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Everyone Needs To Train (and everyone needs a Coach!)

I subscribe to a weekly newsletter from the Nightingale-Conant company.They, mainly, provide educational and motivational audio products. I have and listen to many of their programs. The newsletter that arrived in my Inbox Sunday night was quite interesting, specifically a table describing the ratio of training-to-performance for different professions/events: The point they were trying to …

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The Worst Phrase Ever

A little quickie for your Monday morning: The worst phrase, just about ever, is “I can’t do that because… ” I’ve been hearing that a fair bit lately, or I’ve been noticing more lately. Mostly it’s others saying it, but sometimes it’s – in one for or another – in my head. When we say I can’t …

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How To Be Inspired

So many people say they can’t “get inspired” when they need or want to. Doing anything from a “place” of inspiration is a merely a function of using your body and mind in a particular way. Not feeling inspired? You’re using your body and mind in a certain way (i.e. you are maintaining a certain physiology and …

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Mastery Requires Hard Work (and Lots of It) But Good Work Doesn’t Require Mastery

“If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful.” – Michelangelo By now its the rare person who hasn’t heard that to be expert at something, to be a “master,” one must practice 10,000 hours. Take heart though, you can be pretty damn good after a couple thousand hours. …

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