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I’m making it simple these days – one rule to follow: Are you above or below the line? What is the LINE? The line is the division between positive and negative. Above the line is about learning, being open to new ideas, generating energy, listening, taking time and...

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Coach: working out is good for your business

When I’m working out and getting tired, or sore, my mind begins to work. It wants to convince me that I set my goal too high, that what I’ve done is good enough, and a bunch of other excuses. So when I’m working out I’m reminded of what my executive coaching is like with clients – the goal is too hard, it’s taking too long, etc. But the mindset needs to come from a commitment to the long-term results.

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3 Cancers That WILL Kill Your Business

You watch your personal health for signs of sickness – checking your blood pressure, having a blood test, getting check ups, etc., but are you able to ‘diagnose’ threats to the health of your business? To make it simple, let’s focus on the three main cancers that can kill your business, or at the least rob it of its vitality. If you want to consider this for your personal life and not your business, these are the three things that can rob you of your personal vitality and joy.

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Transforming Anger

Transforming Anger

I have clients who are angry, disappointed, frustrated, and a host of other negative emotions. They seem to think that things won't get better and, in a way, perpetuate the condition, including fanning the "flames" of employee malaise. I want them to be able to use...

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Say Anything, but Say it THIS Way

Say Anything, but Say it THIS Way

I've covered this before but it's such a simple formula and it works so well that I want to offer it again. I do this in hopes that all of you can see for yourself how much easier it can be to say anything, even have a difficult conversation, and decide for yourselves...

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Last week my wife, Riv, and I had our 17th wedding anniversary. One of our gifts to each other is a box in which to keep our ticket stubs, receipts, mementos and little reminders of the coming year. Next year, on our anniversary, we'll open the box and review the way...

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I Can Help You

I lead coaching live, via webinar, remotely with email or online modules, write and comment on training, personal growth and development. I've written two books on personal empowerment and am working on a third, while maintaining an active day to day coaching...

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