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My Resume/Sales Presentation is Perfect… It Must Be the Economy

Photo by Taku

Photo by Taku

The first question I have to ask is, is it really perfect?  (By the way, the answer to that is always yes.  Human nature.)

It’s hard not to take pride of authorship, and this somehow seems to get worse in the face of stress or insecurity, doesn’t it?

We have a word for this in coach-speak.  It’s called “uncoachable.”  This is the person who has to be right even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Neutralize the Biggest Threat to Your Success

At Coach University, there are nine guiding principles that help us understand how people interact with the world. They are:

  1. Photo by Catherine

    Photo by Catherine

    People Have Something in Common

  2. People Are Inquisitive
  3. People Contribute
  4. People Grow From Connection
  5. People Seek Value
  6. People Act in Their Own Interest
  7. People Live From Their Perception
  8. People Have a Choice
  9. People Define Their Own Integrity

Finding Value in Unproductivity

Photo by Michael Lehet

Photo by Michael Lehet

I went to my friend’s lakehouse this weekend with several friends.  My plan was to get some work done while the rest of the group were out fishing. (I fish, but not when it is cold and drizzly.)  I didn’t even get out my work bag, and honestly, I was kind of bummed because I didn’t even have the inclination to something done.

Top 3 Tips for Choosing a Great Coach

Photo by Todd Lappin

Photo by Todd Lappin

Imagine…. I am standing high on my soapbox.

Last week, I got an invite to a teleseminar “How To Get Started As A Coach (Even Part-Time), Be Well-Paid
To Share What You Know And Help Lots of People”  I should have known from the “part-time” that I wouldn’t like what was going to be said.  This was a “get rich quick” type thing, and it’s misleading…. and infuriating as the “Coach in a Box” people are unleashed on the world.

The Biggest Secret to Having What you Want

Bet you can’t guess what it is…

Last week, we explored how active, real Listening is the key for creating great solutions out of conflict.  Surprise, surprise, it is also the key to your getting what you want out of life.  The second biggest secret to having what you want is to be in constant service to others.  How can you be in service if you don’t know what people want and need?  You could guess, or you could just ask a question and pay attention to the answer.  Which sounds like a more direct route?

50% of the Workforce Cannot Form a Trusting Relationship: What now?

Last year, I read Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley and came across the concept of Attachment Theory and had a Vivid Epiphany about why larger workplaces can be so dysfunctional, about why mistrustful and judments abound once an organization reaches a certain size.

Since then, I have amassed materials from several universities.  The concept is fascinating, and I believe it is pivotal to transforming organizations into thriving, profitable communities of creative thinking.

What questions do you have about coaching?

This is your day to get your questions answered. What have you always wanted to know about coaching, but have never had a risk-free way to ask? Leave a post below.

Peace and Prosperity,

Top 3 Reasons Why Gift Giving is Good

Critter underneath the Christmas Tree

Critter underneath the Christmas Tree

I’ll start this with an admission: we abdicated on the holiday season this year.  There are no latkes, no tree, no gifts, with the exception of those to non-profits such as Best Friends and the Heifer Project.

I didn’t miss any of it until today.

Transform your Overloaded, Underperforming Brain into an Efficient, Overachieving Machine (Part 3)

In part 1, we touched on some highlights about what neuroscience has taught us about learning, patterns and their impact on thought.  In part 2, we looked at how those thoughts determine emotion and how anger and fear impact the quality of thinking.  Over the year, we’ll be examining other forms of overload and providing some concrete actions to mitigate or avoid them.  Today, we are going to tie this together with the answer to this question:

Transform Your Overloaded, Underperforming Brain into an Efficient, Overachieving Machine (Part 2)

In my last post, we touched on some highlights about what neuroscience has taught us about learning, patterns and their impact on thought.  Today, we’re going look at how simple thought connects to brain overload, how overload creates an environment of sub-par performance and some strategies you can implement today to transform your brain into an efficient, overachieving machine.

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