Why we resist and procrastinate on the stuff that matters

We're now almost halfway through January of 2019. Whether or not you're a new year resolution kinda person, I bet you're still thinking about goals. And I bet there are some goals that have been on your list, on your mind, and on your heart, for quite some time.

Steven Pressfield, the New York Times Bestselling author of "The War of Art" talks about how the more meaningful the goal, project, or endeavor, the more naturally we have Resistance to it.

We put it off, we tell ourselves we can't do it, we avoid taking action, or we just sabotage ourselves along the way.

The Resistance, he says, isn't real, it's just fear. And we've all got it.

It's a natural force that follows every dream, like a shadow.

And we have to face it to seize what's ours. To live our calling.

Psychologists have identified consistent behaviors or mind traps that we fall into that keep us in Resistance. I'd like to help you avoid those traps and the self-sabotage so you can break through to working and living on a higher level.

You're invited to join me for a free online class that I'm teaching for Happify.com on Jan 23rd: How to Overcome Self-Sabotage & Stick to Your Goals

Until then if you'd like to get a taste of what I'll be talking about and hear how I almost fell into the trap this week (it involves tales of treadmills and pinkeye)... watch a quick recording of Wednesday's Work Happier Weekly right here.

With love, 

Every Wednesday join me for Work Happier Weekly on Facebook Live at 8:30pm ET. Make sure you like the @Woopaah page. Watch previous segments here.

Stella was recently a guest on the Purpose Girl Podcast with women's happiness expert, Carin Rockind. Listen now.

January 10th: Stella returns for her 3rd podcast interview on Curiosity.com

Jan 15th: Stella's Podcast Interview on Ellevate Women's Network is released

January 15th: Stella returns for her 3rd podcast with The Bulletproof Executive, Dave Asprey

January 18th: Speaking at Dow Jones

January 23rd: Teaching a free webinar for Happify.com (registration link coming soon!)

February 13th: Teaching for BizLibrary


Stella Grizont founded Woopaah because life is too precious to be bored or miserable behind the desk.

As a speaker and executive coach, Stella Grizont works with overachievers who are seeking deeper career fulfillment and with organizations who are dedicated to elevating the well-being of their employees.

In the last 14 years, Stella has coached over 1,500 individuals in over 24 countries. Some of Stella's corporate clients include Google, Johnson & Johnson, VMWare, and Genentech.

Her unique approach to being happier and more engaged on the job has been featured on MSNBC, The Today Show, NPR, Entrepreneur, and Vanity Fair. Stella was one of the first 150 people in the world to earn a master in Applied Positive Psychology (aka the science of happiness) from the University of Pennsylvania.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter, who continue to teach her what life is all about.

Interested in Stella speaking at your organization or coaching with her? Let's chat.