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The “Rules”

While reading this afternoon I came across something interesting: in addition to the Golden Rule (which everyone knows about) and the Platinum Rule (which I learned about in the last couple years, and few know about), there’s the Silver Rule (which hardly anyone knows about, and I didn’t until about 3:00 PM). As we know, …

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Success Is A Science

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” – Oscar Wilde Success is assembling certain components of thought and action in a certain order. “Failure” is what you get when you have the wrong components, or the wrong order, or both. Either way, you get results. Just keep tweaking until …

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Language and Re-Framing

Once again a post is inspired by something from Seth Godin. Here is another excellent post that got me thinking (click here to read the post at his blog): “I’m under a lot of pressure…” The ellipsis hides the most important part of this sentence: “I’m under a lot of pressure from myself.” When you …

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A Word on Motivation

It just occurred to me that maybe I’ve never really understood “motivation.” Oh sure, I’ve learned that it’s better to be inspired than motivated and better to motivated than coerced. But what is motivation, really? Motivation isn’t something real or actual. It’s a word that describes what happens when one puts a motive into action. …

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How To Be Successful

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost I’m writing this post because I needed to hear it. Sometimes I wonder if I am walking the right path, as a coach. I wonder if the challenges of self-employment are worth …

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What Is Fear?

I subscribe to one of Brian Tracy’s newsletters and in just the first paragraph of his latest missive I was inspired to write a blog post. The line that got me thinking was: “When Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he was saying that the emotion of …

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Design or Default?

Any regular reader of this blog knows how much I love Seth Godin’s ideas (and generosity thereof). Here is yet another of Seth’s brilliant posts that I am compelled to share and comment on (you can find the original post here): Can and should Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. The …

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