Show up for Success

I recently heard the quote, “Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”  Showing up declares to the Universe that you are ready!  Often times we don’t  “show up”  due to some self-doubt or a story we made up about the reasons we are not ready.  If you have an idea or plan that is waiting to be set in motion, act on it.  By showing…

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Surfing the Waves of Change

Each day many people experience stress, worry and uncertainties both at home and at work. The effects of stress are linked to illness, dissatisfaction, and low productivity.  How do you cope? Or even better, how do you ride the waves of stress and uncertainty? I recommend a surf board. Now, this may not include going…

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The Extra Degree

There is a short movie out on the internet called The Extra Degree. It starts something like this: “At 211 degrees, water is  hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And boiling water can create the steam needed to power a locomotive. One extra degree makes all the difference.” Today I want to challenge you to “turn it up” one…

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The Law of Recency

The Law of Recency – or “What have you done for me LATELY?” In the early 1900’s psychologist Edward Thorndike coined several “laws of learning.” His “Law of Recency” states that things you have learned or encountered most recently are best remembered (and can interfere with old learning.) In business this translates in a couple…

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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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The Strength of Your Arrow

Last week we took a look at aiming your arrow at your target.  This week consider the qualities of your arrow. What makes your arrow (your goal or intention) move powerfully in the direction you want it to go?  A great aim on your part, a steady arm and lots of practice are all needed.  And then…

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Voice Your Preference!

In the U.S., this week we are preparing to cast our votes in the National Elections. It is both a privilege and a civic responsibility to vote on Election Day. I want to encourage each of you to take the time and state your preferences at the polls on Tuesday! Now, let’s take a look…

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What you see is what you get!

Is the way you look at your life impacting the way your life is looking ? (You may need to read that line again!)  If your perception is your reality,  then it may be worth some time and energy to become aware of your vantage point and see how it is serving you.  The Advantage-Vantage point Look at each challenge as a chance to strengthen your…

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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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What You Resist Will Persist

Ever find yourself arguing with reality – thinking that your circumstances should be different than they are? For example…. My business shouldn’t be so smallI shouldn’t have to work so hardMy spouse shouldn’t criticize meMy kids ought to do something when I ask When you resist the way things are currently by thinking that they should be…

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