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When You Have a Great Leader (WT442)

When You Have a Great Leader (WT442)

Last week I became a Number 1 International Best Seller on Amazon with the book, “Empowering You Transforming Lives”. As a co-author, I contributed to the 365 daily inspirational quotes and messages that are designed to lift you up every day of the year. It was certainly a fantastic achievement and today I want to share with you, what for me, was the best part of being involved in the project – and that was being led by a great leader – Rebecca Hall Gruyter. Thank you to everyone who supported me by purchasing the book. I am truly grateful. I appreciate you.  Rebecca owns one of the...

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This Is How It Is For Me (WT441)

This Is How It Is For Me (WT441)

It’s so interesting how each week seems to have its own theme.  Generally, I find that more than one person appears to be dealing with the same issue, albeit in slightly different ways.  This week’s theme relates to expressing how we feel. “This is how it is for me …”  On a number of occasions this week I’ve listened as clients, colleagues and friends have expressed their frustration at situations in their lives and yet they have avoided having the one conversation they need to have.  The following example was expressed by no less than five people this...

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A New Way to Look at Goal Setting (WT440)

A New Way to Look at Goal Setting (WT440)

Do you find that you set a goal and then seem to procrastinate on taking the action to actually achieve the goal?  Have you ever felt overwhelmed when setting goals because you think you have to set 3 goals for every area of your life and then find you’ve got 15-21 goals in front of you?  And remember the SMART acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timeframe?  I do.  This week I learned a new technique from Coach Mary Ayers and I thought I’d share it with you.  Mary came up with an acronym for GOALS:  Go  Out  And  Love ...

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How Do You Catch a Monkey? (WT438)

How Do You Catch a Monkey? (WT438)

Working with another of my fabulous clients this week, Mark reminded me of the story of catching monkeys. Thanks Mark. How do you catch a monkey?  There are many variations and the theme is similar. Here are two methods:  Drill a hole in a coconut large enough for monkeys to put their hand in, but not big enough to allow the hand out, once it has been made into a fist. Empty the coconut of the flesh and juice, etc. and place some fruit in it. Leave the coconut and wait for the monkey to grab for the fruit. Drill a hole in the side of a dirt mound. This can be done in full...

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Your People are Looking For Leadership (WT437)

Your People are Looking For Leadership (WT437)

Remember a few weeks ago, I mentioned I would ask for your opinion on leadership and management; well today is the day. You can answer even if you don't currently lead a team. Here's the link for you to answer:  https://go.bucketforms.com/ds/23ea6bfb "When it comes to leading and managing your team at work, what's the single biggest challenge or frustration you've been struggling with? (Please be as detailed and specific as you can.) Here's why your people are looking for leadership: “Leadership” is one of those words that many people find difficult to define. We all have our own perception...

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You Have to See the Dirt (WT436)

You Have to See the Dirt (WT436)

This week, I was watching an interview between Louise Hay, Founder of Hay House and absolute guru in the self-help and healing sector and Nick Ortner, Founder of The Tapping Solution. “Tapping” is used to refer to Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for short. It’s an ancient healing modality that uses the meridians of the body in conjunction with the amygdala in our brain. The amygdala is the part of the brain associated with fight, flight and freeze.  The idea of tapping on the meridians with your fingertips whilst acknowledging what’s not working has been scientifically proven to help...

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See It When You Believe It (WT435)

See It When You Believe It (WT435)

Often when I am coaching with clients and sharing something I’ve learned or asking them a question to help them reflect on what’s going on for them, a little voice will speak to me inside my head. It asks me, “Are you listening to this?” They say (whomever “they” are), “We teach what we need to learn”. If that’s true, I need to learn a heck of a lot. Today’s thought is no exception. I am the one who needs to hear this message the most. I remember years ago, Wayne Dyer wrote a book called, “You’ll See it When You Believe It”. At the time it was a ground breaking book....

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Just Tell The Truth (WT434)

Just Tell The Truth (WT434)

I was speaking with Nancy at the end of a conference; she shared with me a coaching moment she gave to one of her junior team members. We’ll call him Bob.  In the real estate industry, Bob had made a mistake that was going to cost a property owner a few hundred dollars.  Seeking guidance from Nancy, he asked, “What will I tell the owner?” “Just tell the truth”, replied Nancy. “What? What do you mean tell the truth?” he asked. “I can’t do that.” “Why not?” asked Nancy. “Well, I made a mistake, I can’t admit that.” Nancy was shocked. This was way out of alignment with her...

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But I’m Here Now (WT433)

But I’m Here Now (WT433)

Doug was looking for work.  He noticed a sandwich board in front of a labour hire business. It listed some positions that could use his skills and experience. He went inside. He spoke to a young girl who was pleasant enough. “I’m interested to know more about the positions and apply please”, he said. “Have you got a resume?” she asked. “Yes.” “Just go online and you can apply there”, she answered. “But, I’m here now”, he replied. “Yes, but we process all the applications online. You have to apply online.” Doug was dumbfounded. “Why would they go to the trouble of advertising positions...

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Make Yourself a Micro-Commitment (WT432)

Make Yourself a Micro-Commitment (WT432)

This week I am celebrating.  I passed my exam (100% and bragging) and am now an official graduate of the ASK Method Masterclass which is all about asking your market the RIGHT questions to figure out exactly WHAT they want to buy and exactly HOW to sell it to them in order to serve them and help them solve their problems.  But that’s not the topic for this week.   I wanted to share one of the concepts I learned, which helped me to get the work done so I could pass.  It’s called a “micro-commitment”:  A small incremental step to...

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