Tag Archives: Growth

The Blame Game

My daughter recently caused an unfortunate incident at her work place.  She is a lifeguard at a pool and without thinking she packed her glass water bottle when she went to work.  The bottle fell off the guard chair and … Continue reading

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Changing Habits

In The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg describes a habit as “a formula our brain automatically follows: When I see CUE, I will do ROUTINE in order to get a … Continue reading

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Focus on What You Want

Back in July 2011 I wrote a blog post about Setting Your Intentions.  The general idea was to focus on what you do want and not on what you don’t want.  Sounds simple enough, but it is very easy to … Continue reading

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Illusion

I recently read an email from my sister-in-law where she mentioned her “baby food processor”.  When I jokingly wrote back that I wasn’t even going to ask why my babyless sister-in-law had a baby food processor, I found out that she … Continue reading

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Preconceptions

Preconceptions … we all have them, about everything – that guy looks mean, she looks smart, that course will be hard, that jacket will be expensive.  We form a judgement “in advance of adequate knowledge or experience” – the definition of preconception. … Continue reading

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Me and My Shadow

Up until a year or two ago, I had an idea or a mental image of how I should look that was nothing like I actually looked.  I had it in my head that other people all looked pulled together, … Continue reading

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Choose to be Happy

We recently watched a movie called Small Apartments.  It was pretty offbeat but I’m really glad we watched it because at the very end there was a real nugget of wisdom in the form of a man’s advice to his younger brother: Franklin, What are … Continue reading

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Incremental Change

Change can be overwhelming.  We look at where we are and where we want to be and the gap can seem huge and insurmountable.  That’s why, many times, we don’t even try.  We can’t.  The change appears so big that … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Have you ever sat down at your desk because you know you really need to get down to work, but you feel restless and distracted?  You check your email, you play a game of online Solitaire (just to get the … Continue reading

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Small Actions – Big Results

There are over 7 billion human beings on this planet.  Amongst that many people it is sometimes easy to feel insignificant.  It’s easy to ask, “What am I contributing to the world?” and not come up with a satisfying answer. … Continue reading

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