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Conflict for the Holidays

Conflict for the Holidays

"I literally can’t remember a positive thing about you!" Has this ever happened to you when fighting with your spouse or close family member? It’s as though our brain drops its memory function altogether. This is a common occurrence during intense conflict... often...

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Distracted from Living

Distracted from Living

I'm convinced that most humans (at least in the western world) are living a subpar life due to constant distractions. Our social media, work from phone, distracted world is literally robbing us of engaging fully with the world around us. Those of you born before 1980...

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The Story Between Our Ears

The Story Between Our Ears

What goes on between your ears is incredibly important. Our self-talk (the way we think about ourselves) determines our successes, failures and ultimately our destiny. Unfortunately, most of our spontaneous thoughts about self (up to 70%) are negative. If I had a...

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Embracing Right Now!

Embracing Right Now!

In our world that exalts Busyness over Significance I find this “post” by Blaise Pascal very relevant.   “We never keep to the present. We recall the past; we anticipate the future as if we found it too slow in coming and were trying to hurry it up, or we recall...

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Fake it til you make it

Fake it til you make it

Some of the most practical advice I give leaders is this “fake it till you make it.” I know, I know… some of you are thinking that this doesn’t sound right. It’s inauthentic. It’s pithy. It’s even unethical. I’d have to argue with each of these. Acting the part of...

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Life is How You Frame It

Life is How You Frame It

One thing I’ve discovered while working with leaders is that so much of life is how you frame it. I first learned this lesson at home. As the father of three daughters I’ve learned that their experiences in life are shaped PRIMARILY by how they frame things. All three...

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