Why You Might Just Be a Perfectionist


I understand. You’re not a perfectionist. You’re just picky. Or ‘hard on yourself’. Or you ‘have high standards’. Or you like things to be done properly. Guess what? * If you’re emails, tweets & Facebook posts are free of spelling mistakes, you just might be a perfectionist. * If you noticed the typo in the […]

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7 Ways Your Words Sabotage Your Business Growth and Relationships


The growth and success of your business depends on building trusting relationships with other people. Ask yourself this one simple question: Do my words pull people towards me or push them away? This question requires a willingness on your part to honestly evaluate how you use your words and to what degree they build trust […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate Patience


OK, this is an old joke, so forgive me if you’ve heard it. A psychologist is giving a talk and describes how every couple has its own unique frequency of making love. She then asks people in the audience to state how often they have sex. Hands shot up as she called out “Once a […]

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The Silent Treatment


Research indicates that children would rather be yelled at than ignored. When prisoners are being punished, they are put in isolation, because being isolated is one of the harshest punishments there is – other than physical abuse. The silent treatment is a form of punishment, a way to attempt to control children and partners into […]

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Life’s Most Difficult Task


Sadhu Sundar Singh, a Hindu convert to Christianity, became a missionary to his people in India. Late one afternoon Sadhu was travelling on foot through the Himalayas with a Buddhist monk. It was bitterly cold and the wind felt like sharp blades slicing into their skins. Night was fast approaching when the monk warned Sadhu […]

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Are You Emotionally Dependent?


Every few weeks I do a free webinar. People can listen on their computers or on the phone; they can write in asking questions or they can ask me directly on the phone. Here is one of the questions a woman — I will call her Susan – asked in a webinar on emotional dependency: […]

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4 Things Your Dog Can Teach You About Leadership


Leadership problems cost us big in more ways than most of us realize. Whether we are struggling with authority  figures in our lives, or struggling to be the authority for others, learning how to be a good leader is critical to our success. If your company‘s top management aren’t good leaders, then the employees will […]

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Overcoming Obstacles: 4 Tips to Clear The “How Hurdle”


As a coach, I’m privileged to be part of a process where my clients create a new and exciting vision for their lives and take action towards it. The excitement is palpable as they connect with what’s truly important to them. But often they’ll hit what I call, the “How Hurdle.” “How will I do […]

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Positive Thought- A Strong Tool Of Success


Once upon a time there was bunch of tiny frogs that arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began. Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed that […]

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10 Secrets to Expressing Yourself with Confidence


For too many years I suffered from a bad case of “approval-seeking.” I was desperate for validation from others. I never wanted to risk stating how I felt about things for fear that it would rock the boat and cause conflict. As a result, I saw myself as a victim of others’ mistreatment or neglect, […]

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