This isn’t about luck

If you follow me on Facebook, you might be aware I spent the past week in St Lucia on a retreat. It was not a vacation, as I didn’t spend any time at the beach, go snorkelling, or doing other tourist-like things. This retreat was work I was doing for myself to find...

Stop being grateful …

In the past week, I noticed a significant surge of people posting what they’re grateful for. The surge is understandable given this past week was the US Thanksgiving.  I love reading these posts whether they come from the heart, or they are a reshare of a...

The power of acknowledgement

One of the skills I use while coaching is acknowledgment. It’s a pretty simple skill to learn, and it works like this “I acknowledge you for …” followed by a heartfelt statement. For example: Rosie, I acknowledge you for the strength I see you in you, as you grab life...

From assumptions to fear

There’s a topic I just don’t seem to be able to escape lately; fear. Fear keeps showing up with my customers, in the podcasts I’m listening to, and in my own life as well. It’s also the topic of a conference session I’m leading tomorrow....

What are you assuming?

Earlier this year my wife, Rosie, left a career she’d been building for 31+ years. She was an engineering supervisor and, by all accounts, very good at what she did. The job had become very stressful, and she chose to live her life on her terms over continuing...