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Everything Happens For A Reason

“What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise.“ ~ Kitty O’Neill Collins There’s a lot of pithy wisdom running around these days, such as: Everything happens for a reason There’s no such thing as a bad decision There are no coincidences What do you think about these statements? On the whole, I […]

Email – What Is It Good For?

Email is pervasive!  I generally receive 50-100 emails per day, without factoring in spam.  When used well, email is a marvelous tool that facilitates communication that allows us to be in touch with many, many people in an easy, inexpensive way that moves information virtually instantly.  I even do some of my coaching with clients via email. But […]

Don’t Wait – Leave the Cave

There is a scene in the movie “The English Patient” where the heroine lies dying in the cave while her lover goes off to seek help. As the days wear on, she writes in her journal, “no one is coming.” I had a client who reached this same realization, and it was a dramatic turning […]

Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

” Half the failures of this world arise from pulling in one’s horse as he is leaping.“ ~ Augustus Hare How often is fear holding you back from what you really want – in business, in your relationships, in your goals? Fear is the most paralyzing emotion going. Fear serves a useful purpose; to ensure […]

Doing It Yourself – Making a Different Choice

Who is the more accomplished person – the one who can “do it all,” or the one who gets it done through others? While most of us would choose the latter in a hypothetical vacuum, how often do you make the former choice for yourself in your day-to-day life? My experience as a coach says […]

Customer Service – Are You Being Served?

Customer Service. It’s so easy to spot spectacular customer service, isn’t it? Why are we surprised when we’re treated extremely well? We’re vulnerable when we ask for help, and, on the other side, we can be defensive when people start off a conversation by telling us what’s wrong. How can we serve and be served […]

Cultivating Openness and Honesty (Trust Part Two)

There are 10 Components to Building Trust – this article will focus on the first two components, Openness and Honesty. The other eight components are: Following Through Listening Communicating thoroughly Communicating regularly Communicating frequently Faith Proof Risk Distinction: Openness = offering – no withholding, no pulling of teeth needed Honesty = telling the truth to […]

Cubic Centimeter of Chance

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.“ ~ Andre Gide Greetings! As some of you know, I’ve been threatening to publish a newsletter for awhile now, and the threat has become reality. The purpose is to pass along some thoughts that may be […]

Creativity vs. Productivity

“Think outside the box!” “Let’s be really creative about this!” “And let’s do it in the next 20 minutes.” Entire books are written about being maximally productive and efficient, and managing time well. Hey, I’ve written lots of stuff about those topics! Ditto for creativity. But what I’m discovering, with myself, and with some of […]

Creating and Hitting Powerful Goals

Those of you who have worked with me, or who have read this newsletter for any period of time, know that a cornerstone of my coaching work is forward movement. Creating and hitting powerful goals is a foundational practice for moving forward. The last day of the year is my ritual time for designing who […]