I QUIT! Here’s what happened…

Jun13
Something needed to change, and quickly. I was shelf-worn— exhausted by the same things you probably are— straying priorities, a perpetual to-do list, and not enough resources to complete anything with excellence anymore. I work with people everyday who feel the same way; too busy leaders with too much to do and too little time. People who, for all their success, are so wrapped up in getting things done, that they forget who they are, ...
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Don’t Call Me “Ms. Bossy Pants”!

Mar18
A couple of weeks ago I sent a business associate an email following up on an introduction she'd made for me. She responded with "I do appreciate your enthusiasm but it can feel a bit overbearing, to be honest." What?! First, I was flabbergasted! Then, I searched the online dictionary for the word 'overbearing'. After that, I was hurt. In case you're curious, the synonyms for overbearing are:         bossy              ...
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Coaching Doesn’t Work … If You Don’t!

Dec11
Coaching doesn't work! Counseling doesn't work! Training doesn't work! It is you, my friend, who works. Or not. As a matter of fact.... The great book you just read didn't make a difference in your life! The inspiring class you recently took didn't make a difference in your life! The transformational conference you attended didn't make a difference in your life! It is you, my friend, who makes the difference in your own life. Or ...
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Six Things We Lose When We Win

Nov27
On a good day, losing isn't fun. On a bad day losing can hurt, embarrass, anger, humiliate or shame us. Losing can fire up our fear, drum up our doubt, or kill our confidence. In fact, if we don’t feel some degree of ‘pinch’ when we lose, we probably didn’t want whatever it was badly enough and, therefore, we didn’t really lose, did we? Do you know why so many people utterly blow their lottery winnings? It's because they didn...
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The Best Day to Make a Difference

Sep26
    Let's begin with a bit of history... September 11th You know exactly where you were when you heard the news. You remember precisely how you felt… how you still feel. It was the day that the heart of the world cracked open. Nothing has been the same since. In fact, everything has radically intensified, hasn't it?  Have you noticed how much more drama there is in life? How life's polarities  have become more pronounced? How sim...
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12 Easy Ways to Get Inspired (and Stay That Way!)

Aug13
1.  GOAL-OLOGY 101 Start every day with at least one written goal, but not more than three. Make a very big deal when you successfully accomplish each goal, and do your own version of a happy dance as you cross it off your list. Do that, and I won’t have to tell you why. 2.  BE SELF-CENTERED If you’re going to feel inspired by having a great positive impact on the world, then your life purpose must be at the center of, and the reason f...
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Are You Choosing or Deciding? It’s Your Choice.

Jan22
Prefer to listen? An MP3 download and Transcription are available at the end of this post. Someone recently asked me why I spend so much time talking about choice. Why it’s such a big deal to me. My answer? There’s no bigger deal than having the privilege of choosing the direction of one’s own life. Just ask anyone in our country or abroad, who doesn’t have the luxury of choosing his or her own existence becaus...
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“What’s Right With You? What’s Right With the World?” How to instantly transform your impact.

Jan08
“What’s right with you?” is one of my favorite Solomonisms. It’s a different kind of question, isn’t it? And, once asked, it never fails to stop a person in their tracks. Why? Because as optimistic and upbeat as we’d like to think we are, we’re used to people finding fault before favor. It’s a cultural tendency and, might I add, a habit that would serve us to break. The question, “What’s right with you?” helps people open...
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DIY. Seriously? Really?

Dec27
Recently I spoke with a woman who was looking for a coach to help her get promoted. She’d worked in this company for fourteen years and hadn’t been promoted in the last twelve. Ugh! We had a very productive strategy session during which I helped her discover the ways in which she was standing in the way of her own success. We also developed a 3-step action plan for her to turn things around and get to the next level. The connection betw...
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