Have you ever planned something - visualized exactly how it was going to unfold and then experience something totally beyond your control? That's how it was for me when I met Arnold Best. We were meeting at half past one at Rituals in St. Ann's. I got there about quarter after to settle myself and … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Risk?
Do you ever feel insecure? What about unworthy? And rejected? Are you easily hurt if your'e not included in a conversation...left out of a project...didn't get an invite to the party? Most of us think, 'I'm pretty worthy of love and belonging -- but I'd be super worthy of love and belonging if I could lose … Continue reading You Don’t Need to be Fixed – Nothing is Wrong With You
Winston Churchill said “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Regardless of the strategy, you are getting results. The thing is – are these “the results” that you set out to get, are they better, or are they worse? There’s a story that Warren Buffett famed investor shared in his mentor … Continue reading Beautiful Strategy…But Are You Getting the Results You Want?
I know the title of this post is straightforward and self explanatory yet instead of modifying our plans we quit or go after a new set of results. Repeat this long enough and we start to say "I'm not lucky." "I'm not good in business." "It's not my time." "This success thing is complicated." I … Continue reading Be Prepared to Modify Your Plan If You’re Not Getting the Results You Want
Clayton Christensen, a man wearing many hats including professor, author, entrepreneur, missionary, husband, and father made this very bold statement in his essay "How Will You Measure Your Life?" If you study the root causes of business disasters , over and over you'll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at … Continue reading If You Don’t Keep Focusing on This, You Won’t Get Results
I would never say that I'm afraid of flying but I don't like turbulence. Who does? As I sat in the airport this morning, awaiting the arrival of my flight, rain started to fall. By the time I ascended the plane stairs, the winds were blowing fiercely. I heard the flight attendant say something like … Continue reading When Fear Dissolved in the Midst of Turbulence
You have so much potential! Hated to hear people tell me this because HAVING potential and actually USING it are worlds apart. And when you're not using your potential YOU KNOW! Knowing that you're NOT using your full potential is one thing. DOING something about it is another. On my walk last evening, I was listening … Continue reading Existing in your Universe of Unrealized Potential is PAINFUL!
I recently started reading "The Thin Book 2" by Jeane Eddy Westin. The title of the book is misleading because although its focus is weight loss - I have found life-wide application. The entry for January 8th reads: Don't ask yourself the Wrong Questions. I've heard Tony Robbins say it like this - Ask a … Continue reading What Have You Done Right Today?
We are so uber-connected these days. Technology provides us with so many self serve options that we seem to be connecting to each other less and less. I was talking with a massage therapist who recently took a "Compassionate Touch" course focused on hands-on care for those in later life stages. Some folks showed early … Continue reading The Power of Connection