IT’S NOT ABOUT THE STUFF

It's Not About The Stuff
A client told me of a fascinating story that left me thinking a great deal today about our connection to stuff. The story was about a man in the news who has backpacked around the world for the past 10 years. He spent most of his time travelling around third world countries. Amazing in itself and you are likely thinking that this is a great example ...

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Compare You To You

Compare You To You
I finally got around to booking a haircut. While waiting my turn I thumbed through a magazine that was there in a stand. I am always amazed that every magazine in hair salons are for women only. For all the men like me who enter these hallowed vestiges of style, it makes us feel like secret agents on a mission of espionage, looking to spirit back ...

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What We Take In

What We Take In
During seminars and coaching sessions I often ask clients if they allow their children to watch violent video games or movies. The resounding answer is "no, of course not". When pressed for their rationale, I normally hear back, "Because it will affect them in some way. It could affect their behavior". Sound reasoning and realistic logic. Amazing then considering this that we ...

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Anything Is Possible When You Have Faith

Anything Is Possible When You Have Faith
My little girl will turn 6 in the spring. Amazing how time marches on.  Last week and I was looking through pictures and mementos that have gathered along the way. Going through everything I cam across this perspective that was written 5 years ago and wanted to share it with you. Here it is.  
We often reflect on the perceived challenges in ...

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Why Not?

Why Not?
I sat down one evening to work on creating an edition of "Perspectives". It is a fascinating process everyday to just allow the day to happen and trust that an event of the day will inspire me enough to want to write about it and share it with you. I read a quote that caused a movie to play back in my mind from a very ...

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The Lessons Of Failure

The Lessons Of Failure
An unfortunate aspect of society is that we are trained to believe that to fail is to, well fail.  Not true.  All you need do is look at every aspect of your life and you will see that failure is the very reason you have accomplished anything.  Failure to grasp an object when we were very small led to incredible determination to persist ...

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Emotion. The Secret Ingredient

Emotion. The Secret Ingredient
There are three elements to life that produce results. They are opportunity, plan and activity.  Without these three, life has the tendency to stay where it is.  Look at where we live.  Opportunity surrounds us everyday in the marketplace, in our communities and families.  The chance to create a plan once a goal is chosen is available to ...

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST UNTAPPED RESOURCE

The World's Greatest Untapped Resource
The wildly fluctuating prices of energy and talk of problems relative to dependence have created great discussions over what should be done.  Should the focus be on developing alternative fuels, should we, as Sarah Pailin put it, "Drill baby, drill", look at cutting back or prepare for the ultimate Armageddon when the flame will go out and we will simply sit staring ...

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For What They Will Say

For What They Will Say
There are a great many reasons to do what we do everyday.  To make money, to feed our children, to contribute to the economy and many more.  Like Maslow's hierarchy of needs, right up near the top shelf is the musing of the question, "Did I make a difference?"   
On top of all of the other ...

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Where You Are Today Does Not Equal Tomorrow

Where You Are Today Does Not Equal Tomorrow
Here is what we have the chance to do right now. At this very moment. This is not something to put on our to do list or file it in the "soon" category but now. Right this very moment.   
We have the capacity to make the decision; to steel ourselves to say "now" is ...

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