Thoughts and Feelings

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” -William James This is a lesson I learn over and over again. We have choice in what we decide to think about. Is this a radical notion to you? Or just obvious? Do you do it? Here is where I get […]

Free Your Mind

“Free your mind and the rest will follow” –En Vogue I facilitate a training on accountability. Organizations hire me to teach a form of accountability that calls for neutral and non-judgmental examination of the choices we make that lead to our results. We call this ownership for our results and our choices. It is not […]

“I Can’t” (The Voice, Part 9)

In spin class yesterday, I heard this: “You can do so much more than you give yourself credit for.” (Or something like that.  I mean the music is loud and I am exhausted.) But I got to thinking.  (Because it’s easier than focusing on pedaling) and I thought, you know it’s true that we don’t […]

Choose! November 8, 2016

We all have choice. This is the premise of coaching. We have choice – always. We do not always SEE that we have choice. Sometimes because we feel powerless, ineffective. Sometime we cannot figure out which is the best choice to make. Sometimes, maybe, we are just fed up with the choices we see. Power, […]

You Get to Choose (Part I)

If you live in Sacramento near Land Park area, you will have by now become familiar with “the man at Sutterville and Freeport.” He holds a sign and he dances. You’ve seen this before – a person with a sign pointing to Verizon or a sandwich shop. They’re pretty high energy. But this guy is […]

Are you Feeling Lucky?

Doesn’t it seem like some people are just more successful than others?  Some small business owners make it big.  Some make it through and sustain a level of success that is just enough to get by.  Many never make it even that far. I recently read an article talking about the place of luck in […]

Saying “Yes” = Saying “No”

Consider this:  Every time you say “yes” to something, you are saying “no,” to something else. For example: “Yes; I will finish the project today” = “No; I won’t be home on time for dinner.” “Yes, let’s buy that house” = “No; we won’t be going to Hawaii this year.” Some of the yes/no relationships […]