Control the Meaning, Control the Outcome

You may not always have self-control, but you always have meaning-control. What do I mean by this? Most of the time we are able to maintain good self-control over what we decide to do in certain situations. Other times we are swayed by various forces, and those forces can be internal or external. For instance,Continue reading Control the Meaning, Control the Outcome

You’ve Still Got It

We are all born awesome! And we know it! We think we are superheroes! We wear a red cape. We leap from tall tabletops. We climb trees, flex our biceps, do our power pose, chase down the bad guys, and save the world every afternoon. Because we are invincible when we are five years old.Continue reading You’ve Still Got It

Perspective is a Study in Motion

I’ve been talking a lot about perspective lately. Which perspective is most positive, whose perspective are we listening to, and why perspective even matters. Today, I want to focus on how perspective is achieved. All too often, we cannot get ourselves in the right frame of mind, or we cannot get past a certain challenge,Continue reading Perspective is a Study in Motion

What Drives Your Decisions?

I recently read a quote that stated, “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” I found this really interesting for a few reasons. First, it reminds me of the marshmallow experiment conducted by Stanford back in 1972, where they gave children aged three to six years old a singleContinue reading What Drives Your Decisions?

Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Yesterday, I came across a quote that struck me in a particular way and stopped me in my tracks. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Many people attribute this quote to Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher who was one of theContinue reading Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Invest in Yourself

Today let’s take a moment to consider ourselves and our own well-being. We work hard at the office, at home, with family, with friends, and basically exhaust ourselves on a regular basis. And that is ok, it’s even good, so long as we remember to take care of ourselves as well. We’ve all become prettyContinue reading Invest in Yourself

Everyone’s a Coach

Well, maybe not everyone. But we all do some coaching at various times either at work or in life. Some folks do coaching better than others. Some lean on their listening skills. Others lean on their motivating skills. And others lean on their evaluating skills. Raise your hand if you think your core coaching skillContinue reading Everyone’s a Coach