For many, opening the calendar is a source of stress, too many meetings, too little time and too much to do. It doesn’t need to be this way. The calendar is a fantastic tool to keep your priorities under control and it only requires very little effort to make it work for you and not against you.
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
Anya and I got married in France on the 18th of July 2015 and we are now on honeymoon in California. I thought I could find the time to write a couple of articles, but with all the things to do and see, it is not going to be possible. So I’ll be back to you in August, rested and … Read More
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
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
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
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