Could You Have Been An Olympic Athlete?

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If you are like millions of people around the world, you have at least peeked at the Olympic games in Rio this week – whether it be the astonishing Americans Katy Ledecky and Michael Phelps in swimming and gymnast Simone Biles, Usain Bolt of Jamaica on the track, or countless other athletes who missed a medal by hundredths of a second. How is it that these elite athletes reach such …
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The Simple Phrase that Leads to Stress-Free Living

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How many times have you been told that it’s a waste of time to talk about what you could have, would have or should have done?  Using these phrases keeps us focused on the past. We use them to blame ourselves, to blame others or to blame circumstances.  These words keep us in a victim mentality and that’s never a good place to be. However, I have found a great …
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How Creative Are You?

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Have you caught yourself saying something like:  I’m not as creative, smart, talented (or some other positive trait) like my brother, sister, wife, friend, parent? You may insist that this true because they . . .   then you’ll describe how they paint, write books, develop business plans, or compose music, all in an effort to prove that your assessment of their gifts is true. And you may be wrong.  Your …
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Are Assumptions Ruining Your Chances for Success?

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Ten days ago I sent the manuscript for my upcoming book, Live Large – An Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next, to a publisher along with all the submission paper work they had requested.   I was sure I would hear back from him the next day with a confirmation of receipt at least, but nothing came.  Between leaving for a business trip and grieving my dog (see last week’s blog), …
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How to Make Loss Work For You

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For the many fans of A Prairie Home Companion, the live radio show hosted by Garrison Keillor, it was a week of saying good-bye.  Keillor, the forever inventive host decided to “hang it up,” leaving many fans mourning the loss of a friend who has been around for decades. It was a week of goodbye for me, too. My standard poodle Holly quietly slipped away to romp in “the fields …
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