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Staying Motivated

Back in 1994 I completed the self-assessment in Martin Seligman’s now-classic book, Learned Optimism. With most quizzes, I answer the questions, think about the interpretation for a few minutes and promptly forget about it. Not this time. The insights I gained from that thought-provoking test had a profound, lasting effect on the way I think about and more…

What is Stopping you?

Question: One of the toughest things about chasing the dream is managing the disciplines of persistent action and hopeful patience that are required to ultimately see the vision come to be. This is an area of huge tension. How do dream chasers manage that tension and thrive? Fulfilling your dreams and your ability to thrive more…

9 Habits of Super Positive People

From: Marc and Angel Life is full of positive experiences.  Notice them.  Notice the sun warming your skin, the small child learning to walk, and the smiling faces around you.  Smell the rain, and feel the wind.  Live your life to the fullest potential by reveling in the beauty of these experiences, and letting them more…

Thinking

I love the different thought. Sometimes, it lends a different twist to your thinking. Last month, I got certified in TRP, the Totally Responsible Person. It’s about staying positive no matter the circumstances, to avoid the “victim mentality”. During the several days of the course, I heard something that really hit home: “What if life isn’t more…

The Truth About Dishonesty

David Herdlinger and his co-founder Joan Walsh of Kashbox Coaching wrote this month about dishonesty. I met David at a Quarterly get-together of RAC associates in Pa. It kind of caught me because I’ve been following Dan Ariely’s blog on behavioral economics and he has been talking about the same thing. (you can sign up to be more…

Leadership Advice from Tom Peters

Tom Peter’s Wisdom EXCELLENCE. Now.  EXCELLENCE. Always. by 1. People first, second, third, fourth … The “business” of leaders is people: to inspire/engage/provide a trajectory of opportunity—enterprise of every size and type as “cathedral” for human development. “When I hire someone, that’s when I go to work for them.”—John DiJulius 1A. Customer comes 2nd. If you want to best “Wow!” more…

EQ…Why It’s Important

Top  CEO Leaders and EQ I read Chip Scholz’s blog and this month he had some interesting facts about some CEOs we all may know.  Chip Conley on the Huffington Post names the following 10 leaders based on their emotional savvy and explains why: Do you know someone you would nominate for being a top emotionally savvy leader?? more…

Are You Marketable?

Nowadays, more then ever, it’s imperative to keep your knowledge and skills current. Yet it is the one thing we often say we don’t have time for, right? What resources do you use to keep up? For me, I am a book-a-holic! When I do assessments, they always show my love of learning. When you more…

Top Ten Things Successful People Do Differently

Top Ten Things Successful People Do Differently Be specific! Knowing exactly what you want to achieve gives you a better idea of what success looks like. For instance, “lose weight” or “sleep more” are vague. What specifically do you want? Seize the moment to act on your goals! We’re busy folks and it’s easy to more…

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Win Win Resolution I heard about Debra Vigliano’s work a few years ago. She runs the non-profit Win-Win Resolutions here in Greensboro, NC. This organization is dedicated to violence prevention through conflict resolution skills using theatre education and peer mediation programs. They help reduce violence and prejudice in schools and communities by teaching positive social skills via more…