Your Goal + Images + Your Brain =

About a decade ago, I trained with Maria Nemeth at her Academy Coaching for Excellence.  I still remember a class that went until almost 2:00 am one night.  Our assignment was to develop an important goal (or three?), write our goal statement and then scour through her collection of magazines hunting for images that resonated with our goal and with us. Amidst the scissors and glue sticks, the 40 participants sifted, cut and pasted our way to our collages.  Maria assured us that there was lots ..

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“If you’re willing to ask 1000 people, you can have anything” (including trust)

I'm told we can thank Byron Katie for the quote above.  Since my friend Steve Chandler is a big Katie fan, making requests is center stage on my daily dashboard.  To put this notion in context, consider that I once told a friend, I said "I don't ask others for much," to which my friend replied "you never ask anyone for anything." Those words landed with a thud.  It can't be a good thing to NEVER ask for anything1. Right? So I'm working on making one request each day.  One request, no big ..

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Why I Carried a 7-Pound Dictionary for 2 Years

A "transformation" is a powerful experience. I've experienced at least one. That transformation took about three months. Through it, an idiot became an honors student. ..

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