Many of us in the Northeastern part of the US today are experiencing what meteorologists call a “Bomb Nor’easter”. Sounds frightening, intimidating and yes, deadly. Warnings of coastal flooding and snowfall of several feet have been predicted in its path. Working in my office today, I notice the tall pine trees sway back and forth, …Read More about How Strong is Your Foundation?
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Are you the windshield or the bug? Or something else? ========================================== The old saying goes, “Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug.” My preference is to be neither because I want to avoid being crushed and want to avoid being the crusher. So what is the alternative? I like to consider myself the …Read More about Sometimes You’re the Windshield…Sometimes You’re the Bug. OR Choose to be Neither!
In reading a book called The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, he tells the story of going to a school in Soweto in South Africa. He asked the children, “Who here likes to do schoolwork?” thinking many of the children would enthusiastically respond that they did not like schoolwork. The result was the opposite. About …Read More about Today, I have the privilege
I am fortunate to live in a very beautiful area in Virginia – my deck looks out on an environmentally protected area with lots of tall trees and a wooded forest. If I am lucky, occasionally I will see a deer or two walking through the woods. In the fall, it is especially awe-striking with …Read More about Coach John Wooden’s 7-Point Creed: #2 – Make each day your masterpiece
Recently seeing the movie Wonder, it got me wondering about some things, myself. The movie, inspired by the novel written by R.J. Palacio, tells the story of a young boy, Auggie, who was born with a rare genetic facial disorder. Roughly 600,000 people in the US have been diagnosed with this disorder. The movie was …Read More about Wonder
Attending a coaching meeting a few days ago, I was asked the question, “What was the reason you got into coaching and how do you want to use coaching to inspire others going forward?” My immediate response was that I got into coaching because I believe in helping people achieve their goals and empowering them …Read More about What is Your “Why”? Being Authentic in Coaching
Every Sunday, I trek out to do the grocery shopping. I look at the Sunday advertisements, plan by thinking of healthy dishes to cook the following week, cut out coupons, and go. Where I live there are multiple choices to do your grocery shopping – they seem to be expanding these choices every week. …Read More about Going the Extra Mile (and More)
Picture yourself in a meeting with a group of people. Those in the group are throwing out ideas about a project, an idea or a solution. Or perhaps you are with family members and they are putting forward their thoughts and their wants about a particular situation. And you? You are listening to others and …Read More about Finding Your Voice
Some of us may have been on this path before – sitting at a desk, slugging away on the computer, working through whatever tasks have been handed out that month, that week, that day…and you are counting the hours until it is quitting time. And perhaps when it is quitting time, you are still so …Read More about Should I Stay or Should I Go?
I went on a bike ride one morning and noticed a few things about joy. Generally, my bike ride is 45 minutes long consisting of three 15-minute loops around the neighborhood. The first two laps, I focus on cycling as fast as I can and then the last lap is my “joy ride” with the …Read More about Riding with Joy
Have you ever watched a water fountain and been mesmerized by the shoots of water that go up and down and up and down and up and down? Sometimes I become so mesmerized by the process that I pick out a little strand of water and see if I can keep up with its flow. …Read More about What Goes UP
The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,200 miles and covers the span of 14 states from its official southern terminus at Springer Mountain, GA to the tips of Katahdin at the northern terminus. The estimated time to complete a thru-hike is 5-7 months. Out of approximately 3,330 thru hikers, only 20% complete the full hike. The …Read More about Pay the Mountain to See the View
How many times have we said, “If there were just more hours in a day then I could get everything done I want to get done.”? What are those “things”? In the ideal world, how many hours in a day would that require to get everything accomplished? Sometimes it takes doing an inventory of exactly …Read More about Time Management: What would you do if you had an extra hour?