and procrastinating what is on your todo … Read More

4 easy steps to set your goals and get more from life

Great goals - an olympic Gold medal

Improve your life by setting impossible goals! Setting goals will improve your focus, your results and your life. If you’ve tried to set your goals alone, there is a high chance that you still don’t have goals, or you’re ignoring them. I have discovered that setting great goals is a 4 step process that I describe in this post.