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Solvitur Ambulando

Solvitur ambulando means “it is solved by walking” and refers to the way a good jaunt can clear the mind and sooth the soul. Getting…

What is Better than Perfect?

Excellence! Excellencism is a healthy alternative to perfectionism. Excellence is achievable, perfection is not. Perfectionism is control, excellence is flow. Perfectionism is often born of…

The Art of Thinking from the End

It is necessary to have an end in mind for without it we drift rudderless on the sea of life. The meaning of life, our…

You have to Walk the Valley to get to the Mountaintop

Deny me the lessons of the valley and I will not learn the skills I need to traverse the highest mountains. Sometimes you find yourself…

Three Keys to Influence

Three Keys to Influence: A summary of the “Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change” Whether you’re eradicating disease, improving customer service, or engaging struggling…

Is Your Dog Happier Than You?

Probably! Let’s think about why that might be… Your dog isn’t dragging the past into the present. Your dog lives serenely in the present moment.…

Taking in the Good

There is a theory out there that our brains are hard wired with a negativity bias as a survival technique from ancient times. In a…

You Owe You

What do you owe you? To always be on your own side. To never, ever self-sabotage. To have your self-talk be positive, solution-oriented and act…

Four Traits of Happy People

1. They Choose Their Mindset They remain optimistic, solution-oriented, forward thinkers in all circumstances. They know that no matter what, a positive outlook will achieve…

A Subtle but oh so Sure Path to Failure

Want to try hard? Be Sincere? Really care? And yet achieve far less than you could? Easy! Pick vague, fuzzy goals! Develop Team Members! Grow…

Do the Words You Use Impact Your Life Expectancy?

If the words you choose to use are consistently positive (including your inner self talk), you most likely have an optimistic view of life and…

The Life Span of an Emotion

According to a Harvard neuroanatomist the life span on an emotion is just 90 seconds: “When a person has a reaction to something in the…

To Be Your Best Self, Don’t Do These 5 Things

Self-criticism: While one should always acknowledge and accept reality, getting down on oneself is a losing path. Failure to Release: Never waste emotional energy on…

Pssst! Want to Hear a Secret?… The Secrets of Success Are Dull and Boring

And what is more, you probably already know them! You just aren’t doing them! Why? Well, there are also lots of “secrets of success”; each…

Don’t let Life get in the way of Your Life

We can all get busy; very, very busy. The day to day can turn into a whirlwind of ringing phones, dinging messages, strident, urgent demands…

5 Simple Steps That Virtually Guarantee Success (Yet Few Do Consistently)

Goals: Written, Specific, backed up by Action Plans with Deadlines/Accountability Checkpoints; Reviewed Regularly to ensure what YOU want, reflect YOUR passions, not social/parental/peer programing. Yes,…

The Power of “Yet”

Three statements: I don’t know how. This isn’t working. There isn’t a way. Three statements, oh so slightly, yet so powerfully different: I don’t know…

Escaping the Solomon’s Paradox

Solomon was the king of ancient Israel ruling from around 970 to 931 BC. Renowned for his wisdom, his personal life was somewhat messy to…

Change the Locks…NOW!

Most likely it’s far past time to change the locks to the gateway of your mind, to the foyer of your thoughts. In the hurley…

Expect Unexpected Opportunity

Truth is, what most call luck is really most often the intersection of opportunity with preparation. Inadequate preparation? Luck goes on to knock at another’s…

Stressed? Or Blessed?

Stress is not an event but rather a learned reaction to an event. That reaction can be modified or at least mollified. It can be…

A Simple, Easy to Learn Technique that will Impress your Boss

Follow up and follow through. That’s it. It’s not much but few do it and fewer yet do it consistently. Follow-through means to see something to completion,…

OCP=OR

We have a saying at my company: “Our Customer’s Perception is Our Reality.” (OCP=OR) Each one of us sees the world differently and when it…

Define Your Average as Above Average

When you are average, you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top. There are many things in life that are…

Little Things Make Big Things Happen

The details matter because big success is just the steady accumulation of small wins piled one on top of another. Everything is connected, all is…

Do YOU think YOU are Worthy? And Worthy of What?

As Marianne Williamson famously said: “You playing small doesn’t serve the world.” We are put on this world to be our best selves, to develop to our fullest potential…

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