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Seal It with Gratitude

Which habit is more like you? Driving down the highway and self-talk focuses on the many examples of bad driving that you observe. Same highway and your radio/phone inform you about the unusual, most often negative, events of the day. Whichever is your information modality – reading the news or listening to it – at home, it’s dominated by the …

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Fall into Fitness

It’s that time of year again, when the trees start to change color and the air gets a crispness to it. It’s not too cold, but cold enough for you to grab your favorite sweatshirt out of the closet. It’s also time to really focus on your health and well-being. With school back in session for a few months, both …

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Freakness Dictionary: B is for Brave

It isn’t always easy embracing your Freakness…but it is always FULFILLING!  It does always feel good when you learn a bit more about yourself and move closer towards becoming the person you were designed to be. Brave. Brave is standing up to adversity and saying, “being me is truly important.” In order for me to be me, I am going to have …

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Be Not Afraid

In Mendelssohn’s Oratorio Elijah, “Be not afraid” is an exciting, inspiring piece.  As advice, however, it has its problems.  To most, it makes little sense to freeze when an elevator door opens.  Elevators are the world’s safest means of transportation!  On the other hand, it makes a great deal of sense to flee when the tsunami alerts have been posted …

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Don’t be Customer Centric…it will kill your business!

For many years now, I have been a believer that a business should be customer centric.  Whilst sitting and having my coffee this morning, it occurred to me, “That’s wrong!”  Your customer should not be at the center of your business.  Your purpose, your passion, your driving force and your values should be at the center of your business.  If you …

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Traits Of A Well Coached Organization – Part 2

This is part 2 of my research into cultures that set companies apart from each other. *Teams are motivated and you don’t have to coach effort As an administrator, educator or manager is imperative that time is used wisely. When your team is ready and eager to learn, the success rate improves and you don’t waste time. Coaching improvement always comes easier …

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CEO View From The Big Desk

This column will highlight how all of us start somewhere in our professional journey.  As all new businesses grow, owners take on many different roles for the company: Accountant Sales person Marketer Writer and on and on. Where does anyone start who owns their own business? Well I started as the company’s business manager as a front desk receptionist. My husband …

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Welcome To The Men’s Room

I’ve been working with men and the issues they face each and every day. I enjoy the work I do with other guys so much I decided it was time to focus my counseling and coaching practice on men and their issues. From relationships and parenting to sex & pornography addictions to stress at work to anger management to health …

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A One Hit Wonder Business

A “One Hit Wonder”, -the song that stays in your mind for eternity? If you created a song, what would that song be? How would it play? Would it be Country, Pop maybe Hard Rock? Why would people remember it? Have you ever looked at getting your business to be a “One Hit Wonder”? The business whose name continues to …

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Gold Minds

“A Champion”.  “The Best”.  “Numero Uno”.  Many athletes dream of being the best but few people have what it takes to be the best.  The best isn’t always the strongest, fastest, or the one in the best shape.  Studies have shown that “the best” is almost always the one that thinks he is the best.  Champions almost always have what …

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What to say to your child when they lose.

Do you ever find it hard or uncomfortable knowing what to say to your child when they lose in a sports competition?  I know my parents did.  My parents wouldn’t talk to me when I would lose.  I grew up thinking that they weren’t proud of me if I didn’t win.  After I grew up, I asked them about this …

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What did we learn from the Olympics?

OK, so I’m using the Olympics as a ploy to get you to read this coaches corner – guilty as charged. But here’s the thing – Olympians use coaches – specialists in their fields such as weight training, nutrition, sport-specifics, psychological aspects, etc. – and they succeed in achieving their goals. This is essentially what I do with clients! Goal …

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Are you a lifelong learner?

Someone actually told me the other day, they prefer not to learn new things. They actually stated they were at an age of “being pretty stuck in their ways”. Were they truly saying they don’t want to improve in anyway? Is there a point in our life when we are happy and satisfied to the point of not needing to …

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Stretch Your Muscles…

When was the last time you stretched yourself, and I mean really put in the full day?  Not like at the end of the day when you tell the spouse, the kids, or even that sometime annoying neighbor on the other side of the fence (as an aside, if you do not have an annoying neighbor on the other side …

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Why Do I Coach?

A few years ago a friend of mine from high school who is a successful businessman asked me why I coached.  Little did he know that his simple question would relegate him to listening to me reflect on my 20 years in the coaching profession.  Ultimately, it came down to a one word answer. Do I coach because of the …

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