You CAN Get Satisfaction

There’s no satisfaction without action Everyone knows that what produces results is action. No action, no results. But what produces satisfaction? There are two paths. The first is willing yourself to be satisfied with the way things are. You tell yourself “This is...

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2017 – Where Are You Headed?

Have you created a context for 2017? Creating a context means designing a mental, emotional, spiritual structure or container for the activities and events that will unfold this year (waiting to see how it all turns out is the opposite of this). You may have heard...

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14 Questions to Lose the Weight of 2016

Was 2016 an extraordinary year for you and your business? Was it the apocalypse? Or, was it some of both? Most everyone I talk to remembers some wonderful high points, but really dives into their catastrophe stories. There’s plenty of research that shows that humans...

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Structure – How to do what you said you would

In last week’s post we talked about why we don’t do what we say we will do. I offered that commitments made in those moments of inspiration and passion (which are the perfect time to commit) may not always be thought through in such a way as to give them the best...

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Why Don’t We Do What We Say We Will?

Why don’t we do what we say we will? I’ll give you the answer right up front - because it’s hard and it’s not what we are used to doing. We could have a much longer conversation about integrity in general, but let’s keep this matter simple. While it’s true that many...

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STFU

In our coaching work we frequently hear concerns like these: I feel like my lack of confidence is getting in the way I feel guilty if I _____ (fill in the blank - give tough feedback; stay late at work; tell my team what to do instead of solicit their input; stay home...

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Risk & Gratitude

It's American Thanksgiving, so it seems timely to write about gratitude, and I'd like to consider an aspect of gratitude that is only recently surfacing in my own exploration. There is now plenty of research and anecdotal evidence to tell us that we are happier (and...

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The Art & Practice of Self-Reflection

"There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection." Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record 1826 I recently put myself into a year long developmental program.  On the first morning, beginning with...

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Re-Examination

It's fall.  That glorious, colorful movement into rejuvenation time.  The time to reflect, reassess, and examine our lives. While these activities can happen at any time - winter, spring, summer or fall - why not use nature's natural rhythm to support a yearly...

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