Coaches Corner

Actionable information to help you grow your practice.

Surf Dude And Life Lessons That Go With It

Jan 13, 2021

My good friend and fellow Estanciero David Galland recently published Surf Dude. Like everything David writes, it’s a riveting story. As with much good writing, there’s a lot more here than an entertaining narrative. The story is of a group of airliner crash survivors on a small island, struggling for survival. Two examples of extreme antisocial behavior…

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New Year, New Habits!

Jan 6, 2021

Which of your habits (we all have many!) are serving you well? Which are detrimental for you? What new habits would you like to establish? Want to : Quit smoking? Lose weight? Make your bed every morning? Eat a small amount of healthy chocolate each day? Last week I got a recommendation for a book…

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A Bizarre 2020: The Good and The Bad

Dec 29, 2020

We prepare to close the books on what has been a most bizarre year. For most of us, probably the most bizarre year of our lives! For me, this seems a good time to reflect on 2020, and think about how to get 2021 off to the best possible start. One of the best ways…

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Challenges On Your Team’s Performance!

Dec 23, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year. No disputing that! Likely, it’s been more challenging for many of your team members than for you personally. Or maybe you’ve had your own major challenges. In any case, what’s important is limiting the impact of those challenges on your company’s performance. Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX, and CEO of VaynerMedia,…

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Make A Decision!

Dec 16, 2020

Several months ago, we heard (literally, if you listened to the interview) from Dr. Benjamin Hardy. Ben is a coach who has been a great help in my becoming a better version of myself. In this issue, I’ll focus on one particular idea he mentioned in that interview. I recently made this the topic of my…

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The “Elon Musk Leadership” Effect!

Dec 9, 2020

The business world, and its observers, have been awed by Elon Musk’s wild success in business. As you probably know, he recently rose to the rank of second wealthiest man in the world. This is largely due to the increase in market value of Tesla’s stock. Of course, the meteoric rise in Tesla’s stock price…

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Don’t Stress It!

Dec 2, 2020

24/7 high-level stress! Start-up founders are famous for thinking they can work this way indefinitely. Here’s the story of the co-founders of Front, who believed they could handle it, until… One developed cancer. The other had a breakdown that left her unable to function for months. When they were able to get their attention back on…

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Choose Your Reactions!

Nov 25, 2020

As the quarantine wears on, it’s important to remind ourselves that we can always choose our reactions. Whatever is happening around us, our mindset is a choice we can make: Positive, or negative Happy, or unhappy Productive, or idle Taking charge, or worrying. I first wrote about this in March when none of us had any idea…

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What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Nov 18, 2020

“Emotional intelligence”, or EQ, has become a popular buzzword in business recently. What does emotional intelligence mean? I guess you could call it a fancy term for what we used to know as “soft skills”. Buzzwords seem to turn up in every pursuit employing a unique skill set. People love to throw them around, because…

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