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Benefits of Being Vulnerable

That’s the fluffy underside of my cat Hobbes–he’s being vulnerable. He’s assessed that I’m a safe person and that he doesn’t always have to worry about protecting himself when he’s with me. It’s nice to know he trusts me and we’re closer because of it. In fact, there are benefits in being vulnerable in our […]

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Don’t Email Mad

I once received some excellent advice about sending email. If you’re feeling emotionally  charged and need to send an email, you can write the email but don’t send it right away. Instead, walk away and revisit it after you’ve cooled down. Sending an email when you’re angry, hurt or frustrated can seriously create a mess […]

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The Impact Hour: The Art of Reframing

On this week’s episode of The Impact Hour, The Art of Reframing. Click here to listen. Reframing gives us a new perspective on problems. Learn how to reframe all kinds of things to give yourself a more positive and expansive experience in life. You can listen to the show live Wednesdays at 2 PM: on the […]

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There is No Secret

So many times we think that there is some secret out there that will get us to our goal. We hope to find the 5 secret steps to success, the 3 keys to internet fame, or the secrets to social media marketing. The truth is that there really is no secret out there. The fundamental […]

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When Your Passions are Buried

We just completed one of our weekend seminars where we help people find their passions – what they care about most. When passions are buried, this can be a difficult process. We observe people who have buried their passions. What we see are people who pursue things like money, fame, prestige, lifestyle, or happiness. Or […]

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The Impact Hour: Other People’s Perspectives

On this week’s episode of The Impact Hour, Other People’s Perspectives. Click here to listen. Taking someone else’s perspective can be highly beneficial for us and for other people. It helps us to be more kind and to get better results in our relationships. You can listen to the show live Wednesdays at 2 PM: […]

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Information, Knowledge and Wisdom

Information, Knowledge and Wisdom

Google, for many of us is now a way of life. We don’t remember things, we look them up. In many ways this is a great, but in some ways it’s not. In many ways we treat information, knowledge and wisdom as the same, but these are different things. Information We are in the information […]

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How to Avoid Common Regrets

I recently read something online that listed the “top 37 regrets.” (I’m not sharing the link because there’s a bunch of weirdo ads and rude comments.) I’m guessing that the author didn’t actually do a poll or look at relevant research, but listed his or her own opinion. So, don’t take the list as fact. […]

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The Trouble with Goals Pt. 2

I am covering the things that I’ve run into and seen when setting and working toward goals. All kinds of things can come up when trying set and pursue goals. A part of me wants to avoid goals. And sometimes I freak out when I start working toward them. Part one of this series can be […]

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