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The Power of Gratitude (WT497)

The Power of Gratitude (WT497)

As we start the new year, I am reminded of The Power of Gratitude.  I am so grateful that we took a detour to complete a 6-week systems project in Mudgee, Central West New South Wales. If we had stuck to our plan, we would have been amongst the thousands of tourists rushing to escape the fires on the south coast of New South Wales and Victoria. We’d already seen first-hand some of the fires on the north coast as we were evacuated a few months ago from Bonnie Hills. In fact, some of my colleagues had even mentioned some of the “Must See” towns on the south coast, which sadly, are...

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Don’t Dim to Fit In (WT496)

Don’t Dim to Fit In (WT496)

Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it), and Happy Holidays if you don’t. One of my favourite things to do is to read and on Christmas Day I almost devoured this book “Light is the New Black – A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Calling and Working Your Light” by Rebecca Campbell (2015).  Ross gave it to me and I love the fact that in the book she writes how whomever is reading this book, whether they bought it for themselves or found it on a bookshelf or received it as a gift, our higher self called it forth. Thank you Ross. Thank you Universe! There was a page in...

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Change Your Password – Reset Your Brain (WT495)

Change Your Password – Reset Your Brain (WT495)

Have you been keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in brain science?  I’m absolutely fascinated with understanding how the brain works.  In summary, your brain as part of the human being operating system is both a goal achieving machine and a Google search engine.  Imagine you have a project to complete and you go to the library and ask the Librarian for some help to get some resources for your project.  If she’s a good librarian she’ll be able to direct you to exactly what you want in really quick time. Well your brain is like that, only it doesn’t filter the...

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It’s for the Client to Decide (WT494)

It’s for the Client to Decide (WT494)

I was participating in an online group discussion this week with my colleagues from all around the world.  Some of the group members were moving into coaching and they wanted to know what other people charged for their services.  It was interesting to see the differences in what people offered and what they charged and one of the newbies, (we’ll call her Valerie), laughed and said, “I’ll need coaching to charge that”. What followed was a very interesting discussion around pricing and self worth and I thought it might be of interest for you,...

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Show Them the Big Picture (WT493)

Show Them the Big Picture (WT493)

This week, I’ve been focussing on leadership. I’ve been creating training videos for the next launch of our membership site as well as the quiz I invited you to take. It’s amazing to me how things show up at exactly the right time. Leadership is about knowing yourself and knowing your people. It also requires you to develop great people skills so you can communicate well and influence your team so that they can cooperate and achieve the outcomes. As I was talking with one of my colleagues recently, I mentioned how important it is to share the big picture with the...

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It’s a Set Up (WT492)

It’s a Set Up (WT492)

When Ross was employed as a Site Supervisor, one of his team members used to joke that it was a “Set Up”, when things didn’t go according to plan.  This always amused and impressed me because he was able to make light of the situation.  In my recent studies to become a certified coach of David Bayer’s Phenomenal Coaching Methodology, he too referred to the concept of being set up. David’s take on the set up is that it is part of what he calls The 4 Blessings of Failure:  Education (we learn something from the experience)  Redirect (life’s infinite...

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Take Advantage of It (WT491)

Take Advantage of It (WT491)

This week’s thought is a reminder to take advantage of opportunities as they are presented. I host an online membership site, Leading Yourself and Leading Others, which focuses on Developing People, Processes and Possibilities.  (I will be opening the membership site up again in a few weeks for new members.) Every two weeks I host a LIVE Q&A call for members to receive coaching on any topic. Last week, one lucky member took advantage of the opportunity. She was the only member on the call so she received dedicated one on one coaching for her particular topic. It was a very interesting...

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Keep Your Head Clean (WT490)

Keep Your Head Clean (WT490)

I’m not talking about having a shower or washing your face when I say, “Keep Your Head Clean” but of course, knowing me, you know that. Here’s an example to explain what I mean: Two people go for a promotion at work. Neither of them succeed. Max gets depressed and angry and full of negative self talk such as "I don't know what I have to do to get ahead in this company. Why does this always happen to me? How come I never seem to get the promotion?” On the other hand, Wendy feels disappointed, however quickly shrugs it off and asks her supervisor, “What can I do to be promoted? What...

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Are You or Your Team Entitled (WT489)

Are You or Your Team Entitled (WT489)

This week’s thought might be a bit provocative. I was chatting with a colleague recently who had just returned from a trip to the Philippines. We’ll call her Leanne.  She had been investigating outsourcing some work to a company over there and had visited some of the outsourcing companies. As we chatted she remarked how surprised she was to hear how much the employees of the companies wanted their companies to do well. They really wanted them to become massively successful on a global scale. When she enquired about the reason, they said simply, “It means we have a job for life...

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Planning is Essential (WT488)

Planning is Essential (WT488)

Ever have one of those weeks or months when you keep hearing or seeing a message?  I’ve had a few of them lately.  The first message came from a member of our online membership program, he reminded us that Planning is Essential but Plans are Useless.  The reminder was appropriate for the discussion we were having at the time and I left it at that.  Fast forward a week or two and one of my mentors mentioned it in his weekly training, Planning is Essential but Plans are Useless.  Three times lucky, this week I heard it again when we had to evacuate the park...

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