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Like It or Not We Are Always Evolving

We are all evolving. We don’t stay the same. Like it or not, we can’t. We evolve because we are constantly coming in contact with external information that influences who we are. In the coaching world we call this the memetic environment. We have a

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Intentions vs. Resolutions

It’s check-in time! Did you set any resolutions or goals for 2020? It’s the time of year when our initial enthusiasm wanes. To avoid the cycle, consider a different approach. This year I made a conscious decision to use the word intention instead of resolution.

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Do You Lead From Your Heart or From Your Head?

Leadership is about opening the heart and inspiring yourself and others. It’s about the human experience. It comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine. Do you lead from the heart? I used to subscribe to

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It Takes a Strong Person to Be Gentle

It takes a strong person to be gentle. One with the courage to pause, to reflect, to listen, to love and to empathize. Are you gentle? I am very gentle with other people. Empathy is one of my top 5 Strengthfinder strengths. And I am

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Looking for the perfect shell?

If you are always looking for the perfect shell, you’re going to miss all of the other fabulous crap on the beach. The end justifies the means is seldom true. No end is worthwhile pursuing if it means we have to give up our values

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It Takes Courage to be Vulnerable

I decided to give my representative the boot. You know who I’m talking about: the person that we bring out when we are afraid to bring out our real selves. I found that I was bringing out my representative a lot. She was funny and

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Bake Your Cake and Eat It Too

Wisdom is different from learning. When we learn, we absorb new information into our memetic environment. Wisdom is gained by letting go of the ideas and beliefs that we previously learned that are no longer serving us. Wisdom is gained by deliberate practice—challenging our old

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