Anxious people spend a lot of energy worrying, which makes them unhappy and unproductive.
A farmer confided in me that, for nearly 10 years, he was very much afraid to leave the farm, for even a few hours. “What if the barn burns down while I’m gone?”, he added. His wife runs all the errands and […]
“Had I known, I would have done things differently. This was supposed to improve our situation, but we’ve never felt so overwhelmed and so vulnerable financially.” Does this sound familiar? I have heard these remarks dozens of times. How many business decisions end up being decisions from hell?
These decisions can involve situations such as associations, […]
I have conducted conferences with many, many farmers, and most of the time the topic involved the management of stress. Several of these farmers also approached me for consultation. One constant emerges: the difficult farming situations experienced over the last few years have been particularly hard on couples.
Take the example of Carol and Mark (fictitious […]
Motivation is essential to life. It is the impulse, that little flame that animates us and pushes us to action. At the same time, it can seem like the weather on occasion: sometimes high, sometimes though, uncertain, instable, that is affecting our daily life either positively or negatively. On the other hand, unlike the weather, […]
Mission accomplished in France for Psycoach Pierrette Desrosiers
Pierrette Desrosiers, work psychologist and coach specializing in the agricultural industry, visited France from March 16th to April 4th for her first international conference tour. At the invitation of the National Federation of Agricultural Development Study Groups (FNGeda), she addressed issues related to the success of farms, as […]
You know that you have to re-do your will, but you put it off for all kinds of reasons. You should discuss the transfer with your son or daughter, but you”d rather go out to the field. You should get a health check-up, but you think you have more important things to do. How many […]
For most of us, temptation can arise in various forms. We eat too much fast food or sweets, drink too much, sleep in too late, spend too much money, don’t get enough exercise, put off important matters, etc. However it shows up, temptation frequently gets in the way of our goals, and the more major […]
Your employee is late? Your child made a mess by spilling milk on the floor? The part you are awaiting impatiently in order to repair the tractor hasn”t arrived yet? You go on vacation, and it rains every day? You made a bad financial decision?
What do all these situations have in common? They have […]
Have you forgotten to pay a bill and then had to pay interest? After quite a bit of research, have you bought a used tractor to save money only for it to cost you a fortune in repairs? Have you backed out of the garage too quickly and taken part of the garage with you? […]