Oct 8
Seasons

 

In New England the third quarter coincides with the visible change of seasons – leaves falling, crisp autumn air moving in and the animals preparing for winter.   For many businesses this quarter is their time to stock up for a slower season while for other businesses it’s time to …

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Sep 25
Commitment

 

Commitment

We say we want a specific result but then don’t take the consistent daily action necessary to achieve it.  What prevents a seemingly motivated person from making progress toward his/her goals?

COMMITMENT 

Most people are dabblers who pretend to be committed.  Dabblers are in the game but are not in the game to win it.   They say they are committed to an outcome and then use softeners with themselves when they don’t achieve the result.  Top softeners (stories/excuses people

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Sep 15
Patience

Patience is a virtue…or is it?  How do we reconcile this age-old wisdom in today’s fast paced society?

In our search for instant gratification we have lost the capacity to tolerate delay.   The truth is most of the things that trigger impatience – a slow driver in front of you,

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Sep 9
Are You A Champion?

When most people think about being a champion they associate it with defeating a rival or fighting for a cause.  Images of trophies, awards and public recognition are closely linked to the definition.   As a result most people don’t consider themselves a champion and most often because they don’t champion

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Sep 3
HELP!

 

The Myth: I can do it all (by myself).

The Truth:  it’s behaviorally impossible to do everything well. 

We are required to wear many hats at home and at work – visionary, bookkeeper, marketer, salesperson, administrator, homemaker, provider, partner, parent, the list is endless.

When you realize it’s impossible

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Aug 27
The Power of One

As The Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps the nation it’s important to recognize The Power of One.   We don’t achieve anything alone but it only takes ONE person to create momentum and make a difference in the lives of others.
 

The original Ice Buck Challenge started among professional golfers, either dump ice water on yourself or donate $100 to the charity of your choice.   Through the power of social media it traveled from ONE person to another reaching the wife of

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Jul 23
Decide

Change happens the moment you decide.  Anything before then is “trying.”  The irony of “trying” is although you are doing something you aren’t doing what you set out to do otherwise you wouldn’t be trying you would be doing it.  “Trying” is the story we tell ourselves to soften the

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Jul 9
Clarity & Action

You can’t read well through blurry or scratched lenses. You can’t see the stars through a telescope with a cloudy eyepiece. You can’t see your goals if you don’t have clarity. There are so many distractions in life it is easy to get off track. You have to (re)focus on …

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Mar 20
Stop Anti-Bullying Efforts

According to NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – 30% of children are regularly involved in bullying and “everyday 160,000 students stay home from school because they are afraid of being bullied.”  The trend to address this growing issue is referred to as “anti-bullying” and it’s not working.…

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Mar 10
Feeling Off-Balance?

Many people are searching for greater life balance.  Is “balance” achievable?   The answer depends on how you define balance.

Often we are feeling off-balance because our definition of balance is based on external measurements and not on our own sense of internal alignment.  For some balance may mean spending 50% …

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