The Power of Choice

Each and every day, we have choices, A LOT of CHOICES.  We have choices on what time we get up, what we eat, what we wear, what to work on and how hard to work on it.  Basically we have choices on what we do and say from the moment we open our eyes to (more…)

Trance Yourself Out

On the last day of my NLP Practitioner Certification Course, my participants read each other trance scripts which they prepared during our work on conversational hypnosis. And after they were done, they proclaimed it was the best exercise they had done with the most impact.  Here’s how to create your own: Start with a goal. What do (more…)

Mini Attack on 360 Evaluations

When I talk to people who live in the corporate world, I hear a lot about 360 evaluations.  I know they serve a purpose but here’s why I don’t like them: Most people I coach have an issue spending too much time being concerned about what other people think of them.  I know this isn’t (more…)

The Power of a Good Parent

I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile.  It’s been at the back of my mind turning over and over.  And yesterday I was reminded why I needed to write it today.  I’m sitting in a restaurant.  I’m waiting for my food to come.  There’s a young man sitting next to me and his (more…)

Before You Set Your Goals

STOP!  Don’t even think about setting a goal or making a silly New Year’s resolution until you read this! Some people make a big mistake in setting goals that aren’t related to the roles they have in their lives.  Roles?  Yes, the different hats you wear throughout your day, week and month, are the roles (more…)

Arrival Syndrome

​When some people reach their goal and “arrive” they tend to fall back and say “I’ve made it!” and then not stay on top of the behaviors that got them there in the first place. Comfy in your corner office you lose sight of the numbers. You abdicate instead of delegate. You skip the gym (more…)

Bring Back Rules

I’m standing at the taxi stand waiting for the next available taxi to come along. Up pulls a black cab (the expensive private-driver kind) that blocks the driveway as he waits for whatever passenger has hired him. The only problem is that he’s not allowed to park at the taxi stand because it prevents other (more…)

A Wise Man Once Said

Wise men are great.  Wise women are too.  They say the smartest things sometimes.  Don’t you agree?  Here’s what this one said… People who look up avoid bird poop. It’s true, right?  If you’re looking up, you’ll see the bird and then you’ll be able to take action and move.  If you’re looking down, you’re (more…)