Standing In Our Own Way

The great American thinker, Ralph Waldo Emerson, is credited with saying: “As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” There may indeed be truer statements but, if so, I can’t think of any. Those who constantly fail — or, even fail to achieve at least a…

Responsibility And Changing Belief Systems

After reading one of my past articles, Belief Systems, a Twitter friend wrote: “That means we are responsible for everything in our lives! Also, our belief systems can change.” Regarding the first part: responsible for everything?? Well, yes…and perhaps, no. If we were to define “responsible” as “being the cause of something” (paraphrasing one dictionary…

The *Real* Benefits of Having A Coach?

Like many, I’ve utilized the services of coaches throughout my professional career. Depending upon the situation, I’ve hired sales coaches, life coaches, physical fitness coaches and, of late, because I’ll be speaking next month in China, a Mandarin Language coach. Joy, my Mandarin coach, told me recently that she was going to show me something…

A Terrific Gratitude Re-Frame From Joe

On his Facebook wall, my great friend, Joe Vizi, owner (with lovely wife, Renee) of Concord, Georgia based Eco-Scrub Carpet & Floor Care posted the following awesome statement: “Today I will be thankful for the parking spot furthest from the door; because it means that I can walk!” WOW! Sure, we often speak of gratitude…

If For No Other Reason…

In a recent post it was suggested that being polite and courteous toward others is not only a good way to be for its own sake, but also because it’s good business. Within the article, there was a very cool quote from Ben Franklin that read, “If rascals knew how much money they could make…