I've written in the past about how most of my life, I've lived it in reaction mode. Instead of making plans and executing them I would wait for someone or something to tell me what I needed to do when. The rest of the time I was just in my "doing life" mode. That can happen to anyone, especially if they're not a type A personality. One of the things I use in my strategic intervention coaching is metaphor. You remember what a metaphor is, right? The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as: [...]
2016-12-20T12:43:43+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Goals, Mindset|Comments Off on Which Sport Describes How You Show Up In Life?
It's that time of year when you start to hear a lot about setting goals. I guess that the changing from one year to the next is as good a time as any to think about goals and it's the time of year most people think about them but it gets kind of old, don't you think? But here's the thing. The beginning of the year is a fresh start. The year is new and everything that goes with it can be new too. Everybody likes a fresh start. I've been guilty on the past of setting goals, or resolutions, [...]
I just experienced one of the worst times to get a stomach virus. The day after Thanksgiving. Yeah, that's enough of a word picture for anyone, right? I don't get sick like this often. In fact, Towona and I discussed it and the last time I had a bug like this was 16 years ago. I've been blessed over my years with good health. There is an interesting gift one receives from an illness. At least I did and I don't think I'm different from most. Perspective. Perspective is defined as: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; [...]
2016-11-28T13:31:30+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Mindset|Comments Off on What Does Getting a Stomach Virus Over the Holidays Give You?
I haven't been a morning person most of my life. But that has changed in the last couple of years. I find myself waking up earlier and earlier in the mornings. Some mornings it's 6am and other mornings it's 4am. I'm really loving my mornings. I like to start off slow by getting a cup of coffee and sitting by the fire catching up on tweets or blog posts. I'm also reading a couple books right now so sometimes I switch to those. At some point in my morning I start planning my day and start thinking of all that I [...]
2016-11-23T21:10:19+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advice, Mindset|Comments Off on Do This 1 Thing in the Mornings to Change Your Day
How many of you have ever been mountain biking? Great! You understand what I'm saying about focus. When you're going down the trail you can't focus on every rock, tree stump or turn, can you? If you do, what happens? If you are watching every bump and log that's in front of you you're more than likely going to hit it. I can vouch for that. I had been riding a road bike for a few years when I decided to take up mountain biking. I didn't have all the fundamentals down and I hopped on my bike [...]
2016-11-17T16:49:10+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Mindset|Comments Off on Where Focus Goes Energy Flows
What I want to discuss in the next several minutes is how our mindset affects everything we do and how, by changing our mindset with a few shifts in thinking, we can have more success, better relationships and better finances. You with me? How much does mindset matter? The great american entrepreneur, Henry Ford, has been quoted as saying: If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. Turns Out Mom Was Right In the last post I talked about how the words we use when talking to ourselves, our inner dialog, affects our lives in [...]
2016-11-17T16:49:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Mindset|Comments Off on Think You Can? You’re Right! Overcoming Limiting Beliefs