Tracey Lynn Archer

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Perfection Is Overrated

Perfection is overrated. Success is not. For years, I spent too much energy on the former, both at work and at home, in pursuit of the latter.<p>That imperfect-yet-successful compendium, Wikipedia, says: "Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for …

Work-life Balance

We Need to Reframe Success -- Here's How

"If you lie to me and tell me you're sick and can't come to work when it's really your child that is sick, I will fire you." That's what we told our employees, and we meant it. We wanted their truth so we could always trust them. We wanted them to say, "I'm staying at home so I can focus on what is …

Is Your Stress Response Stuck in the 'On' Position?

Most of us live in a world with so much comfort compared to our ancestors.<p>Want that double latte with 2 percent milk? Skim? How about almond milk? Maybe soy?<p>Can't remember who was the 16th president of the United States? Don't waste time trying to jog your memory or discuss with friends. You can …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

Psychology