Coaching

Grow Difficulties; Fertilize Them With Procrastination

»Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Coaching, Human Interest, Humor, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  It’s already 90 degrees, with humidity that makes if feel like 100.  I’m just cooling down after spreading mulch in my flower beds for three hours. Arising at 6 a.m. I started before it got hot–it was only 80 then. While I was sweating away at this project and shoveling mulch into my wheelbarrow from the pile that had been in my yard for over a year, I remembered what John Mason said: “Procrastination is the fertilizer that makes difficulties grow.” I could have finished this project last fall, when it was cooler. I could have finished this...

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Your Vision Is Vital

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Achievement, Business Growth, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Michael Vance, creative director of Disney World in Orlando was asked: “Isn’t it a shame that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?” “He did see it,” Vance said, “and that is precisely why we are here today!” Before every great undertaking, someone has a vision.  The army commander, a strategy.  The football coach, a game plan.  The artist, a picture in the  mind’s eye. In business, too many are following schedules, attending meetings, anxiously responding to cell phones, and other urgencies.  They are dominated by routine, often trivial activities.  Something’s missing. A clear...

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7 Ways To Teach Yourself Anything

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Leadership, Personal Development, Reading, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is important to be a self-learner, because change in the world is accelerating. We can no longer rely on our formal education to serve us as we speed through our careers.  We cannot act as if our education is a vaccination that protects us from the toils and snares of life and career. We must become self-learners.  These steps will help you increase your knowledge: Read. If you’re new to self-directed learning, there is no better place to start than reading.  Target your learning area.  Research sources for the information you seek.  The Internet opens the entire world of knowledge for us.  If...

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The World’s Best How-to Book

»Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Bible, Book Review, Coaching, Common Sense, Manners, Personal Development, Proverbs, Religion, Wisdom | 0 comments

The World’s Best How-to Book | Life is not a dress rehearsal.  We’re on stage for our first and final performance, and we don’t get any do-overs.  We need a how-to book, and  I have good news.  There is a proven how-to book; its advice has never failed for thousands of years. The book is the best-selling book of all time and tops the bestseller list year after year.  The problem is very few people read it, and even fewer people heed its messages about how to live every day.  That’s a shame, because it provides advice that could be helpful to you this very day and every day for rest of...

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Forgiveness: The Divine Gift

»Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Coaching | 0 comments

With the Internet, we can forge friendships around the world with people we may or may never meet in person. Not long ago I lost a friend I never met–Ken Rhodes.  He was a friend to many online, and he is missed. Hearing of his death was a shock to me.  His death reminded me of what a kind, generous, and courageous man he was.  He had a chance to prove it to me just before he died, and he did. Ken wrote a comment to one of my posts that hurt my feelings and to which I took offense.  If that same remark had been made by someone I did not know, I would have ignored it, but since I knew Ken, I wrote...

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Desire, Action, Determination, and Resilience

»Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Coaching, Human Resources, Leadership, Personal Development, Success | 0 comments

Desire drives us to pursue our interests.  We won’t go far if our desire doesn’t become a passion for that which we are striving.  Desire and passion create enthusiasm, which energizes us to act. If we attain much in life, action is required.  “So what do we do?” asks automobile executive Lee Iacocca. “Anything.  Something.  So long as we just don’t sit there.  If we screw it up, start over.  Try something else.  If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” So, what if we fail? Muhammad Ali, world champion and perhaps history’s greatest boxer and...

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