Spring Training: Ready. Practice. Success.

It’s spring!  A few years ago I lived near Phoenix, AZ. Each spring the city was alive and energized as it hosted many big league baseball teams for Spring Training – all getting in their best shape, both as individuals and as teams, to play a winning season of big league baseball. Spring is a reminder…

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Transforming Fear

News about the economy, personal issues, business down turns, and relationship changes can all create strong feelings of fear. While fear is helpful in letting us sense danger, (as in the “flight or fight” response when our survival is threatened) many fears are a response to the unknown, both in business and in life. ·         How…

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Spring Cleaning

It’s spring.  This is the time around the house when we roll up our sleeves and do some deep cleaning – get rid of what’s no longer needed and put a shine on everything else.  This process not only makes the place look better, but it gives us a greater sense of completeness knowing that we’ve “taken…

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Recharge in 59 seconds!

If you could start your day off super-charged, would you? And what if you could refocus and center yourself in 59 seconds to be at your best? Today I challenge you to begin practicingThe 59 Second “Gratitation.” “Gratation” is a combination of two words – gratitude and meditation, and here’s how it works:Begin by closing your…

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You are a Gift!

As many of us open our gifts this week,  I want to take a moment to remind you what a unique and wonderful being you are!  Your presence here is a gift.  There is no dollar amount that can be put on your worth.  What you do for a living is not who you are, and no matter…

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What’s in your Harvest?

It’s already October!   And with the heat of summer behind us,we”ve  moved into the season of harvest. What seeds did you plant in the garden of your life this year?  Are you giving them the time and energy they need to mature?  At the close of the year , will you be harvesting the life of your dreams,or…

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A Daily Action Pack

A daily action pack is 2-4 powerful goals you identify to complete each day this week.  What ever you want to accomplish that day, put it in writing and then do it!  Your daily action packs may be related to your theme and intentions for the  year, and they may be related to handling the small things you need to accomplish. …

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The “Re-think Process”

I recently worked with a CEO who was hesitant to confront one of his executive team members because the CEO thought she would be offended by the concern. We spent a few minutes discussing the situation and I invited him to look at the interaction as a development opportunity. As he began to see this…

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First, Break All the Rules!

In a ground breaking book entitled “First Break All the Rules,” authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman reviewed extensive Gallop research to discover what makes a “great manager.” After an intensive review of the research, they found that great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional…

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Get *SMART with Goal Setting!

Last week you determined your top three intentions for the year. Intentions are those large, overarching statements about what you want to create for your life and/or business this year. It’s time to craft your goals to support reaching those intentions. Goals are more specific and include measurable actions that help you move fully into…

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