Author Archives: Anne Kirvan


What do we value most?

Top 3 most admired qualities in people INC Magazine recently polled its Facebook followers on the characteristics they valued most in people. The 3 most admired traits in people are: Self-awareness Gratitude Empathy It’s interesting for me to note that these are 3 of the top characteristics that great coaches embody. Self-awareness: How can we begin…

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Co-ruminating versus Co-reflection and Dwight D’s Advice

Take command of your success like Captain Jean Luc Picard – ENGAGE! Engage – late Middle English (formerly also as ingage ): from French engager, ultimately from the base of gage1. The word originally meant ‘to pawn or pledge something,’ later ‘pledge oneself (to do something),’ hence ‘enter into a contract’ (mid 16th century), ‘involve oneself…

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3 Impediments to Success

The sooner these clowns get out of the car, the smoother the ride to success The road to goal achievement can be challenging enough without these three clowns dragging us down. Dynamic Inertia – We’ve all seen this clown zooming around the big top, going in circles, tooting his horn and getting nowhere. Shorten your…

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papa johns pizza pie

Mediocre Sauce, Bland Dough = Great Pizza?

When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie This article has nothing to do with my experience of eating a slice of Papa John’s Pizza because I never have. I can’t give it a rave review, nor can I knock it. So what do I have to say about Papa John’s Pizza?…

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work hours

INC to Ink

INC gives ink to limiting hours at work Inc Magazine recently had an article on the adverse effects of working more than 40 hours a week. Here they are: Working more than 10 hours a day is associated with a 60 percent jump in risk of cardiovascular issues. 10 percent of those working 50 to…

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free will neurogensis

Mental Time Travel & Cognitive Clarity

Free Will is an Illusion, Go for a Run I read two unrelated science articles this week and thought I would try to combine them into one post. A good business exercise as we often find ourselves in situations involving diverse perspectives that are often juxtaposed to each other. The first article cites a study…

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Competition is Out of Control

Is competition war? We are bombarded by war. Get it? Everywhere we turn we are assualted by similes and metaphors of war. The war on drugs, the war on poverty, we even battle cancer… the reference to war and violence has us surrounded on the battlefields of life and business. Often, competition is expressed in…

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Coaching Increases Good Luck

Coaching can increase your ‘good’ luck by 40% In a study of 1,000 people, Richard Wiseman discovered that you can change your luck from bad to good. What the work shows as a whole is that people can change their luck. Luck is not something paranormal in nature. It’s something that we are creating by…

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