Category Archives: Coaching


Happiness? 7 Clues

7 ‘Get a Clue’ for Happiness We may read it. We may hear it. We might even see the video, but happiness seems to elude many of us. Perhaps happiness isn’t a static state. Maybe it’s dynamic like life – coming and going with the wind and rain and disaster and grace. Here are 7…

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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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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 Lesson 138: April Showers bring May Flowers

Life Cycles, Cause & Effect and Attitude The proverb “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers”, first recorded in 1886, or the shorter, trochaic version “April showers bring May flowers” (originally “Sweet April showers/Do spring May flowers”, part of a poem recorded in 1610. Wikipedia Much of life and business is cyclical and…

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2 Tips on Goals and April Fools

April fooling with goals Since April brings focus to the fool, I thought I would mention two points on goals and fools. But first some words on the ‘fool’. In the Tarot deck – The Fool’s Meaning The Fool is a very powerful card in the Tarot deck, usually representing a new beginning — and, consequently,…

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