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

First step to create a team culture

Team rules as in kitchen rules

Congratulations, you’ve been assigned a new team! It might be a temporary thing, or a long term relationship, but it starts today. And today you’ll have to make your first impression, create a team culture from the first team meeting. You want to deliver a pitch that will energize, give a sense of direction and will establish you as a leader. But what is the … 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

[TED] The single business reason why startup succeed

Here is an interesting TED video to prioritize your efforts before investing in your own startup.

Do you have a filter for unsolicited or useless work e-mails?

Filter choice

You have a spam filter for the unsolicited advertisement, but do you have a filter for unsolicited or useless work e-mails? This post is about reducing the amount of e-mail triggered distractions by separating e-mails into three groups: e-mails where you are the main recipient (To) and that you need to read. e-mails used by others to offload part of their responsibilities on you (CC). … Read More

How to make stress your friend

How to make stress your friend

In a TED talk, in June 2013, Kelly McGonigal describes how the way you think about stress influences your body reaction to it, up to the point of having a positive impact on health.

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

The first 3 questions to ask when you have a business idea

Convert from idea to business

Have you ever had an idea that someone else in another part of the world have used to build a successful business? If yes, then there is a great chance that other ideas are hitting you but you don’t know what you should do next. This post will help you start the journey to transform an idea into a business. … Read More

Do only what helps you reach your goals

Reaching your goals (4 Steps to set your goals) will unlock new opportunities and successes. But how do you integrate your goals into your day to day tasks? By prioritizing, acting or not and making decisions based on your long term objectives, you will transform every task in a step in the right direction and increase dramatically your chances of … Read More