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Al’s Lamp

We’ve all heard about Aladdin’s Lamp . . . you know, you rub the lamp and out comes a Genie who grants you three wishes. I want to tell you about a similar lamp, but it’s Al’s. Yes, you still rub it, and a genie does come out, but 1) he’s dressed a bit more …

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How Extraordinary (Really) Works

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things. – Sir Edmund Hilary Extraordinary is not something you achieve, or arrive at, or can even purchase. It’s something that you become. You become extraordinary by what you do. Or is it? *  *  * As Sir Edmund says, you do extraordinary things …

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How Coaching Creates An *Upward* Spiral

One way to understand coaching is that it brings awareness, intelligence and wisdom to your life. Specifically, it does that to your goals, plans – and depending on the client’s willingness to experiment with new practices – actions. So many people go through life reacting to “what comes up” with whatever awareness, intelligence and wisdom is available …

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Stop Pursuing, Start Being

On the heels of yesterday’s post, I thought this would be a good follow-on. * * * Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire Happiness is really just a feeling-state. We have different names for it: peace-of-mind, cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, …

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Schedule Nothing

Make sure you take the time to regularly schedule nothing. If you’re in the habit of always scheduling something, of filling your schedule, make sure you take time for nothing. Not “nothing” in an absolute sense, but times where you just relax or practice being present, with no particular agenda, maybe with a certain (restorative/renewing) …

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The Three Things

In terms of dreams/goals/desires there are only three variations: 1) Things You Want 2) Things You Don’t (Really) Want 3) Things You Think You Can’t Have *  *  * Just stating that’s there’s a mere trinity of “things-we-want” is likely to rub some the wrong way. But it’s true. Let’s take #1: Things You Want. …

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