There’s a character in the Netflix hit House of Cards named Francis Underwood. He’s an extremely successful politician and things often go his way. What we discover while watching him operate, however, is that he employs an audacious amount of manipulation to get his way. And people learn not to get IN his way, or […]
A long-term client recently asked for insight on how to address a situation in which she perceived she was being manipulated. No easy task, especially when the manipulators in question were her clients—you know, the ones who pay her bills. A few times, these clients pulled out the “client is always right” card and insisted […]
In this first principle, Napoleon Hill says to make up your mind and “start today to go after it. Do it now!” He may have even unknowingly inspired Nike’s greatest ad slogan, “Just do it!” He closes this principle by saying, “Successful people move on their own initiative but they know where they are going before […]
1. Be Aware. Have you ever been driving and noticed that the radio is on but you can’t quite hear it? It’s more background noise than music. You either ignore it or you turn it up to hear it more clearly. The same can be said about your self-talk (the chatter in your head). Turn […]
If you’re not much of a reader or prefer learning in an audio format, you might really enjoy listening to me share the article published in the Jan/Feb. issue of Experience Life Magazine titled, “Lessons From A Life Coach.” Reader feedback was strong and positive enough for us to post a digital audio version for you […]
Giving yourself permission to disappear is a great idea. I did it and I’m back with more energy and focus than before. Had I not allowed myself to disappear, you would have read garbled, distracted commentaries from me. During the past six weeks I have
Tune in to your self-talk and you’ll know ahead of time whether you will accomplish your goal, change your health, connect with other people or be successful in your endeavor. It’s your choice.
In the deepest sense money isn’t real. It’s true. Intrinsically it has no real value. It’s just a fancy piece of paper. If you were to take our money to an alien world what could you use it for? Money is simply a mutually agreed upon token we use to exchange for things that provide REAL VALUE to us like food, community, comfort and shelter. It is the thing we buy with money or the thing people buy from us that has actual value.
It’s Not Your Imagination; Change IS Hard
There are four consistent things in life. You’ve heard of them; birth, death, taxes and change. The truth is, day-to-day everything I do is tied to helping and encouraging people to change. With the caveat, to make change that is sustainable. In all likelihood, you’ve got the same challenge. I am an avid reader, and realize not everybody gets as jazzed about new books as I do. However, I think I’ve found a winner that you will love.
Who would you enjoy sharing a meal with? I’m thinking of someone you would value learning from and hearing their perspectives? In my work, Barbara Fredrickson is on my top ten list.