4 Steps to Breaking Free from Limiting Beliefs

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Chains

For over a century the elephant has been the face of the circus delighting young and old. Elephants are huge and powerful wild animals. In fact, depending on the type of elephant, they can weigh 200 – 250 pounds at birth and reach between 2.5 tons and 7 tons as adults. That’s hefty! How do you turn an elephant into a circus performer? It is a methodical and sometimes cruel process. As babies, elephants are taught to have respect for their trainers through a system of rewards when they obey, and pain when they don’t. When an elephant is a … Read More

7 Surprising Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Failure

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During a break in a leadership team meeting, the discussion suddenly got interesting. I vividly remember the question being posed: How do you feel about failure? My response was: I do not like to fail. I avoid it at all costs! That response was met with chuckles. Looking back on that memorable moment I see how my view of failure has changed! You see, at that time failure was a little like this to me: The challenge is on. The tight rope is stretched out before me and the balance pole is in hand. A gentle breeze eases the perspiration … Read More

Are You Walking on the Path to Success?

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Path to Success

I don’t know about you, but I often contemplate how to be more successful. What little tweaks, adjustments, or new ways of doing things will increase my visibility, bring more clients, up sales, and allow me to do more of what I love. My heart is to help others and to be consistently improving. I want to thrive – and be successful. As these thoughts swirl in my head, I see what thousands of other motivated people are doing to chase similar goals compliments of Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social media avenues. The temptation is to compare myself … Read More

7 Ways to Have Victory in Obstacles

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Illustration of a man leaping over obstacles

The blissful fall day was calling me! The temperature was delightfully comfortable, especially in the sun. The leaves in vivid shades of red, orange, and yellow were fluttering in the breeze against the brilliant blue sky. A quiet calm hung in the air; just a few leaves rustling. It seemed like the perfect day to take my laptop outside to write a blog. Anticipating an eventful weekend ahead with family coming into town, I was eager to get it done while savoring the fabulous weather. I dutifully began writing what had been on my heart for days. It was nearly … Read More

Confused by Coaching? 12 Reasons Coaching Could be for You.

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The word "Coaching" with each letter written on a sticky note pinned on a blue board

Despite the ever-increasing number of life coaches in the world, most people nod and smile when I tell them I am a Certified Christian Life Coach. They have a vague idea of what a coach does, maybe. To be honest, prior to my training and certification process, my own knowledge was a little fuzzy. I knew I wanted to do something to influence leaders and help them reach their full potential. Coaching seemed like a useful, fascinating, and inspiring way to accomplish that goal. In the various leadership roles I’d held over my 23 plus years in ministry and business, … Read More

How Do You Measure Your Day?

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It happens unexpectedly! Often in mundane moments: a profound realization surfaces. That’s what happened this past week as I visited the drive through window at the bank. My mind launched into deep thought after the teller, in obligatory fashion, asked me this question: “Have you had a good day?” Leading up to my drive through moment my day had been decent. I had been steadily checking things off my “to do” list. There was nothing undesirable about my day – just an ordinary, nothing special sort of day. So yes, my day was “good,” at least, that was what I … Read More