S:1008 Distinction: Pleased vs. Proud

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   “What a good boy! I’m so proud of you.” “I know you did your best, honey. You should be proud.” These and countless other phrases are tools for teaching a child self-esteem. To develop a sense…Continue Reading →

S:1007 Great Question: Demonstrating?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Am I demonstrating the story I’m telling?”   Coaching Point: We are all telling a story all the time. The story we’re telling is ‘our’ story, the story of our life as we see it. That’s just part of being human and living. To…Continue Reading →

S:1006 Distinction: Truthful vs. Accurate

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   While reading “The Boys In The Boat” by Daniel James Brown I saw something which had eluded me until then. The story is an accounting of the incredible 4-year journey of nine lads at the University…Continue Reading →

S:1005 Principle: Retirement

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The word retirement is one which evokes a mixed bag of reactions. To previous generations it meant a time of rest and reward for a life of work and contribution. Sort of a ‘now for me’ period. For…Continue Reading →