What’s one statement that describes both the best and the worst advice you’ve ever received? You would probably be surprised at how much thought perfect strangers will invest in answering that question. Here are some of the more frequent answers I heard: Calm down. Just walk away. The past is the past. Don’t make waves. …Read More about Mixed Messages
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I’ve taken several behavior assessments and honestly, there haven’t been any surprise results. Don’t get me wrong. I highly recommend them and will share my favorite with you. But assessments can only raise your self-awareness. It’s still up to you to act. For example, I know that my natural tendency is to seek out the …Read More about Unless Otherwise Directed…
I took this picture knowing I’d use it for a blog but wasn’t sure what the topic would be so I asked someone what words came to mind when they saw the picture. The reply was completely unexpected: “sometimes the brokenness in your life doesn’t completely go away”. We had just finished walking on the …Read More about Bearing the Scars
Ever get that feeling you should stop what you’re doing and talk with someone? That happened during a John Maxwell certification course. I was talking with a colleague at lunch when I suddenly felt we should include a woman across the table. Clara Ororie was the woman and she took me on an amazing journey …Read More about Freedom After Speech
Our fast paced lifestyle leaves little room for “extra” events. My wife and I often joke, “If it’s not on the calendar, it doesn’t exist.” We run our lives from an electronic visualization of time and anything not making the cut of color coded blocks usually doesn’t get done, at least not without some consternation …Read More about You don’t have time NOT to be coached!
I was talking with a colleague several weeks ago about modifying our training curriculum while maintaining a focus on self-awareness. It was about that time that he said we should “love ourselves as our neighbors“. I paused thinking he meant to say we should “love our neighbor as ourselves” but he said the commandment to …Read More about Love Yourself as Your Neighbor