Getting Clear on Commitment

Getting Clear on Commitment

It’s OK not to be committed to things. There is an underlying assumption that commitment is better than no commitment, but that’s not always true. An overarching theme in all my teachings is choice, and the precursor to choice is honesty – being...
You Are The Sum Of

You Are The Sum Of

There is a saying, most often attributed to Jim Rohn, that is very popular in the coaching and personal growth world: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” There is some real truth captured in this quote. The people we spend time with...
The Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others

The Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others

Most people think the problem with the stories we tell about ourselves and our lives is they aren’t empowering enough. The real problem is we only know how to tell one story—victim or hero—as though there’s only one choice when in truth, we are both and many more. The...
Finding True Success With Breath

Finding True Success With Breath

Pause and take a breath. Now tell me, did you inhale or exhale first? Almost always when I ask somebody to take a breath, they inhale first no matter where they’re in their breath cycle. Many people relate to their exhale as secondary, or irrelevant, but I believe...
The Key(s) to Happiness

The Key(s) to Happiness

I had an interesting experience recently. A woman cut me off in traffic, and my immediate response was to imagine she had a good reason. This may seem small, but for me it was noteworthy, because I’ve not always been like this.  Far from it in fact. In truth,...
Complaints Are Lazy Desires

Complaints Are Lazy Desires

All human beings complain and this is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact sometimes, especially in the personal growth world, we try to avoid complaining because we think we need to “take responsibility,” and we end up pretzeling ourselves around the complaint that...

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