Monthly Archives: August 2009

Are you ready to fly?

“Sometimes we have to be pushed out of our nest in order to fly. There are a lot of eagles out there that hadn’t spread their wings in a while.”  Dave Ramsey

What things have you done today that will enable you to live a better future? 

What have you learned today?

What have you risked today?

What have you dreamed about today?

What goals have you set down on paper that you desire to achieve?

When will you be ready to fly?

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coaching, why?

When is the best time to obtain the services of a coach?   Is the best time to get a coach when things are going good?  Is the best time to get a coach when you are looking for a new career?  Is the best time to get a coach when you are already good?

The best time to get a coach is when you are ready to make a significant change in objectives, goals, performance or significance in your life.  

You could desire a change in your career, or in your personal life, or you could just want to make a quantum leap in performance in what you already are good at.   Tiger Woods the best golfer in the world made a change in his golf swing so that he would get better.   For many observers making a change when you already are the best at what you do is counterintuitive, and that is just what makes the best even better.   Lance Armstrong is the best Tour de France rider ever, yet he seeks to improve on his skills continually and he does it largely through the efforts of his coach.

It doesn’t matter whether you are the very best at what you do or you are struggling to do what you do the best you can, you can benefit from coaching.  Coaching can take you to new heights of performance, satisfaction, and success.  

Some people wonder if coaching is expensive.   The reality is the cost of doing nothing often exceeds the cost of doing something.    Coaching is an investment in yourself that pays exceptional dividends.    Coaching helps you realize your full potential.

When you are ready to make a significant and lasting change that will improve your quality of life think about using a coach to help you get the results you desire.

dancin’ in the rain

DSC03100Take a look – what can the power of gratitude do for you?

Dance in the rain!

Dance to your dreams!

Dance to your aspirations!

Dance to your creative spirit!

Dance to a new idea!

Dance for happiness!

Dance today!

 

“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain!”

 

your thought patterns

In the past researchers focused on negative thought patterns and depression and now researchers like Martin Seligman, Tal Ben Shahar, Sonja Lyubomirsky and Gretchen Rubin are focusing on positive thinking.

 

When a negative thought enters your mind what do you do with it?  Do you dwell on it as if it were true?   Take an example from your past, a time when a negative thought just turned over and over in your mind.   What was that thought?  

Evaluate the thought through the prism of these four questions to see if the thought is true.

  1. Is the thought true?
  2. Can you absolutely know that it is true?
  3. How do you feel when you have that thought?
  4. Who would you be or what would you feel if it you didn’t have that thought?

Now, reverse the thought and change it to its opposite.

  1. Is the thought false?
  2. Can you absolutely know that it is false?
  3. How do you feel when you have that thought?
  4. What would you be or what would you feel if you did something with this thought?

 

 

Which scenario is more valid, the positive thought or the negative thought?   Which thought has the possibility of creating a better mood and better outcome?

Take time to think about the positive outcomes and your life will become more positive as a result.

waiting for what

DSC03468“Success will not wait.  If I delay, she will become betrothed to another and lost to me forever.  This is the time.  This is the place.  I am the man.”  Og Mandino

“My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible.  All are of no value unless they are followed by action.”  Og Mandino

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  Thomas Edison

“Success doesn’t just happen.  You have to go out there and make it happen.  If you sit around waiting for success, it’ll never come.  In the end, all you’ll be is someone just sitting around waiting.”  Danica Patrick – race car driver.

What are you waiting for?

What is the “new reality”?

What if the rate of change you are experiencing today is only going to increase with much greater amplitude?   Are you going to be ready?

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It is being called “The new reality”, the reality that is only going to grow more violent in the swings.   There will be periods of great change and growth followed by dramatic and quick drops.  Companies will begin to rely in increasing measure a contract workforce that is sourced from around the world.  People will connect in and drop out perhaps with contracts that last as short as a day.   Work slicing, job slicing and career slicing will become the new way of work.   Micro-work.  Businesses without a shell, businesses without a place, just a connection point to a web page somewhere on the globe.  Enter your global registration key and the information that you need to transfer funds to your bank and you are ready to work.   Salaries will be negotiated real-time through a bidding system and a reputation score. 

Is that beginning of a new reality that will disperse work to a globalized workforce all competing for a piece of the pie?  

Imagine the rate of change doubling or tripling in the next five years.  How would that impact you?  

Will it be the new reality?