Posts Tagged ‘Beliefs’

7 Things That Undermine Your Confidence

There have been times in my life where I have relied on my wardrobe, experience, credentials, connections, bold attitude, and more to give me confidence. While there is nothing wrong with any of these things, they are not the source of confidence. In college, I chose to take a law class my freshman year despite…

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The Happy Middle

I was surprised to learn that there are at least 32 songs about “meeting in the middle”. Don’t believe me? You can check it out here for yourself. Meeting in the middle is just another way of saying “meet me halfway” or “compromise”. The word compromise may feel a bit undesirable – after all, it…

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Can a Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day Be Beautiful?

Wouldn’t it be nice if every day went according to plan? For me, that would be coaching, blissfully crossing items off of my to do list, squeezing in a happy chat with someone dear, a little time with my nose in a book, and still being able to whip up a delightful dinner to enjoy…

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The Secret to Eliminating Expectations

This year, my full of spunk grandson was old enough to participate in a creative project, so part of our post-Thanksgiving celebration included decorating gingerbread men and a gingerbread house together. Artfully arranging decorations (we never called them candy – in fact it was only by accident that he realized they were edible after all…

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6 Beliefs That Might Be Limiting You!

Humans have limiting beliefs. Leaders have limiting beliefs. One of those pesky limiting beliefs popped up in a recent coaching session I had with a group of leaders. They were feeling the pressure of deadlines and being understaffed around the holidays due to team members taking time off, all while trying to embrace some new…

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The Secret to Intentionally Tuning Into Your Heart

When was the last time you tuned into your heart and really listened to what it was telling you? Sometimes the reception to my heart gets a little fuzzy. It reminds me a lot of the radio reception in my car on long drives. The further away from home I get, the more my favorite…

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3 Reasons You Might be Addicted to Stress

There is nothing wrong with getting things done! The trick is striking the tension between getting things done and making time to relax. Attempting to do more than is realistic creates stress. By now you have gathered that I like to get things done! In fact, I am able to get a surprising number of…

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Your Words: Healing or Hurting?

Have you experienced this phenomenon? You settle in behind the wheel of your car, insert your keys to start your engine, and begin heading to your destination. Before you know it, you arrive with no real memory of the journey. Somewhere after leaving your driveway, you zone out and make the trek on auto pilot.…

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4 Steps to Breaking Free from Limiting Beliefs

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…

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7 Surprising Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Failure

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…

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