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Self-Awareness

People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance... They seem quite eager to feed you their negativity... Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.-...

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Authentic Behaviour

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do,...

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Congruence

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. - Thomas J. Watson Sr. Coaching Questions:  Actions always shout louder than words. Become aware of how you present to others.  Is your behaviour congruent...

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Goal Setting Tips 2017

I hope the new year's started with a burst of energy and excitement for all you're planning for the next few months.  Hopefully, you’ll have done your professional and personal goal setting, putting yourself amongst the high-achievers, who set themselves up for...

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Authenticity

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25 1803 – April 27, 1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century; champion of individualism. Coaching Questions: • How...

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Failure

People think that the opposite of success is failure, but it's not. Failure is part of the process of success.~ Randy Gage Coaching Questions: What didn’t go so well this week? What can you learn from this experience? What would have been a better way to deal with it?...

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Good Endings and Great Beginnings

 There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.  ~ Louis L’Amour, author  Coaching Questions: Looking back as the year comes to an end, which loops of activities or intentions need to be closed? What do you need to do to...

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Tough Choices

http://www.ted.com/talks/ruth_chang_how_to_make_hard_choices In this TED talk, Ruth Chang discusses what makes hard choices so tough for us, how we’ve confused ourselves by thinking that one choice is always better than another, that they can be quantified, and a...

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Leadership Qualities

John C. Maxwell (The 5 Levels of Leadership) believes that the 2 most important qualities in a leader right now during this downturn economy are:  Creativity – to come up with innovative ideas and solutions; to find the opportunities in unusual situations Tenacity –...

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Career

The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! Earl Nightingale...

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Continue Learning

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success, nor is its absence a fatal handicap. ~ Ray Kroc  Coaching Questions: What have I read, watched, studied or heard that has developed or grown me this week? How will I use this new...

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Circle of Influence

The world is perfect. It's a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives. - Joseph Campbell Coaching Ideas: What a good time to stop worrying about global events and take stock of our own lives. Can you do...

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Motivation

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker As leaders, we owe it to our teams and organisations, to fight against negativity in these...

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Vision

Leadership is about magnetic communication. Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision and the horizon.  ~ Doug Firebaugh Coaching Questions: How often have I lifted my head this week, reminded myself of the bigger picture, of my ultimate...

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Breathing life into your Goals

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination; they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building. ~ Robert...

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