Gratitude

Gratitude

Here at Etymology Consulting we like to think about kindness as a verb. It’s actively showing our appreciation and gratitude. When you exercise regular doses of gratitude and kindness it is very grounding and allows us to be more present with ourselves, our team, our loved ones.

The Importance of Reflection

The Importance of Reflection

Reflection. Retrospect. As someone whose life motto is GSD – “Get sh*t done,” these words and practices are things that I forget to do as often as I should.

The Age Old Question for Technology, Buy vs Build?

The Age Old Question for Technology, Buy vs Build?

In previous posts we have talked about the belief that Covid was an accelerator of change and we like to think of Covid, not just the accelerator, but also the catalyst for change that the insurance world so desperately needed.  The insurance industry has known that...

Insurance Innovators Recap

Insurance Innovators Recap

Conferences.  Live Events.  In Person Networking.   These are all things that had been hibernating for over two years during the most intense times of the pandemic.  For some, there is anxiety about returning to in-person events.  For others, there is excitement, and...

Deadlines Can Be Moved

Deadlines Can Be Moved

Deadlines Can Be MovedWell, here we are–June.  Almost six months have passed!.  I know people say this all the time, but where has the time gone? Most of us started the year off making resolutions, goals and deadlines, and if you’re like me, some of those deadlines...

Flexibility Is Key

Flexibility Is Key

Flexibility Is KeyHave you ever asked why something is done a certain way and been given the response, “That’s how we’ve always done it.”? I guess that’s a good idea if one is attempting to preserve some kind of sacred tradition, but it’s not the best way to run a...

Sizing Up Problems

Sizing Up Problems

Sizing Up ProblemsEveryone has problems.  They are unavoidable.  Whether at home, at work, among family, or among friends, we all face problems.  I believe, though, that the way we approach problems separates us into two types of people:  those that complain about the...

Effective Leaders Have Empathy

Effective Leaders Have Empathy

Effective Leaders Have Empathy“Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.”  This quote came from one of the most successful business women of the modern...

Make Work From Home Work For You

Make Work From Home Work For You

Make Work From Home Work For YouRaise your hand if your job went remote as a result of the pandemic, and you still haven’t returned to the office? I imagine that situation is a more common reality than most people would think right now. The truth is that now, more...