Researchers at Northwestern University hypothesize that highly generative adults — those who are committed to their own growth and that of future generations — tell stories of redemption about their lives.  Redemption stories are the form used in fairy tales and enthralling literature. Generally, while moving through life merrily, the heroine or hero encounters unexpected hardships […]

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Arianna Huffington says, “we need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions. that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Appreciating the rewards of failure is something that sets achievers apart from people who allow fear and self-doubt to stagnate their […]

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Two recent client coaching sessions inspired me to share with you the way the workplace is shifting. Today’s leaders must understand that the old rules no longer apply in this era of diversity and the need for constant innovation, which an be derived by gathering input from all levels of an organization. Lesson #1 : Coaching […]

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Dr. Maya Angelou lived a noteworthy life.  There is no question that her teachings and way of being positively affected the lives of many people around the world. In one of her quotes that I treasure, she said:  “One isn’t’ necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.  Without courage, we cannot practice […]

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice.” Those were the tried and truthful words of late Apple founder Steve Jobs in his speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005. Through conditioning we blind ourselves to the best of who we really […]

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A Mistake Repeated Is A Decision Brazilian Novelist Paulo Coelho once said, “A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.” I was struck by this simple, yet profound, statement. It says a lot about our power to consciously choose our destiny. We’re supposed to learn from our mistakes. But, if we knowingly repeat an […]

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“…Involve Me And I’ll Learn” Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying “Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn.” When it comes to your team, are you the kind of leader who reports on the latest changes and processes expecting your team to glean from […]

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What you think affects how you feel.  Thoughts and feelings shape your life because they influence your behavior and determine what you see as possible choices.  The process you use for identifying or recognizing opportunities becomes a closed loop – defining and self-reinforcing.  Eventually, you lose sight of the fact that you ever had options. […]

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice.” Those were the tried and truthful words of late Apple founder Steve Jobs in his speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005. Through conditioning we blind ourselves to the best of who […]

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You, I, and everyone we encounter have the potential to add tremendous value to our own lives, and to the lives of those around us. But, many of us adopt ways of thinking and beliefs that blind us to our potential and purpose.  We engage in behaviors that hinder our ability to live in a […]

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Do you have a BIG idea – one that will transform your career, your company’s business model, streamline processes, save significant time and money, land you a brand new role or help you branch off and build your own successful enterprise?  Have you put a plan of action in place or are you stalling, plagued […]

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Do you have a BIG idea – one that will transform your career, your company’s business model, streamline processes, save significant time and money, land you a brand new role or help you branch off and build your own successful enterprise?  Have you put a plan of action in place or are you stalling, plagued […]

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“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” ~Ashton Kutcher  Defensiveness is the biggest deterrent to learning, professional and personal growth and positive change.  Most of the time we don’t recognize when we’re standing in the way of our own progress. […]

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“I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” ~Ashton Kutcher  Defensiveness is the biggest deterrent to learning, professional and personal growth and positive change.  Most of the time we don’t recognize when we’re standing in the way of our own progress. […]

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Today, I’m happy to announce, we’ve launched the new Spirit of Purpose™ website. This new dynamic website is where our community can come together and learn more about how they can Live Better Now!   It is a place where you’ll find encouragement to make conscious choices that will lead to authentic, lasting growth. The Spirit […]

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There they were, the two most difficult managers I ever worked for. At the time of our relationship, they seemed impossible to please. Unreasonable. Inhumane. I thought they didn’t respect or trust me. At the time, I was certain they were determined to make my life miserable. They pushed me hard.

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