Author Archives: cianna

May 16: National No Complaining Day

On May 16, make the decision to go without complaining for an entire day. If you catch yourself complaining, ask yourself questions like: Is this what my listener wants to hear? What kind of impression am I making right now? … Continue reading

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Podcast interview on Bettercast!

Coach Stevo is an expert in personal development but even he gained new perspectives and ideas during his interview with Cianna Stewart about Going NoCo! Attend the live workshop in San Francisco, Jan 2017

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How to read the news without spiraling into a funk

BREAKING NEWS (NOT): It’s hard to watch the news without getting frustrated, afraid, or angry. This only gets worse once you decide to Go NoCo and you become extra-sensitive to things that trigger negative feelings. But you don’t have to get … Continue reading

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The Kind of Complaint That Will Hurt You

Many personal development and leadership teachers include some variation on “stop complaining” as key to success and happiness. Recent discoveries have revealed that complaining will hurt you mentally and physically, as summarized in this popular article. Deciding to quit complaining (aka deciding … Continue reading

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High standards getting you down?

High standards are tricky. They can be great motivators or you can use them to beat up yourself and others. It all depends on whether you think of them as goals or measures. And if they’re grounded in reality. I have always … Continue reading

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