Tag: outside insights

How to Deal with Self-Limiting Beliefs

by placers on February 4, 2022 in Outside Insights


Self-limiting beliefs are the assumptions or perceptions we have about ourselves and the way the world works. These assumptions are “self-limiting” because by holding on to these beliefs, we are in some way holding ourselves back from achieving our goals. An all-too common example of a self-limiting belief among young leaders often sounds like: “I […]

It Takes a Second to Say Goodbye to 2021

by placers on January 7, 2022 in Outside Insights


As we rang in the new year last week, we also waved goodbye to 2021. Under the sounds of cheering, fireworks, and the classic Auld Lang Syne – it was hard not to feel a little hesitation amongst the hope. We’re two years into pandemic life and it’s easy to make a list of what […]

Gratitude & Grieving: Honor Your Feelings During the Holidays

by placers on December 22, 2021 in Outside Insights


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]

Colin Powell was my role model for leading from the heart.

by placers on October 29, 2021 in Outside Insights


Every month in our “Placers 101” new employee orientation, team members participate in an exercise that helps them understand the concept of leadership and specifically what I refer to as the concept of “leading from the heart”.  The lesson aims to ingrain an important fact into our team: That we get to choose how we […]

What Ted Lasso Taught Me About Life

by placers on October 1, 2021 in Outside Insights


I am not sure how you’re choosing to distract yourself these days – lately the world seems to be oh so serious all of the time. If you listen to or read Outside Insights content, you’re familiar with my journey and my recipe for living your best life. I read, meditate, do yoga, work out […]