Coaches Corner

Actionable information to help you grow your practice.

Vulnerability = The Greatest Courage!

Jun 14, 2021

Long-time followers of my writing know that I consider relationships the key to life. The next question is “What’s the key to relationships?” Author Brené Brown recently added to her string of books on vulnerability with the book we focus on today. Read on for the link to the book, and see how solid relationships…

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What Do You Do When Someone “Dumps” On You?

Jun 7, 2021

How do you react when someone cuts you off on the highway or gives you the time-honored “single-finger salute”? You have no control over what that person does or thinks. What you can control is how you react. David Polly got a great lesson on this from, of all people, a New York City taxi…

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Stop Procrastinating!

Jun 3, 2021

We all know our best work is done in a flow state. For some, like writer Tim Drenning, It can be a slow process getting into flow.  Probably that reluctance to start is quite common. I find it myself sometimes, though I’ve gotten better at starting. How about you? If you catch yourself “fiddling” with…

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Hate to Fail? Try Embracing Failure!

May 26, 2021

How comfortably do you accept your failures? Suppose you meet someone you’d like to get to know better. Unfortunately, all your efforts at ripening the relationship are rejected by the other person. Or you take on a new coaching client. After a  couple of sessions, your client tells you he or she is finding no…

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Do You Strive To Give Clients What They Want?

May 19, 2021

Again I found this week’s interesting content through my connection with my coach and mentor, Benjamin Hardy. Many of you will remember him from previous issues (examples here and here). Benjamin Hardy holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology. He’s also the author of Personality Isn’t Permanent and several other books exploring personality change. He knows what he’s talking about! The guy whose…

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Don’t Waste Your Time!

May 12, 2021

Recently I’ve happily discovered Medium.com. It’s a refreshingly open-minded site where people can post their writing about pretty much anything. You might find some things there that will offend you with vulgarity, “forbidden” topics, “out-there” opinions, or whatever. Nonetheless, I applaud a site where people can post what they choose. I just ran across a good…

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Be A Leader, Not A Manager!

May 5, 2021

A leader doesn’t tell people what to do! Does that strike you as a contradiction? Read on. In these letters, we’ve often examined aspects of what constitutes genuine leadership. Recently I listened to one of the best in-depth looks at this issue I’ve come across. We’ll learn that the leader’s job is to provide the…

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Gratitude and Acquaintances

Apr 28, 2021

This week I depart from my usual theme of what you can do to improve your business and/or life. That said, this is somewhat related, as we often talk here about the value of gratitude. The story I’m about to relate is to celebrate my gratitude for a chance meeting with new and very interesting…

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Gain More By Doing Less!

Apr 21, 2021

Many people believe they can be more productive by striving to do more. Most people will gain more by doing less rather than by doing more. The key is to do more of what’s important by doing fewer things. Most of the many things on a typical day’s to-do list mean very little in the…

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